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NAGC Government Communicators' Biweekly Update

Oct. 11, 2016

Sept. 27, 2016

Sept. 13, 2016

Aug. 9, 2016

July 26, 2016

July 12, 2016
June 28, 2016


NAGC announces Encore!
A new webinar miniseries featuring top-rated speakers from the 2016 NAGC Communications School. No cost to members and Communications School attendees. Only $49 for nonmembers. learn more

NAGC Encore! Webinar

Building a Government Brand Journalism Platform
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
Greg Licamele, Director of External Communications, Fairfax County Government

Learn about the new Fairfax County brand journalism platform, NewsCenter. It’s a place to tell stories. It’s a place to report. It’s a place to share. This news hub works in concert with paid, earned, and social opportunities. How can a platform like this work for you?
details and registration


NAGC Webinar Wednesdays

Publishing Tips for the Multimedia Age
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
Greg Leatherman, Management Editor, ECO and Ocean News & Technology magazines

Greg Leatherman, managing editor of ECO and Ocean News & Technology magazines, both of which are multi-media publications with a global reach, will explain how you can adapt material you're already producing into ready-made content for publication. At the end of the hour, you'll be ready to turn your next project report, brochure, video, or photo shoot into the kind of media content publishers are looking for.
details and registration


2017 NAGC Communications School

June 13-15, 2017

Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch
St. Louis, Missouri


Call for Speakers

DOWNLOADS: Call for Speakers Details | Speaker Application Form
The National Association of Government Communicators announces a “Call for Speakers” for the 2017 Communications School, Gateway to the Best in Government Communications, being held St. Louis, MO, June 13-15, 2017. Speaker applications are being accepted for half-day workshops, plenary speakers and 60-minute breakout session presentations. NAGC will continue to accept and review speaker applications until the program is filled.


Scenes from the 2016
NAGC Communications School

In a general session on June 8, 2016, Karen Terrill, Crisis Communications Trainer, Media Survival Group, delivered a presentation on “Israel to Boston: Crisis Communications Learned in a War Zone.”

Dr. James Toscano, President, Dots Matter, Inc., spoke on “Beyond Engagement: Public Organizations and Social Media Legitimacy,” June 9, 2016, at the NAGC 2016 Communications School.


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View or download photos from the NAGC 2016 Communications School

On the NAGC Shutterfly share site, you can view or download photos at NO charge. To download, you'll need to sign up for a free account, but you are not required to buy anything. There are two albums with 2016 photos, one album (18 photos) with Communications School photos and one album (54 photos) with Award presentation photos.

John Verrico, Chief of Media Relations, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, and now Immediate Past President of NAGC, moderated a panel of major media recruiters and journalism educators on “The Future of Journalism,” June 8, 2016.


Are You a Government Communicator?

The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to the professional development of communications experts at all levels of government – federal, tribal, state, and local.


We are:

  • Public Information/Public Affairs Officers
  • Spokespersons
  • Web Content Developers
  • Social Media Managers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Speechwriters
  • Marketing Communications Specialists
  • Writers, Editors, and Editorial Assistants
  • Photographers
  • Strategic Communications Experts, and more!.

We provide:

  • Networking opportunities
  • High quality educational programs geared specifically toward Government Communicators at The Annual Communications School
  • Free online training with our Webinar Wednesdays
  • Recognition for the best in government communications through our Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards
  • Discounted rates on the Annual Communications School and the Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards entries


Join now to be part of a professional network that provides professional support and ongoing training to boost careers for government communications experts.