The ICE received three mentions in the national papers and 17 mentions on television and radio programmes this spring, it has said in its quarterly media coverage report.
The Institution’s impact on local papers has been bigger, with 191 regional press cuttings recorded. Media engagement is seen as an important facet of the Institution’s work, both to raise the profile of civil engineers and to help establish the ICE as the “voice of infrastructure”.
The ICE press office works with the media through promoting major ICE reports, such as the State of the Nation inquiries, and publicising key events such as the Brunel lectures. It also issues reactive comments to national events and announcements.
The ICE released its media coverage report for January to March this year shortly after ICE Council last month.
ICE vice president Geoff French said: “The ICE will continue its public voice work in quarter two and beyond, to ensure government’s plans get translated into actions.”
To see the full report visit www.ice.org.uk/News-Public-Affairs/Media-and-press-centre