April Public Affairs Luncheon


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Registration & Networking
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch and Program


"Fair & Balanced"? Journalism May Never Be Truly Objective, But Is it Now Truly Over the Top?


From Fox News to NPR to the blogosphere and community journalism, it seems “point of view” and “voice” are morphing into “advocacy.” How does this agenda-driven news affect the original media advocates - public relations professionals? As the lines blur between “Five W” (and "One H") reporting and outright opinion, the ethical dilemmas mount for journalists and the PR people who seek their attention. Join us as a panel of experienced communications pros tackle the issue of how this changing media landscape alters the complex relationship between the public relations pro and the working journalist.


Panelists include:
• Moderator: Cynthia Sanz, Assistant Managing Editor, People magazine
• Michael Days, Managing Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer
• Gina Furia Rubel, Esq., President/CEO, Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
• Michael Berry, Esq., Partner, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, L.L.P.
• Kingsley Smith, Vice President of News & News Director, FOX 29 Philadelphia


Estia Restaurant
1405 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact Information:

Name: Denise Downing
Phone: 215-557-9865
Fax: 856-727-9504

Registration Information:

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Cancellations will be accepted in writing by April 25, 2011. No Refunds after April 25, 2011. No-shows will be billed.

Other Information:

Sponsored by the PPRA Public Affairs Committee, the Society of Professional Journalists Greater Philadelphia Chapter & Philadelphia Bar Association's Bar-News Media Committee

Registration Fees:
$45 for PPRA, SPJ & Philadelphia Bar Association Members
$60 for Non-Members
$25 for Students
$5 additional fee for walk-ins