Phoenix-Area Media Pros Offer Perspectives on Social Media at Business Wire Event

March 25, 2010

Business Wire/Phoenix recently hosted an event with a panel of local print and broadcast media professionals, on how social media and online search have affected news reporting.  Moderated by our own Malcolm Atherton, the event was attended by — among many others! — Linda VandeVrede of Valley PR Blog, a group blog covering PR, marketing and social media topics in the Phoenix area.  Check out Linda’s writeup on the event, with insight from all of the panelists.

Don’t forget to look for Business Wire events in your own area, as well as register for our free webinars on PR, IR, SEO, monitoring and more.

Technology Journos Share Trends and Tips in DC

April 13, 2009


Business Wire/Washington, DC hosted a panel discussion last Thursday with five distinguished DC area journalists who discussed methods of reporting technology stories that emerge from the Metro area. Watch as they share forward-thinking trends that may emerge from recent changes in the news industry.

The panelists (from left to right)

  • Paul Sherman – Editor-in-Chief, Potomac Tech Wire
  • Gautham Nagesh – Staff Correspondent (Technology) and Government Executive magazine
  • Mark Kellner – Freelance Technology Columnist, incl. Washington Times
  • David Hubler – Associate Editor, Washington Technology
  • Darlene Darcy – Technology Reporter, Washington Business Journal
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    Read more about the event from some of the attendees themselves:

    Becky Sheetz-Runkle outlines the “Top 8 PR Mistakes you may be making” in her write up of Thursday’s event.

    Chris Parente takes a look at the tips and tricks that every PR person should know in “Meeting the Local Tech Press.”

    Mayra Ruiz is taking a 3-part look at the “Pounds of Wisdom” shared by the panel in her blog.

    For more information on similar events and webinars be sure to check out upcoming Business Wire events.

    Upcoming Business Wire Events – March 23 Edition

    March 23, 2009

    Join Business Wire experts in your area for media breakfasts, panel discussions and other insightful events. We bring local media members and industry thought leaders to your market to discuss today’s most relevant topics, from writing for SEO to marketing with social media. Best of all, Business Wire events are usually free of charge. Check out some of our upcoming events in your area:

    Biotech Reporting: Meet the Media Covering the Emerging Industry

    Hosted by Business Wire San Francisco

    Join Business Wire San Francisco and a panel of biotech editors for our Conference Series Media Breakfast. Ian Malcolm, Head of Membership Development at BayBio, moderates a panel including Marcus Wohlsen, Biotech Reporter, The Associated Press; Ron Leuty, Biotech Reporter, San Francisco Business Times; and Andrew Pollack, Health Editor & Deputy SF Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News. The panel will share and discuss how they report on the players and the emerging industries in the Bay Area, and add their perspective on this important topic. Attendees will come away with an enhanced understanding of best practices in biotech media relations. This event is free for Business Wire and BayBio members & $15 for non-members.

    Tuesday, March 24 at 8:30am PST

    Business Wire SF Headquarters
    44 Montgomery Street, 32nd Floor Bay Room, San Francisco, CA 94104

    To register: RSVP to Sandy Donnelly at or call 415.986.4422, ext. 561 by Friday, March 20th.

    Meet the Media: Communicating During the Recession

    Hosted by Business Wire Newport Beach

    Join Chris Meyer, Deputy Editor at the Orange County Register; Sarah Tolkoff, Tech Reporter for the Orange County Business Journal; and Michele Gile, News Reporter for CBS 2/KCAL 9 for a discussion and Q&A on business trends and opportunities for your company to increase its exposure to the media, with a focus on how to communicate with your audiences during this time of economy uncertainty. This is a free event for Business Wire members and is $25 for non-members who RSVP by March 20 and $35 at the door.

    Thursday, March 26 at 8am PST
    The Island Hotel
    690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA

    To register: RSVP to by Tuesday, March 24 for early bird price (but admission is available at the door). Call 949.757.1021 with any questions.

    Features: What Editors are Looking For and How to Write a Successful One

    Hosted by Business Wire Atlanta

    Nedra Rhone of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nicole D. Smith from Atlanta Woman and Stephanie David of skirt! headline a panel of editors discussing how to enhance your communications program by learning more about the value of an effectively written Features news release. Learn what materials editors find most useful and how they make decisions about what copy to use. This is a free event for Business Wire members and $20 for non-members.

    Thursday, March 26 at 11am EST
    Anthony’s Restaurant
    3109 Piedmont Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30305

    To register: RSVP by March 23 to Yasmine Holmes at or call 770.667.7500.

    Social Media & IR: What to Look Out For (NIRI Luncheon)

    Hosted by NIRI-Arizona – Business Wire Phoenix’s Malcolm Atherton Featured Speaker

    Join Business Wire Account Executive & New Media Specialist Malcolm Atherton at this month’s NIRI-Arizona luncheon for a discussion on using social media to enhance business communication. The program will discuss best practices for integrating social media tools, which are constantly changing, into IR communications. Atherton will present case studies and hold an open discussion on this important subject. This event is free for NIRI-Arizona members and $35 for non-members.

    Friday, March 27 at 11:30am MST
    Capital Grille
    Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

    To register: RSVP by Tuesday March 24 to Heather Beshears at or call 480.628.0578.

    For more upcoming local Business Wire events or to see what’s coming up in our award-winning webinar series, visit


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