Friday, February 9, 2018

Join SPJ/PRSA for Lunch on Wednesday, February 14 - "The Changing Newsroom"

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 and Author,
Area Marketing Director, Chick-fil-A Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
Jennifer Tan, Public Relations Manager, Newport Aquarium
Chip Mahaney, News Director, WCPO
Michael Kilian, Senior News Director, Cincinnati Enquirer
Moderator: Hagit Limor, former investigative reporter; associate professor of electronic media, University of Cincinnati
Thank you to Glenn Hartong for providing services as our photography sponsor.

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.

Chip Mahaney is the 11th News Director in WCPO history, in a line created by the legendary Al Schottelkotte. Chip joined WCPO in November 2016, after 8 years of service with WCPO’s parent company, E. W. Scripps, building up local digital operations around the country. His 35 years of service in professional journalism includes reporting and producing in news, weather, sports, as well as newsroom technology and leadership. He is a long-time member of the board of directors of Radio Television Digital News Association, as well as an Emmy and Murrow winner. Chip is a frequently-requested trainer for news leadership and social media, teaching for organizations/conferences such as EIJ (SPJ/RTDNA), ONA, Poynter and the Carole Kneeland Project. Chip is a runner, who favors half-marathons and 10k’s. He is married to Susan Mahaney, a former longtime TV news producer/manager. They have two children, and they live in Anderson Township.

Michael Kilian is senior news director at Enquirer Media in Cincinnati. In his role, he oversees much of the local news report online at 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.

Wednesday, February 14
11:30 a.m: Doors open for check-in and networking
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.: Program and Lunch
Vehr Communications - 700 Walnut Street, Suite 450, Cincinnati

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*This is a rescheduled date for the Feb. 7 event that had to be postponed due to icy weather.

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