Media Training for the 21st Century

Media Training for the 21st Century

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Communications

Starts: Thursday, Jul. 11 3:45 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Thursday, Jul. 11 4:45 PM (Eastern)

From message to delivery, you need a smart strategy to tell your story to the audience you want to reach. Media Training for the 21st Century is a general communications training for organizers, staff, and principals that leaves you feeling empowered and able to get your message across regardless of fear and distraction. This goes way beyond style tips for television hits—this is about communicating your values in a way that resonates long after you’re done speaking.

This training is open to everyone.


Jess McIntosh


Jess McIntosh is a Democratic strategist, Executive Editor of Shareblue Media, CNN commentator, and co-host of the award-winning SiriusXM radio show Signal Boost along with Zerlina Maxwell. Jess has written extensively about politics and gender for, ELLE, Lenny Letter, and more.

Most recently she served as a senior communications advisor for Hillary Clinton, who received 3 million more votes than Donald Trump and really should be the President. Prior to that honor, she was the Vice President of Communications for EMILY’s List, an organization devoted to electing pro-choice progressive women. She was the first campaign and Senate spokesperson for Al Franken, and helped with the elections of New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Jess is a graduate of New York University, where she earned a M.A. she has never found occasion to use in English Literature. She currently resides in Brooklyn with the boy she’s had a crush on since 1996. 

John Neffinger

John Neffinger

John is a communications strategist who specializes in helping people deliver compelling presentations in high-stakes situations. He works with Democratic candidates as well as a range of progressive organizations and leaders. He co-authored the book Compelling People, and is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown and Columbia Universities.

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