Dear NEOhio readers, please consider joining us
on Saturday morning at the Westlake Porter Library.
Anyone who writes or communicates for a living
in this perilous economic climate will likely benefit.
Careers Beyond the Newsroom
A workshop for journalists, journalism students
and anyone interested in exploring related communications fields.
Organized by the Society of Professional Journalists – Cleveland Chapter
When: 10 a.m. Jan. 24 (Saturday)
Where: Porter Public Library (www.westlakelibrary.org)
27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake 44145
Fee: $10 per person.
10 - 10:45 a.m.
Job Opportunities for Journalists
Presenters: Doug Levin, of the marketing communications recruitment company Torch Group, and Kelly Blazek, founder of the popular Northeast Ohio Communications Job Bank list.
Making the Switch from Journalism to Public Relations
Presenters: Mary Anne Sharkey, veteran Ohio print reporter, former Plain Dealer editorial page director and former communications director for Ohio Governor Taft; and Mike Conway, a longtime reporter for Cleveland TV station WJW and now director of corporate communications & investor relations for Sherwin-Williams.
12 to 12:45 p.m.
Entrepreneurship and Branding
Presenter: Pat Cirillo, Cypress Research
For reservation, contact Tom Moore at email@example.com
The event is open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome.
UPDATE: We're now expecting at least 50 folks for this event, and it could well be a good bit more with last-minute walk-ins. That's due to two chief reasons, one happy and one sad. The sad news is that in this economy and this troubled industry, so many people feel an even greater need than usual to investigate their next thing. Happily, so many wonderful folks have pitched in to get the word out--via everything from blogs to their Twitter updates (a special thanks to George the uber-connector and our favorite Infoman)--that we'll be attracting two or three times the crowd that would normally come to such an event. Looking forward perhaps to seeing you there.