OLEAN, NY —The Jandoli Institute will sponsor “Working with Local Media,” a workshop for community organizations, on Thursday, March 19, at the Olean Public Library.

The session, scheduled for 7 p.m., is designed to help participants learn what editors look for in press releases and how they can interact more effectively with local media.

A panel of media professionals will provide advice, guidance and critiques.

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The panel will consist of Jim Eckstom, executive editor of the Olean Times Herald; Anne Lee, co-editor, TAPinto Greater Olean, and Kirk Windus, Communications and Fund Development Manager at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Richard Lee, executive director of the Jandoli Institute, will moderate the session.

For more information, email jandoli@sbu.edu or call 716-375-2563.

The Jandoli Institute serves as a forum for academic research, creative ideas and discussion on the intersection between media and democracy. The institute is part of the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University.

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