City Offers Media Training to Danzig Street Residents
The city is offering residents in the Danzig Street area free media training in the wake of the shooting that left 2 dead and 23 injured.
The session on Friday will be hosted by a communications representative. It came about following complaints from residents who were disappointed in the way their neighbourhood was being portrayed.
It's being called "Close Encounters of the Media Kind" and will be hosted by a communications representative from the city.
On Newstalk 1010's Friendly Fire on Thursday city councillor Adam Vaughan told Ryan Doyle and John Downs he thinks it's a good idea.
"There's a grieving and a sadness here that needs to be respected. That's part of what I hope the media training is imparting," he says. "As well as how to deal with being in a scrum for the first time or whether or not you can say no to a question.
It's unclear at this point how much the session will cost taxpayers, but Vaughan believes it's worth it.
"It's part of an array of victims service that we provide...it's money well invested, especially if it prevents retaliation."