Re: Norfolk Southern's "public relations" ???
Date: 06-27-2008 - 23:14
How Bouts the Airline industry?
Looks like all the media know what "Airbus 320" or "Boeing 747" are, sometimes without a media rep. It could be that we are a little more informed about the major things that transport people - ie. airplanes. Are the major airlines better at getting the right info to the media/general public? YES. In fact, most children can identify a 747 versus point to where they live on a map.
Look at an airplane crash vs. a train derailment, and how each is reported to the media. Plain and simple - you will get more mis-informetion from the latter.
A recent landing of a JetBlue aircraft at LAX in 2005 tells the story by Reuters:
Problem (front landing gear)
crew members aboard
number of passengers
-to name a couple of key things that were reported
I'm not saying that we all need to be bogged down with too much infolike you stated in your post, Jerry. It would just be nice to be able to have a railroad public relations guy that can answer a question or two, without shrugging his shoulders like the rest of the underinformed public. Is it that anyone can do that kind of job without knowing about it?
Maybe I should become spokesperson for the nuclear fusion council.