Press secretary
A press secretary or press officer is a senior advisor who provides advice on how to deal with the news media
News media
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 and, using news management techniques, helps their employer to maintain a positive public image and avoid negative media coverage.

They often, but not always, act as the organization's senior spokesperson. Many government
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s also have press secretaries. A deputy press secretary is typically a mid-level political staffer who assists the press secretary and communications director with aspects of public outreach. They often write the press releases and media advisories for review by the press secretary and communications director. There are usually assistant press secretaries and press officers that support the press secretary.

See also

  • Spokesperson
  • Press service
    Press service
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  • Office of the Press Secretary (Philippines)
    Office of the Press Secretary (Philippines)
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  • White House Press Secretary
    White House Press Secretary
    The White House Press Secretary is a senior White House official whose primary responsibility is to act as spokesperson for the government administration....

  • Chief Cabinet Secretary
    Chief Cabinet Secretary
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  • Spin Doctor
    Spin (public relations)
    In public relations, spin is a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain organization or public figure...

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