Making Media Connections 2009

2009 Making Media Connections Conference

Tuesday June 9th to Thursday June 11, 2009
Columbia College Chicago Film Row Cinema.
1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor Chicago, Illinois
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Join community leaders, nonprofit communicators and board members, mainstream and independent journalists, publishers, media experts and the general public to discuss getting our communities’ important stories told.

Come ready to sharpen your media relations and communications skills at workshops and panel discussions lead by the nation’s top media relations experts. You’ll meet journalists interested in your stories and network with peers.

Conference Sessions to be Live Blogged

A stellar team of volunteers will be live-blogging a number of Thursday’s break-out sessions.  Since we cannot physically be two places at once, our live bloggers will make sure we can “virtually” be two places at once.  So bring your laptop to the Conference and follow along with what’s happening in that session you can’t attend.

The following sessions on Thursday will be live-blogged:

9 to 9:30 a.m., Keynote Speaker Monica Davey, New York Times Midwest Bureau Chief

9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Global Chicago

11 to Noon, Cause Marketing

1 to 1:45 p.m., Keynote Speaker Colonel Tribune, Chicago Tribune

2 to 3 p.m., Funding Communications in an Age of Austerity

3:15 to 5 p.m., Social Media, News & Us

We’d also like to thank all our live bloggers for helping us put the Conference online.

Star Turn for the Colonel

Wondering why one of our keynoters appears to be a cartoon character?

Appearances are deceiving–this is one journalist who gets it:

You [newspapers] must learn to embrace your audiences, wherever they are. How will you do that? However you can.

… in the words of Daniel Honigmann, Colonel Tribune’s real-world representative.

Social-media addicts who follow the site Mashable will find this old news but for the rest of us, last week Colonel Tribune was the subject of a profile on the site when Stuart Foster interviewed the Colonel and Honigmann. Very instructive!

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