John Brooks

    • Member Type(s): Communications Professional
    • Title:Director of Media Relations and News
    • Organization:North Park University
    • Area of Expertise:News, media relations, crisis comm, PR

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: News, media relations, crisis comm, PR
      Summary of expertise:
      News, media relations, news planning, crisis communication, public relations, teaching, news planning
      Blog/Web site:
      Books/articles published:
      Most recent: "Don't Wait: Plan Your Leadership Strategy for Your Next Crisis--Which May Occur Today," PRNews Crisis Management Guidebook, vol. 4, 2010
      + Public Relations Society of America, Chicago chapter board member
      + Publicity Club of Chicago, board member
      + Religion Communicators Council

      Prior media experience:
      More than 25 years' experience in newspapers, radio, television and organizational communication. Expertise in media relations, news, crisis communication, public relations.

      + Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, 1985-1998
      + Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago, 1999-2011
      + North Park University, Chicago (present full-time employer)
      + DePaul University, Chicago, adjunct instructor, College of Communication (present part-time employer)

      Educational background:
      + B.A. Journalism, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
      + Master of Journalism, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
      + Accredited in Public Relations (APR), Public Relations Society of America

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