As communications professionals, we send pitches to reporters and editors every day, but it's less often that we get to work with them in person ... and get their perspective on what they're looking for and what stories they're working on.
On August 31, PRSA Hawaii invites local PR professionals to get some face time with some of the new kids around the local reporter watering hole:
Bill Dorman, news director of Hawaii Public Radio, is an Emmy-award winning journalist who spent 21 years at CNN on both sides of the camera - winning awards as a correspondent, producer and executive producer. He also worked for five years as managing editor for Bloomberg Television's Asia Pacific operations, based in Tokyo. He's reported from more than a dozen countries and has done communications consulting, working with CEOs and other executives in Hawaii, Hong Kong, Singapore and elsewhere in Asia.
As the producer for Sunrise on Hawaii News Now, Jonathan Saupe is used to a fast-paced environment. Before moving to Hawaii, he held positions as executive producer, special projects producer, promotions producer and line producer at KOLD-TV in Tucson, Arizona, where he managed content and crews on all platforms and structured the station's efforts for targeted special reports and events, among other accomplishments. Previously, Jonathan gained valuable insight and experience from three Illinois-based TV stations, working as an anchor and reporter for WSIU-TV, as a photographer for KFVS-TV, and as a photographer and video editor for WSIL-TV.
Percy Ihara, publisher and editor of Generations Magazine, helped many clients in the senior community with reverse mortgages over the years. It was during these meetings that his clients began to express the need for resources to help guide the aging population in Hawaii. Percy's desire to seek this information for his clients eventually led him to become the editor of Generations Hawaii, a well-published magazine filled with valuable information to help seniors and adult children seeking help for their parents.
If you've pitched - or are planning to pitch - one of these reporters in the near future, you will not want to miss "Meet the New Faces of Media" on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at the Plaza Club.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Plaza Club
900 Fort Street Mall
11:30 a.m. - Registration/Networking/Lunch
12 p.m. - Program
$30 PRSA Hawaii Chapter Members
$35 PRSA National Members
$25 Student Members
Register online or for cash/check payments, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment due at door or mail to: PRSA Hawaii, PO Box 3566, Honolulu, HI 96811. Credit card payment will not be accepted at the door.
**Due to the increased cost of doing business, reservations to PRSA Hawaii programs made via credit card will be assessed a nominal processing fee.