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 –
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 –
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 –
Phil Tower, Director of Spoken Word Programming – WOOD AM/WOOD Radio

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