8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 16, 2021
Vista del Sol residential community, 701 E. Apache Blvd.,
Arizona State University, Tempe
Registration is open Sept. 7! Back again for its 17th year — the Valley Publicity Summit, Presented by SPJ, returns Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 to Arizona State University in Tempe outdoors under shade structures including an architectural landmark geodesic dome. A lot has happened in the two years since the last Summit: journalists’ assignments and PR professionals’ client lists keep changing. PR pros: Be a part of what’s become the greatest Saturday morning in Valley media-PR relations, with discussions and “speed pitching” sessions to learn how to best pitch local media, Register and get more info here. And click here for our Facebook event page!
Here is a list of our participating media representatives as of Oct. 15. More will be added as they are secured:
Sondra Barr, managing editor. Epic Kids
Natasha Beal, owner/publisher of Eculeus Group Publishing (North Phoenix News, North Tatum Times, North 32nd News, Scottsdale North News, The Scottsdale Standard, The Upper Westsider and Epic Kids) and managing editor Michelle Talsma Everson
Jason W. Brooks, reporter, Buckeye Independent, Independent Newsmedia
Lynette Carrington, managing editor, Arizona Health & Living magazine
Erin Edgemon, managing editor, Phoenix Business Journal
Christine Goodfriend, producer, Fox 10
Susan Lanier Graham, editor, North Peoria Lifestyle magazine; publisher/editor-in-chief, Wander With Wonder
Debra Utacia Krol, environmental, Indigenous and science issues, Arizona Republic/azcentral.com
Al Macias, news director, KJZZ-FM NPR
Adrian McIntyre, PhD, Valley Business Radio, PHX.fm
Kelly Mixer, editor and senior reporter, Queen Creek Sun Times
George Obi, producer, Fox 10
Patrick O’Grady, managing editor, Independent Newsmedia, including the Daily Independent in the West Valley and weekly community newspapers Valleywide
Jeff Popovich, content producer, Arizona’s Family Foodie, AZ Family KTVK 3TV | KPHO CBS 5
Rebecca Rhoades, AZ Big Media and several lifestyle publications
Madison Rutherford, associate editor, PHOENIX magazine
Jill Schildhouse, freelance writer/editor
Colleen Sparks, Editor, North Central News
Teresa K. Traverse, managing editor, Sedona Monthly; freelance writer and editor
We will list more participating journalists as they are secured.
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.
Journalists interested in participating may inquire with Sherry Butler, email@example.com
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: We will be strongly recommending ASU’s COVID-19 protocols at this event. As of early September, those protocols recommend (1) wearing masks outdoors when physical distancing is not possible and (2) that participants be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.