August 31, 2012
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August 30, 2012
Today, as part of LatinoWire’s Expert Webinar Series, US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis spoke about The State of the Latino Worker in the US. Her presentation addressed a variety of topics, including the role of Latino workers in the ongoing economic recovery, the administration’s investments in job training and labor law enforcement, and projections on the future contributions of Latinos to the American workforce.
US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
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If you missed this event, you can view the entire recorded webinar here, or view the Secretary’s presentation and download her prepared remarks below:
August 22, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis
On Thursday, Aug. 30, in advance of Labor Day, Business Wire will host a free webinar with US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, the first Latina to head a major federal agency in a president’s cabinet, to discuss the state of the Latino worker in the United States.
Secretary Solis will discuss the gains that Latinos have made during the economic recovery; specific sectors of growth and opportunities; challenges and prospects for women, veterans and youth; vulnerable workers; and department efforts in worker training and education for the Latino community.
This event is FREE for all attendees. The webinar will be moderated by Danny Selnick, Vice President, LatinoWire & Public Policy Services, Business Wire/DC; and Pilar Portela, Media Relations Supervisor, Business Wire/Miami.
To register, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/559226112
NOTE: Q&A session open to to the public, but questions are limited to working journalists. Reporters must identify themselves and their news organizations when submitting written questions during the webinar. Questions may be submitted ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org
August 8, 2012
Ibrey Woodall, VP, Web Communication Services
“What I’m hearing is KISS — Keep it Simple, Stupid — correct?” exclaimed one of the 70+ attendees during Business Wire’s “Meet the Media” luncheon. The discussion for this Atlanta-based session covered how the media uses online newsrooms. As moderator of this session, I turned and looked at the panelists to answer this outburst. All three replied with vigorous, affirmative nods.
The panel consisted of Anita Sharpe, Bureau Chief, Editor-at-Large for Bloomberg News; Jeremiah McWillams, Business Reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; and Stephen Brown,EVP/Managing Director, Cohn & Wolfe-Atlanta. Each panelist shared their personal insights about challenges and usage of online newsrooms by the media. This included keeping the online newsroom simple and straightforward with easy access to news specifically about the organization.
For many years, I’ve surveyed journalists on what they want in an online newsroom. I’ve also surveyed communicators on how they manage their online newsroom. I use this valuable feedback to make sure that Business Wire’s NewsHQ product contains the best features and functionality. I enjoy listening to the horror stories, and seeing journalists get worked up about obstacles in some of the online newsrooms that they visit.
(L-R) Jeremiah McWilliams, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Anita Sharpe, Bloomberg News; Stephen Brown, Cohn & Wolfe-Atlanta and Ibrey Woodall, Business Wire discuss how media use online newsrooms.
Although all agreed that an online newsroom is a necessity for any organization, below are simple points that have caused frustration for these particular panelists.
- Excessive clicks from the corporate site to the newsroom
- Complicated navigation and design
- Uncategorized press releases
- Absence of press releases distributed via wire services
- Dearth of historical press releases
- Press releases in PDF format only
- Omission of dates in press releases
- Lack of fact sheets
- Insufficient birth dates for executives
- Missing subject matter experts
- Unavailability of email alerts
- Forced registration/password-protected content
- Inadequate updates during a crisis situation
- Failure to provide media contact phone numbers and email addresses
All of these frustrations are easy to avoid with a proper online newsroom. There was one request made; however, that I’m not sure will ever be available in an online newsroom – cell phone numbers for chief executive officers.