This is an interesting post.
Raconteur Report: Adult Supervision & the Media Plan
Whenever I teach, I try to stress that perception is reality. How you perceive yourself is one thing, how others perceive you is another. And when one is managing an event that is viewed by others, we must put our best professional foot forward. (The short of it is watch your language and maintain clear verbal commands, while there is more to it I shall not go into it here.)
While a portion of this was directed at the idiocy that was the Oregon occupation, this essay would have been helpful with a lot of the other protests in the past few years such as the Occupy Wall Street groups.
I've noted that different media entities take up for certain... Protesters? Activists? Heck, different alphabet medias will each term the groups different ways depending on how they intend to portray them. I remember in college that I was taught that the media could not influence a person's decision making. But they can, due to the fact that they can filter what information is presented thus the viewers are not making fully informed decisions.