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Meet me at the mosque: ICIRR media relations lessons

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Today I heard Ahmed Rehab of Council on American-Islamic Relations Chicago [2] presented to some 50 leaders and staff of immigration-related nonprofit agencies on media relations. It was awesome to be in the audience, what I wrote down highlights of course the most important issue: context.

I’m going to ask Ahmed if we can post up his presentation as a pdf download here because it’s chock-full of tips but here’s one example, his experience on the best and worst times for a news conference:

Best: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Worst: 2-6 p.m.
Never: 4-5 p.m.

The other thing Ahmed shared about that I hope we can get him to share further thoughts on, is his extensive experience as a talk show guest with Bill O’Reilly, Michael Savage, and a whole bunch of hi-profile, low-road talkers.