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March 2018

Meet the Media

March 6, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Pin Bureau, 325 S College Ave
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Join representatives from WTHR, the Indy Star, and FOX 59, among others, at the first Meet the Media of 2018! We’re talking all things digital -- Learn how traditional media outlets in Indianapolis are adapting stories or creating new formats to engage and interact with audiences. We’ll discuss what PR professionals need to know when it comes to social media, and how you can provide the best content to journalists in this digital age. Donuts, croissants, and coffee will be…

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June 2019

Meet the Media – Photographers

June 12, 2019 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am
Caldwell VanRiper, 701 East New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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With budget cuts, staff changes and tight deadlines, photographers are more often playing the role of reporter too. Join us for the next Meet the Media event of 2019 where we’ll introduce you to several photographers/videographers/visual experts working for central Indiana TV stations and publications. Attendees will learn the best way to work with a photographer and how to better pitch a story that will work for them. What shots or angles are they looking for? How can PR professionals…

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September 2019

Meet the Media: Local Reporters with a Regional or National Reach

September 18, 2019 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am
Caldwell VanRiper, 701 East New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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This month's Meet the Media goes beyond the local focus, because these reporters have a reach beyond Indianapolis.   Panelists: Adam Wren - Politico, Indianapolis Monthly Bob Kravitz - The Athletic Robert Annis - Freelance Cycling and Outdoor Travel Writer Tom Davies - Associated Press Shari Rudavsky - IndyStar, USA Today Network Details: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:45 - 9 a.m. Networking: 7:45 - 8 a.m.; Panel: 8 - 9 a.m. Caldwell VanRiper 701 E. New York St. Indianapolis, IN…

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December 2019

Meet the Media: Local Podcasts

December 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Caldwell VanRiper, 701 East New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Let’s get the “download” on local podcasts! It seems that almost every local media outlet has created a podcast platform and new ones are popping up all the time, making your morning commute, workday and road trip more entertaining and educational. During its last event for 2019, PRSA Hoosier Chapter’s Meet the Media will dive into the local podcast scene and find out from the hosts and creators what makes podcasts successful and how can PR professionals better assist with…

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January 2020

PRSA Meet the Media Ft. Wayne: New Year, New Media – The Changing Landscape of Local Journalism

January 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802 United States
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With the rapidly changing landscape of local journalism, how an PR professionals better serve the media? From pitching stories to building relationships, members of the media in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana share their perspective on the day-to-day details of the job and how PR professionals can better serve members of the media. Corporate Director Community Engagement at Parkview Health and former meteorologist Curtis Smith will moderate the panel of top Northeast Indiana journalist from various media outlets. Panelists Kara…

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March 2020

Meet the Media – New Faces, New Beats, New Segments

March 3 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am
WFYI Studios, 1630 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Turnover in the news world is not uncommon and can keep PR reps busy with introductory emails, coffee meetings and meet-and-greets. There are also a number of new segments popping up around town, offering new opportunities. That’s why the first Meet the Media event of 2020 will feature several of the “newbies” in Indianapolis -- Join us as we feature a panel of reporters who are either newer to the area, new to their beats or work on a newly created…

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May 2020

Virtual Meet the Media: Communicating During COVID-19

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought change to nearly every profession - journalism and public relations included. Media outlets are working to figure out how to cover the biggest news stories of our time while navigating social distancing and stay-at-home orders, amidst layoffs and furloughs. So  - what do journalists need from PR professionals, and how can PR pros better help with stories? Our next Meet the Media event will focus on Communicating during COVID-19. Join us at noon on May 13…

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September 2020

Meet the Media: Investigative Journalists

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Netflix documentary "Athlete A" brought several issues to light, including the importance of investigative journalism. The documentary showed how several local investigative journalists from the Indianapolis Star were credited for digging deeper into a very sensitive issue that ultimately stopped a child predator. While this was a major story, reporters regularly reveal the truth in situations across the country. As public relations professionals, we know investigative journalists play an important role in our society, and oftentimes, we are the…

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