Mock Media - Add Realism to Exercises

Published in Resources on 2/8/2018

Argonne is using “mock media” to support exercise play, challenging players through live interviews and news conferences, and simulating comprehensive real-time broadcast, print and social media coverage...

Tagged Under: Emergency Systems, Emergency Technology, Public Information

Working with the public and news media are crucial elements of an effective emergency response. Realistic exercises and drills are the best way to test emergency public information capabilities. Our team at Argonne National Laboratory is familiar with a wide range of hazards and exercise strategies. By supplying virtual, tabletop or functional exercise platforms, we support scenario development, news media simulation, planning, evaluation and follow-up to ensure maximum value for participants.
Argonne brings experience, realism and insight to the process by using “mock media” to support exercise play, challenging players through live interviews and news conferences, and simulating comprehensive real-time broadcast, print and social media coverage. The mock media cover the “story” as if it were an actual event by gathering information and producing news stories and social media posts on the basis of what they learn, creating the most challenging and realistic exercise environment for players.