Meet the Media [UPDATE]

MeetTheMediaCalling all communication and PR pros to “speed pitch” area editors, reporters and producers

WMPRSA’s annual “Meet the Media” event has always been one of our most highly attended programs. Next month, we will welcome the return of our popular “speed pitching” format.

Throughout the program, participants will meet one-on-one with members of the media during timed speed pitching sessions. For a few minutes, you will have the undivided attention of news directors, editors and reporters from local television and radio stations, daily, weekly and monthly publications and online outlets.

These three-minute meetings go fast – so, be prepared, plan your story pitches and maximize your time.

Arrive early to book those coveted appointments. The appointment sign-up sheets will be available at 11 a.m. In the coming weeks, WMPRSA will publish the list of expected media in future event notices and on our Facebook page, Twitter and website.

Event Details Thursday, October 17, 2013 Wood Seminary Building (see #18 on map) Cornerstone University, 1001 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 11 AM – Registration/Lunch 11:30 AM – 1 PM – Speed Pitching

Member $25.00 Non-Member $35.00 Student $20.00

RSVP now

Participating Media As of 10/14/13 - Check back for updates

Joanne Bailey Boorsma, Advance Online Editor, On-the-Town Editor – MLive Media Group Amy Charles, Editor – West Michigan Woman Josh Depenbrok, Owner – GRNow.com Chris Ehrlich, Online Editor – Grand Rapids Business Journal Tim Gortsema, Managing Editor – Grand Rapids Business Journal Bill Herbst, Assignment Editor – WOOD TV 8 Shelley Irwin, Morning Show Host/Producer – WGVU Deborah Johnson Wood, Reporter – Rapid Growth Media Dayna Kasza, Senior Producer Daybreak – WOOD TV 8 Bridget Kennedy, Weekday Morning Segment Producer – WXMI Fox 17 Annalise Kransz, Weekend Morning Producer – WXMI Fox 17 Val Lego, Health Reporter/Healthy You Host – WZZM TV 13 Caroline MacGregor, Reporter – WGVU Shandra Martinez, Business Reporter – MLive.com Jessica McMaster, Reporter – WXMI Fox 17 Jennifer Pascua, Reporter, Weekend Anchor – WZZM TV 13 Eddie Rucker, Producer, Take Five and Company – WZZM TV Matthew Russell, Editor – UIX Grand Rapids John Sinkevics, Editor – Localspins.com Phil Tower, Director of Spoken Word Programming – WOOD AM/WOOD Radio