Social Media and Public Information Officer

FEMA PIO speaking with the Spanish Language Station in Texas

One of the challenges facing the Public Information Officer (PIO) is social media. Social media is both a friend and foe of emergency agencies.

First, write a post to achieve the following:

1. What is the role and responsibilities of the PIO?

2. What do Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites mean these days to the PIO?

Second, using the internet or professional journals, find two articles and post the links to the two articles and answer the following:

1. One of the links should show how an emergency agency uses social media in a positive manner, such as to inform and involve the local community being served.

2. The other link should show how social media was used in an unprofessional manner, and made the agency involved look bad in the eyes of the public. Give a one paragraph summary of each link.

Requirements Please APA cite and reference your sources minimum of 300 words.