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Cincinnati PRSA Coffee Talks

The Changing Newsroom, presented by Cincinnati PRSA and SPJ

January 10, 18 & 25

Cincinnati PRSA Coffee Talks

Eventbrite - 2017 Cincinnati PRSA Holiday Happy Hour

Coffee. Chatting. Cincy PRSA.

We can probably agree that those are three of our favorite things. Why not combine them as we kick off another great year for Cincy PRSA?

Join our 2018 president Darcy Schwass, APR over coffee to discuss all things Cincy PRSA-related, especially:

  • Opportunities to get more involved with our chapter (learn about all of our great committees!)
  • Feedback and/or ideas you have for the leadership team to provide a better experience
  • The value of a PRSA membership
  • Any PR-related topic you'd like to discuss

This is the perfect chance to stop by and find out more in a casual environment. We'll be at each location for one hour, so you can stop in for a quick hello, or grab a seat and share in some conversation.

While registration is not required - you can feel free to simply show up - we encourage you to take a minute and let us know which session you plan to attend. That will help us plan, and allow us to reach you should there be any weather-related changes (it is Cincinnati in January after all!). Please note the online registration for each event will be available until the night before.

There is no registration fee, so your only cost will be what you choose to order off the menu.

Event Details:

Eventbrite - 2017 Cincinnati PRSA Holiday Happy Hour

Wednesday, January 10
Coffee Emporium (OTR)
110 East Central Parkway Cincinnati
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 18
Panera (West Chester)
9444 Civic Centre Boulevard
West Chester Township
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 25
Carabello Coffee
107 East 9th Street
Newport, KY
8:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.

February 7, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Changing Newsroom, presented by Cincinnati PRSA and SPJ

Eventbrite - The Changing Newsroom, presented by Cincinnati PRSA and SPJ

Join us for lunch and a lively panel discussion as The Public Relations Society of America, Cincinnati Chapter and Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists discuss the changing newsroom.

Panelists Include:

  • Pam Gilchrist, Brand Marketing Communications Strategist, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker & Author, Area Marketing Director, Chick-fil-A Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
  • Jennifer Tan, Public Relations Manager, Newport Aquarium
  • Mike Canan, Senior Director for Content Strategy, E.W. Scripps Company
  • Michael Kilian, Senior News Director, Cincinnati Enquirer
Event Details:

Eventbrite - The Changing Newsroom, presented by Cincinnati PRSA and SPJ 

Wednesday, February 7  
Vehr Communications
700 Walnut Street, Suite 450, Cincinnati 
11:30 a.m. - Doors open for check-in and networking
12:00 p.m. - Program and lunch  
$15 - PRSA Cincinnati Chapter and SPJ Members 
$10 - PRSSA Members/Students
$20 - Non-members  
Deadline to register is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2 (this is also the deadline to cancel and receive a refund).
There are several surface parking lots in close proximity to the venue, as well as multiple parking garages located downtown. Metered on-street parking spots are also available. A comprehensive list of parking garages can be found at the following link.  

Eventbrite - The Changing Newsroom, presented by Cincinnati PRSA and SPJ

Pam and Jennifer will discuss their award-winning Blacksmith media relations campaigns and how they successfully penetrated through the clutter of all the media messages that bombard the public. Jen also provided insight into the TV news industry having worked in it for more than 10 years before making her transition into PR four years ago.

Mike Canan, 37, is the Senior Director for Content Strategy with the E.W. Scripps Company, based here in Cincinnati. In that role, he works with Scripps TV stations across the country to help them deliver compelling, interesting news content. He previously served as editor of WCPO.com. In that role, he led the station's innovative digital journalism team. WCPO is the first local broadcast TV station in the country to launch a paid membership service. Before working at WCPO.com, Canan served as the managing editor for Scripps Treasure Coasts Newspapers in Florida where he ran the day-to-day operations of the newsroom. Canan is a graduate of Ohio University and holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism. He lives in Norwood with his wife and two sons.

Michael Kilian is senior news director at Enquirer Media in Cincinnati. In his role, he oversees much of the local news report online at Cincinnati.com and in the printed Cincinnati Enquirer. He has worked for Gannett Co. Inc. news sites for much of the past quarter-century, including in Upstate New York, Vermont and Maryland before coming to Ohio in early 2015. He is a graduate of Cornell University and is a member of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati.