This is the 23rd installment of a podcast following local activism efforts I am spearheading to address the surveillance state in Lexington, Ky. Through this series, you will get an inside look at boots-on-the-ground activism as it happens. The goal is to create a step-by-step how-to on tackling issues at the local level. You can access the other episodes HERE.
Your activism may never hit the news cycle in a big way, but if it does, be prepared. It will probably sweep over you like a tidal wave.
I experienced that after sending out a press release announcing the ACLU of Kentucky will represent me in the lawsuit the city of Lexington filed against me. Within a 48-hour period, I did multiple interviews and fielded a slew of questions from various media outlets.
In this installment of the Activism 101 podcast, I offer some tips for handling the media crush. I talk about general messaging and focus specifically on what to expect in a TV interview.