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Making Media Connections conference in Chicago

Making Media Connections, Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8 at Columbia
College Chicago Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.
The Midwest's best conference for bringing community and media together to
promote news that matters.

* Hear what journalists look for when they cover nonprofits * Learn from
national and local experts about nonprofit communications * Share
communication successes and challenges with peers

Last year's attendees said:
Julie Somogyi, Girl Scouts of Chicago: "The opportunity to meet journalists,
editors and reporters, face to face is still the number one reason I attend,
year after year."

Susan Mason, Jennifer S. Fallick Cancer Support Center: "Wonderful
speakers-very insightful and inspiring..great meeting spaces, meals, etc.
It was hard to choose from all the great workshops."

Who should come?
Nonprofit communicators should attend to hear from a mix of local and
national journalists--from the Washington Post to the Naperville Sun-- and
national nonprofit experts like Marnie Webb from TechSoup and Lisa Witter
from Fenton Communications will present on effective media relations and
outreach. Other highlights: the SPIN Project's one-day media boot camp,
advanced news release writing, what's working on the Web, and more.

Capping the conference at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 8 is a free, open-to-
the-public roundtable discussion on "The Power of Radio" will highlight how
immigration reform proponents have used the medium to mobilize supporters,
how the African-American community uses radio as a public forum, and the
surge of news-talk formats as a vital force for democracy and community.

Cost is $195 for the conference (bring colleagues for just $95 each), plus
$195 for full-day and $95 for half-day pre-conference workshops.

Visit www.newstips.org, for updated panelists and presenters at Making Media
Connections Thursday, June 8 and to learn about pre- conference workshops
Wednesday, June 7. You can also register on-line at the Web site.

The Workshop has a limited number of suites available on first-come,
first-serve basis at University Center, the two-year-old 'super dorm'
seven blocks from the conference site, at a discounted rate. Call
312-344-6400 for more information.

May 4, 2006 in Organizing | Permalink


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