Anyone interested in going?
We would pay the fee and mileage!
This unique, one-day summit featuring SAG-AFTRA union members who work in the commercial media will explain how a newsroom really works. They will include Jim Forman of KING 5 TV, Karen O’Leary of KIRO 7 TV, Adam Gehrke of Q-13 FOX, and others. Steve Reeder and John Patrick Lowrie, co-presidents of SAG-AFTRA Seattle, will help moderate the discussions.
Here is the tentative agenda for Saturday’s Communications Summit:
De-mystifying the News Room — SAG-AFTRA members will present a peek inside the newsroom: Who are the players? When are the meetings? Why are some stories covered and some are not? What are the different departments that might be interested in your stories. (Moderator: Steve Reeder. Northwest Public Radio. Participants: Jim Forman, KING 5; Karen O’Leary, KIRO TV; Adam Gehrke, Q-13; and others)
Writing Challenges — How to make sure your release gets noticed. What makes editors take notice? How do you write a great op-ed? (Laura Kenny and Steve Kruger)
Public Presentation — Being believable and likable on camera. How your presentation can dispel the myth of the “labor boss.” (John Lowrie, Laura Kenny, and others)
Radio and TV Campaigns for Unions — Some good examples, why should we consider this and how costly is advertising? (Rick Chase of UFCW Local 1439)
Film and Video — Style, storytelling and presentation for your union. (John Jacobsen, Executive Director of The Seattle Film School)
New Dimensions in Social Media — Effective use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media. (Linda Myers)
How the Media Views Unions, a general discussion with SAG-AFTRA members, and what we can do to polish our image. (Moderator: John Lowrie, plus Jim Forman, Karen O’Leary, and others)
How to Reach Deeper into Our Membership, a general discussion about improving internal communications. (WSLC President Jeff Johnson, Communications Director Kathy Cummings and Publications Director David Groves)
Participants are asked to contribute $50 each to cover the cost of lunch and the use of the facility. Please RSVP by June 1 to Karen White via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 206-281-8901 ext. 14.
For more information, download the event flier or call WSLC Communications Director Kathy Cummings at 206-281-8901 ext. 28.