Thursday, May 18, 2017 
11:30 am to 1:00 pm 
Registration/Networking 11:30 am
Program 12 pm 

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Grand Rapids Community Foundation 
185 Oakes St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Jen Gilman

The changing landscape of national media and media relations  

Jessica Durando, Deputy World Editor, USA TODAY

An insightful conversation with USA TODAY about the changing landscape of national media and media relations — plus tips on working with national media.

Following a brief presentation, we’ll open the floor to your questions and explore what national outlets are looking for from PR people in the field, how to identify the right reporter or editor to pitch when you don’t have a relationship with the outlet and how to break through the clutter. Please join us for this exciting video conference — and bring your questions!

About our speaker:

Jessica Durando is the deputy world editor for USA TODAY. She covers breaking news, international affairs and United States policy issues related to world leaders and governments. She is responsible for leading a team of 10 full-time journalists and over 40 contract reporters to cover news related to U.S. interests across the globe. Durando was named to this position in March 2016 after serving as a news editor on the Nation Now team for USA TODAY. This team was an incubator of innovation and led the company in generating viral content for the rest of USA TODAY’s parent company, Gannett, through its 109 news website and mobile platforms. 

Andrea Robyns, Marketing Technology Director, Experience Grand Rapids

Ryan Anderson, Director, Product + Portfolio Strategy, Herman Miller


Chapter Members $25
Nonmembers $40
Students $20 
AMA Members $25 

Please RSVP by May 16.