Failure to communicate
City Hall's ban on staff members speaking to media leaves us all underserved
Published: September 7, 2011
Our guess is that's exactly what's going on here, at least in part. Lijana is being overwhelmed.
But if other cities can take a more expansive — and efficient — approach, so can Detroit.
Bowens suggests training city employees in media relations would help.
"Teach people how to be effective communicators with the press. ... You don't prevent them from doing that by putting your foot on their neck so they can't say anything,"
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