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Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Learn about what you need to know to work with the news outlets and reporters as it relates to social media interactions and emergencies that unfold on social media. Get tips and tools to understand how to not only respond on social media, but how to create the best outcome possible for you with a growing digital audience.

About the Speaker(s):

Katie Nelson, Mountain View Police Department
Katie Nelson is the Social Media + Public Relations Coordinator for the Mountain View Police Department. Before joining MVPD, she worked as a crime and public safety reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, the Contra Costa Times and the Oakland Tribune. She won awards for her breaking news coverage of the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport and her investigative work on the state Department of Social Services led to major legislative reform to protect elderly residents in California. Katie was also an award-winning journalist during her time covering crime in the San Joaquin Valley, investigating induction into gang life for young boys and girls in areas like Stockton and Lodi. She has presented at the IACP PIO Mid-Year Conference and at Bay Area trainings on working relationships between law enforcement and the media and she has presented to small-business groups on how to effectively utilize social media to develop relationships with journalists. Katie is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., English, 2011). Follow her on Twitter: @katienelson210.