Meet The Media – Be Effective, Be Heard

04/20/11 In today’s world of instant news there is still much to be said for print media. Join PRSA Hawaii and meet some of the reporters and editors behind these publications! Hear about what’s happening in the industry, and how best to successfully pitch your company or clients.  Find out what works (and what doesn’t), and what today’s editors are looking for.



Don Chapman Image

Don Chapman, editor-in-chief of MidWeek and an award-winning writer, has entertained Hawaii’s people with his insights into local sports, cultures, sights and sounds for years.  Chapman joins PRSA Hawaii to discuss the “ins and outs” of MidWeek editorial.  For more than a decade he wrote the 3 dot column in The Honolulu Advertiser.  He has also written a book listing humorous observations about living in Hawaii, titled “You Know You’re in Hawaii When...”  

Steve Petranik Steve Petranik has been an editor and reporter for more than three decades. He's worked in TV news, news services, newspapers and now is the editor of Hawaii Business magazine. He's reported from six countries on three continents and his stories have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. He spent 18 years as an editor at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and five years at the Honolulu Advertiser before joining Hawaii Business in January 2009

Hartwell ImageJay Hartwell
is faculty advisor for student media at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, which includes Ka Leo newspaper, Ka Lamakua webzine, Hawai`i Review literary journal, and formerly KTUH radio. Before joining UH in 1997, Hartwell was a reporter at The Honolulu Advertiser (1980-88), and the communications officer for the Honolulu City Council (1992-1994).  In 1997, he received two awards from the Hawaii Book Publishers Association for his non-fiction book profiling modern Hawaiians and how they live their culture.

Karen Spangler ImageKaren Spangler
is the managing editor as well as an award-winning writer and columnist for Hookele, the joint base newspaper serving the Navy and Air Force communities at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. She previously held positions as the features editor, editor and managing editor of the award-winning Hawaii Navy News, the former Navy newspaper at Pearl Harbor. Karen is currently serving as the vice president of public relations for Toastmasters, Wahiawa Pineapple Country chapter, and is a motivational speaker for various schools and organizations in Hawaii.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
11:15 a.m. - Registration
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
12 p.m. - Program

Anthology Marketing Group
1003 Bishop Street
8th Floor Theater

$20 PRSA Hawaii Chapter Members
$25 PRSA National Members
$30 Non-Members
$20 PRSSA Student Members


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