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Media Breakfast

2013 Media Breakfast:

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association’s annual media breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Holiday Inn Airport/Town Center in Fort Myers. The event helps local businesses learn how to obtain the best results from their media relations campaigns and programs.

The presenters will be Krista Fogelsong, news anchor, Waterman Broadcasting; Amy Tardif, news director, WGCU-FM; Osvaldo Padilla, editor, Florida Weekly; Jean Gruss, editor, Business Observer; and Steve McQuilkin, business and real estate editor, The News-Press Media Group.

To register, visit our events page.

Media Breakfast FYI:

When’s the best time to call a reporter?

Do reporters prefer to be called or emailed?

What kind of stories should I pitch?

Local media professionals share their diverse perspectives and experiences with FPRA members and local businesspersons at the annual Media Breakfast.  A panel of pros representing radio, print, television, and online media answer questions to help public relations practitioners and local businesses get the best results from their media relations campaigns and programs.

Past panelists include:

  • Phil Borchmann, Gulfshore Business
  • Matthew Bernaldo, Waterman Broadcasting
  • Mei-Mei Chan, The News-Press Media Group
  • Francesca Donlan, The Fort Myers News-Press
  • Jean Gruss, Gulf Coast Business Review
  • Valarie Harring, Breeze Newspapers
  • Michael Hayes, 96.9 WINK-FM
  • Steve McQuilken, The Fort Myers News-Press
  • Penny Moore, Naples Daily News
  • Oswaldo “Waddy” Padilla, Florida Weekly
  • David Sendler, Gulfshore Life
  • Amy Tardif, WGCU Public Media
  • Lois Thome, WINK-TV

The 2013 FPRA Media Breakfast is sponsored by Edison State College.

Edison State College