How to get your story out in the news! (workshop May 15)

HOW TO GET YOUR NEWS IN THE NEWS:
A MEDIA ACCESS WORKSHOP

for non-profits and anyone who wants to learn how to work with the media

WHAT: Do you want to get the word out about the work you or your organization does and the stories you have to share? Experienced journalists and seasoned media professionals will lead interactive exercises on writing an effective press release and giving television interviews, pitching stories and dealing with concerns as they arise about news coverage.

WHO: The Asian American Journalists Association

Tracey Lam, KATU Executive Producer of Special Projects

Maya Blackmun, media consultant, former Oregonian reporter

Yuxing Zheng, Oregonian reporter

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2010 (before AsiaFest)

WHERE: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR

Conference room outside the AsiaFest exhibit hall

COST: Free

RSVP requested: portland.aaja@gmail.com

Participants will leave the session with practical knowledge and hands-on experience in dealing with print, radio, television, online and ethnic media. In addition, they will get tip sheets and AAJA’s “Media Access Handbook, How to Get Your News in the News.”

Please share this invitation with others!

The workshop is part of the Asian American Journalists Association’s goal to foster connections with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. www.aaja.org

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