Media Advisory: Why You Should Connect with Media in Crisis

Thursday, April 23, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

What was covered: The COVID-19 pandemic is a once in a generation news story. Critical to this coverage is for the media to engage with public officials who provide necessary insight into the complex nature of this response. This interactive conversation will allow participants to gain greater awareness of the media mindset in crisis, learn about the value in connecting with media and discuss ways to establish those connections.

Speaker:  Alisha Powell Gillis, Senior Editor, Route Fifty

Alisha Powell Gillis is the senior editor at Route Fifty where she is responsible for programming live and online events content, moderating panel discussions, soliciting, editing and writing analytical pieces and overseeing the annual Navigator Awards program. Before joining Route Fifty, Alisha was the director for community impact at the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) where she worked to connect urban public libraries to critical issues in state and local government and led event programming. Prior to ULC, Alisha served the nation's governors for nearly a decade at the National Governors Association where she specialized in homeland security, emergency management and cybersecurity issues. Alisha holds a master's degree in global security studies from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree in political science from Hofstra University.