Getting an organization or agency on television or radio may not be as difficult as it seems. Those interested can learn the latest tips by attending the Media Coffee co-sponsored by PR Newswire and the Alumni Council of the Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Getting Your Story on the Air will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. March 4, in Room 306 of the Kent Student Center on the KSU campus. The event is open to representatives of area agencies, organizations and businesses to learn the ins and outs of television and radio coverage.
Panelists will include Randal Stanley, news director at WKYC-TV, (Channel 3); Vince Duffy, news and public affairs coordinator of WKSU (89.7) and host of NewsNight Akron on PBS-TV (Channels 45/49); and a representative from WNIR (100.1).
Gary Hanson, assistant professor of electronic media and adviser for Kent States student-run TV station, will serve as moderator.
This free event will begin with registration and a free continental breakfast at 8 a.m. Panelists will share tips on how to get a story on the air and insight into how technology has changed news gathering techniques. Pitching, story generation and contact tips are on the agenda, along with a question and answer session.
Free parking passes will be provided for parking in the Kent Student Center lot on Summit Street. For travel directions, visit www.imagine.kent.edu/directions/kent/travel.asp.
To make a reservation, call PR Newswire at (216) 566-7777 or (800) 826-3133, ext. 3. Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are requested by Thursday.
Talking over plans for a Media Coffee to be held Kent State University are, from left, Christine John, assistant director of the Kent State University Alumni Association; Lori Cantor, president of the Journalism and Mass Communication Alumni Council; and Paula Maggio, vice president of social for the JMC Alumni Council.