News Conference Preparation Guide
Use this checklist to prepare for and conduct a news conference for a sensitive or complex event or crisis.
The public affairs office may need to hold a news conference to cover a crisis, distinguished visitor or high-profile event. If a story is sensitive or complex enough to warrant a news conference, remember to stay vigilant in protecting sensitive material.
If you see a violation by media or visitors, immediately notify the appropriate security POC of suspected photography of classified information. If it appears there was intent to deliberately film or videotape classified information, immediately report the violation to the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (OASD) or Public Affairs.
Before using this checklist, check with your unit to verify that no other specific essential tasks are required.