1st discussion question
“Types of Policy Communication” Please respond to the following:
- Explain at least two factors policy makers use when evaluating information provided to them in policy reports.
- Explain why it is important for an analyst to know when to create a policy memorandum versus an executive summary when presenting information.
2nd discussion question
“Planning Oral Briefings” Please respond to the following:
- Go to the White House website, www.whitehouse.gov, and perform a search on briefings. Review briefings from the Briefing Room and Press Briefings. Select two briefings published in the last 12 months. What went well with the briefings? What could have been better?
- If you were the policy analyst helping to prepare each of those briefings, describe one key action that you would have taken to improve the outcome of each. Defend each of your proposed actions, explaining how they would help each of the briefings.