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How PR Professionals Can Work Effectively With Digital Editors & Newsrooms

March 1 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am

- £20

The event will be hosted by Chair of CIPR SW Rachel Picken.

How do digital newsrooms work? The media landscape has changed. In this seminar we will look at the role of the digital editor and digital newsroom.

The seminar will draw on discussions with journalists from regional, national and digital publications to give insight into their day-to-day working environments, the role of social media and how PR professionals can tailor their pitches to get coverage across digital platforms and social media channels.

Confirmed speakers:

Martin Booth – Editor Bristol 24/7

Martin Booth is the Editor of Bristol24/7, the city’s best website and free monthly magazine. He has written for publications including The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and the 2007 FA Cup semi-final programme. His special talent is the ability to cycle himself and his two daughters up Park Street on one bike, and he is proud to have once interviewed Chesney Hawkes in a Starbucks in Staines.

Amy White – Digital Content Marketer & Editor
Amy is a Digital Content Marketer & Editor. She began her career over 16 years’ ago as an editorial assistant at the Observer, working her way through the ranks to become a Production Editor at the Guardian. An opportunity then arose within its in-house creative agency to work as a Project Manager alongside the now editor-in-chief of the Guardian, the deputy editor of the Observer, the Marketing Director and a creative team to produce special interest supplements for the weekend editions. This creative, collaborative way of working with commercial teams led to her understand the future impact content marketing would have in a changing media landscape. The decline of display advertising and the rise of digital media marked a turning point in her career. Her sole focus is now online – working with different organisations to share her unique blend of editorial expertise and marketing acumen to help businesses achieve their objectives. She is currently working with a specialist travel company and marketing agency in Bristol and in her spare time writes a blog that provides career inspiration and business tips for women.

 

Hugh Morris –  Travel News Editor at The Daily Telegraph

Hugh Morris, born and bred on the Wirral, started his journalistic life as a reporter for a local paper in Cambridge, covering everything from court and council to conservation and the Cam, having studied history at York before a post-graduate course in newspaper reporting at Cardiff.

After two years there and becoming a senior reporter, he left newspapers and moved to London, where he began work on the Ski and Snowboard magazine (to become later Telegraph Ski and Snowboard). Staying at the publication for two years, he worked his way up to online editor, travelling around Europe to report and review from the world of ski. It was then that he fancied broadening his horizons and moved onto the Travel desk at the Telegraph, where he is now travel news editor. His travel interests stretch from St Ives to Scandinavia, via cycling and cuisine, as well as further afield in the shape of more often than not cold, crisp and occasionally former-communist nations.

Other speakers will be announced soon.

Venue

Engine Shed, Bristol
Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.engine-shed.co.uk/

Organiser

SMW Bristol
Email:
info@smwbristol.co.uk

Venue

Engine Shed, Bristol
Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Website:
http://www.engine-shed.co.uk/

Organiser

SMW Bristol
Email:
info@smwbristol.co.uk