Boat Beat - A Boating Safety Media Toolbox Webinar Thursday, June 2, 2016
Every day, media around the nation report on recreational boating stories, but sometimes the articles and headlines only tell half the story. If there’s a story about drowning, there is often a missed opportunity to talk about the lifesaving importance of wearing a life jacket at all times while boating. If there’s a story about carbon monoxide poisoning, not all media consider offering practical, easy solutions to prevent this from happening to other boaters. Reporters likely miss these prime opportunities to impart safety information because they don't have the tools readily available to know the latest statistic or what questions they should be asking to make the story complete with an awareness message to their audience.
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and Stop Propeller Injuries Now (SPIN), with funding support from a Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund grant administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, introduces ‘Boat Beat’, a Boating Safety Media Toolbox of ‘methods and strategies to assist entities in carrying out media and other awareness campaigns related to pertinent boating safety messaging.’