Tuesday, October 05, 2010

IABC's Oct. 20 Luncheon Features Veteran Bay Area Journalists

SUMMARY: Three veteran Bay Area Journalists — Janet Coats, Eric Deggans and Mike Connelly — will be featured at a panel discussion hosted by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators on Oct. 20 at The Tampa Club in downtown Tampa.

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) will host a luncheon/panel discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at The Tampa Club, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 4200, in the Bank of America Building in Tampa.

The topic is “Media Relations Unwired” and features a panel of three veteran journalists. They are:

- Janet Coats, former executive editor of The Tampa Tribune and Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and currently the New Media Journalism Initiative manager for the Patterson Foundation, an independent charitable grant-making organization based in Sarasota.

- Eric Deggans, media analyst for the St. Petersburg Times, who has been a music and TV critic with the paper since 1995.

- Mike Connelly, executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and former reporter with The Wall Street Journal, regional editor at the Baltimore Sun and vice president at Congressional Quarterly.

Registration and networking takes place 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The panel discussion and lunch are scheduled for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost for IABC members is $27. Non-members are welcome. Cost is $32.

To register for the Oct. 20 luncheon, visit www.iabcTampaBay.com. For information about The Tampa Club, call (813) 229-6028

ABOUT IABC: The International Association of Business Communicators is a non-profit network of professionals committed to improving the effectiveness of organizations through strategic, interactive and integrated business communication management.

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