FMC New Jersey Connection Day

Oct. 1, 2010, Sheraton Meadowlands

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This half-day event is designed to bring the northern New Jersey media out to meet with the public. The purpose is to establish an open dialogue and to facilitate news coverage of issues important to the community in a relaxed workshop setting. Don't miss out on making great connections with the news media.

The Program for Friday, Oct. 1, 2010

7.30 a.m.: Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking & Exhibitors

Exhibitors to be announced. Interested in exhibiting? Email us.

8.15 a.m.: Choose one workshop:

1A. What to Know *Before* You Pitch a Story to the Media

In this interactive workshop setting, you will have an opportunity to hear from journalists working in the Northern New Jersey area on how you should prepare to pitch them a news story. As an added bonus, they'll even offer tips on common mistakes people make when dealing with the news media.

Panelists:

Phil Corsentino, News Director, FiOS 1 News

Steve Holt, Managing Editor, WCBS News Radio

Brian Thompson, New Jersey Reporter, WNBC-TV

Representative, The Record

Moderator: David Mathison, Author, Be The Media

1B. How to Pitch Newspaper/Internet Reporters

Here's your chance to pitch your story to the Northern New Jersey news media. A round table of reporters, editors and PR pros will give you constructive feedback on how to really make your pitch stand out from the crowd. And, if they really like what you have to say, you may find yourself in tomorrow's news. Yes, it can be that easy -- when you do it right. Learn how.

Panelists:

Luke Funk, Senior Web Producer, My9 News

Hilary Morris, Editor, NJMYWAY.com

Michael M. Shapiro, Esq., Editor, The Alternative Press

Representative, The Record

Moderator: John Murcott, President, Karma411

9.30 a.m.: Networking Break

9.45 a.m. Choose one workshop:

2A. How to Pitch TV & Radio Reporters

Here's your chance to pitch your story to the Northern New Jersey news media. A round table of reporters, editors and PR pros will give you constructive feedback on how to really make your pitch stand out from the crowd. And, if they really like what you have to say, you may find yourself in tomorrow's news. Yes, it can be that easy -- when you do it right. Learn how.

Panelists:

Jim Driscoll, Vice President & News Director, My9 News

Phil Lipof, Reporter & Co-Anchor, Eyewitness News Saturday and Sunday Morning, WABC-TV

Levon Putney, NJ Reporter, WCBS News Radio 880

Steve Sandberg, NJ Reporter, 1010 WINS

Moderator:

Jaci Clement, Executive Director, Fair Media Council

 

2B. How to Create Public Service Announcements

An effective PSA can really help you promote your product or service to the public, and it doesn't have to cost a lot of time or money. Learn the elements of what a PSA must contain and what resources are available to you through various media outlets.

Panelists:

Phil Corsentino, News Director, FiOS 1 News

David Mathison, Author, Be The Media

Joe Silvestri, Public Affairs Producer, My9 News

Moderator:

John Murcott, President, Karma411

 

11-11.30 a.m.: Networking with On-Air Talent & Exhibitors 

11.30 a.m.: Event ends

Bring plenty of business cards and press releases.

Click here to download the registration form. Completed form should be faxed to 516.224.1864 or emailed to info@fairmediacouncil.org

Purchase tickets now. Advance registration required. Tickets are nonrefundable.