4.14 Maintaining a media log

The Emergency Communications Officer is responsible for keeping a media log (See Annex 13.10 for a template) of the following:

  • A contact list of journalists covering the emergency at the CO level including a record of all interviews conducted or interaction
  • A list of published media articles about CARE in the emergency across CI, and when possible, copies of news stories

When the Emergency Communications Officer’s assignment is over, the log books and clippings will enable a replacement Emergency Communications Officer to get quickly up to date. The information is also important to evaluate CARE’s media outreach during the emergency, and to follow up if questions are raised over press coverage or if a controversial story is published.