Meet The Media & Summer Social
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Time & Location
Aug 24, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
QU North Haven Campus– SLE 221, 370 Bassett Rd, North Haven, CT 06473
About the Event
Our Meet the Media event series is back! Join us on Thursday, Aug. 24 (new date) to hone your media relations skills, followed by a summer social with drinks and networking at QU's North Haven Campus – School of Law Library Commons (SLE 221). Whether you’re a seasoned public relations professional or are just starting your career, media relations is a skill that requires constant practice and sharpening. This event will connect you with some of Connecticut’s top news media directors and editors to discuss the trends in news, how to build relationships with the media and what it takes to coverage in today’s fragmented media landscape.
Meet Our Panel
Helen Bennett is executive editor at the Hartford Courant and brings more than more than 25 years’ experience in Connecticut news media. In 2016, Bennett was named executive editor of then-Digital First Media’s Connecticut Group of newspapers, which included the New Haven Register, the Register-Citizen, The Middletown Press, Connecticut Magazine and several weekly publications. Helen was a reporter who led the New Haven Register’s Milford Bureau and the Register’s state desk. Helen has taught journalism at Southern CT State University and sat on nonprofit boards including the New England First Amendment Coalition.
Tracy Davis is Vice President of News at NBC CT and is a veteran broadcast journalist with more than two decades of experience in the field. Previously at WVIT, she also served as assistant news director at NBC’s WMAQ Chicago where she was assistant news director leading key strategic initiatives including overseeing the station’s investigative and consumer units and helping the units improve their production in storytelling. At WMAQ Davis also played a key role in the development of the station’s content strategy for streaming platforms, among others.
Tickets: $20 for Chapter Members; $30 non-members; free for college students in PR!
Location: North Haven Campus – School of Law Library Commons (SLE 221), 370 Bassett Rd, North Haven, CT 06473