ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Public Relations Society of America Georgia Chapter (www.prsageorgia.org) hosts its annual media day on Thursday, August 14, at Maggiano's Buckhead in Atlanta. Two events make up media day, including Coffee with the Media followed by a luncheon featuring the Editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Morning Seminar: Coffee with the Media
Seminar participants have the opportunity to hear from some of Atlanta's leading journalists about their typical day on the job, and what it's like to be on the other side of the pitch. Panelists will share what it takes for a story to stand out from the crowd, covering everything from the best time and ways to pitch, to finding the right angle and executing successful follow up. The interactive seminar will include a Q&A session with the audience.
- Jovita Moore, Evening Anchor, WSB-TV (ABC), Channel 2 Action News at 5PM and Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat
- Jim van Anglen, News Editor, overseeing State News for Georgia and Alabama for the Associated Press in Atlanta
- Jennifer Leslie, Reporter, WXIA (NBC), contributes to morning and weekend newscasts, Jennifer works early mornings and reports for both 11Alive News Today and 11Alive News Saturday & Sunday Morning.
The panel will be moderated by Mitch Leff, Leff & Associates
Check in for the seminar begins at 9:15 am, it runs from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Seminar details and registration: http://bit.ly/1pCMCOU Online registration is available until August 13.
Luncheon: From Black and White to Bits and Bytes: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editor Kevin Riley Ryan Shares Insights on the New Age of News
The business of gathering and reporting news has undergone massive change in this decade, and while some outlets have struggled to adapt, others have evolved to become more relevant and accessible. No longer limited by print deadlines or a one-hour nightly broadcast, news is reported all day, every day, both by professional reporters and citizen journalists. In this landscape, news outlets are required to build a new kind of relationship with readers, competing with myriad voices that are vying for their trust.
During the luncheon, Riley will explore this new age of news, and how technology and reader engagement has made ours a smaller, better connected world. Public relations practitioners will learn how to adjust to current news gathering methods, assist and influence producers, and meet the needs of editors and reporters in a 24x7 cycle.
Check in begins at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon runs until 1:00 p.m. Luncheon details and registration: http://bit.ly/1pCMCOU Online registration is available until August 13. Maggiano's Buckhead is located at 3368 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326.
PRSA Georgia (www.prsageorgia.org), the second-largest local chapter in the national society, consists of some 850 professionals throughout Georgia. Its mission is to enhance the profession, provide continuing education and offer networking opportunities for its members. The Chapter has regular monthly meetings and seminars, an Annual Conference for professionals and an annual Real World PR collegiate conference day.
The Chapter includes eight Special Interest Groups (Corporate and Employee Communications, Healthcare, Independent Counselors, Leader Board, Nonprofit, Technology, Travel and Tourism, and Young Professionals) that meet at various times. It also supports 10 PRSSA (student society) groups at the following colleges: Berry College (Rome), Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta), Columbus State University (Columbus), Georgia College & State University (Milledgeville), Georgia State University (Atlanta), Georgia Southern University (Statesboro), Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw), Savannah State University (Savannah), University of Georgia (Athens), and University of West Georgia (Carrollton).
Contact: Denise Grant
SOURCE Georgia Chapter, Public Relations Society of America