The American Geophysical Union has published a researcher's guide for dealing successfully with the news media, You and the Media (PDF format, 800 Kbyte).
Given the increased media attention on space weather in general and solar physics in particular, especially during times of solar maximum, many of us are speaking to the media, and could use the sage advice in this document.
SP 2014 Congressional Visit Handout: PowerPoint | PDF
Other relevant web pages devoted to scientific outreach, public policy, and education issues include:
- AAS pages on: Public Policy
- AGU pages on: Science and Society