Journalists and PR professionals will once again meet to improve relations and the story pitches PR people make to the media by participating in the event that’s been doing it for more than a decade! The 11th annual Valley Publicity Summit, hosted by your Valley of the Sun SPJ chapter, is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at SkySong, the ASU Innovation Center in Scottsdale.
PR professionals: Register by Aug. 24 for $75. If you are a Phoenix PRSA or IABC Phoenix member and sign up by Aug. 24, it’s $65! Register three or more PR pros from the same workplace by Aug. 24 for only $50 each!
Regular registration Aug. 24-Sept. 17: $100. PRSA and IABC members Aug. 24-Sept. 17: $90.) At the door Sept. 19: $125.
Last year more than 25 media professionals participated. So far Valley journalists who have committed to volunteer their time include: Melissa Larsen, managing editor of Arizona Foothills magazine; Fernanda Santos, Phoenix bureau chief of The New York Times; Richard Ruelas, Arizona people reporter, The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com; Lauren Saria, food editor of Phoenix New Times; Laurie Merrill, digital trends business reporter, The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com; Sue Doerfler, retail/innovations/entrepreneurs reporter, The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com; Michelle Jacoby, editor-in-chief and publisher of Bite Magazine; Ilana Lowery, editor-in-chief of the Phoenix Business Journal and Eric Jay Toll, the Journal‘s economic development, banking and finance, infrastructure, transportation and utilities reporter; Mary Beth Haller, education reporter, The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com; Jennifer Jones, senior content producer, KTVK-TV (Channel 3) and KPHO-TV (Channel 5-CBS); Scott Davis, senior assignment editor, KTVK-TV (Channel 3) and KPHO-TV (Channel 5-CBS); Paul Ihander, news director/assistant program director, Bonneville Media-Phoenix (KTAR-FM/KTAR-AM); Elvia Diaz, editor, La Voz and TV y Mas; Maritza L. Felix, senior reporter, Prensa Hispana; Kaely Monahan, editor of the East Valley Tribune’s Get Out entertainment magazine; Nicole Crites, morning anchor, KPHO-TV (Channel 5-CBS); Teri Carnicelli, editor, North Central News and Christina Barrueta, RightOnRubee freelance food and beverage writer.
NOTE: While every effort is made to ensure the participation of journalists who have agreed to be part of this year’s Summit, circumstances beyond SPJ’s control may result in changes to the list of participating journalists. We will make sincere efforts to keep the list of participating journalists current.
If you’re a journalist interested in joining our list of attending media people, write firstname.lastname@example.org.