Media Relations Summit

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Learn from one of the best - Lauri-Ellen Smith, APR and how to "Turn Your PR Team into a Newsroom."

As the Senior Public Affairs & Public Relations Executive at Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Lauri-Ellen has more than 30 years practicing public, government, and media relations.

Following the keynote lunch, local media, and PR Professionals will be sharing their expertise in media relations, especially in online networks and social media platforms.

Media Panel: Hear how media influencers use social media platforms to connect with their audiences. They'll discuss pitching strategies and the current landscape of their news organization.

• Jennifer Griswold, KMTV Action 3 News

• Matthew Hansen, Omaha World-Herald

• Tom Becka, Becka's Beat/KPTM Fox 42

PR Pros Discussion: Instant digital news requires instant response. How do you handle and prepare for the expected and unexpected? Former journalists turned PR professionals talk crisis, digital tools and life on the dark side.

• Carrie Murphy, City of Omaha Mayor's Office

• Peggy Rupprecht, Westside Community School District

• Taylor Wilson, Nebraska Medicine

• Jo Giles, Emspace Group

Following the summit, stick around for a Networking Happy Hour at the nearby Session Room in North Downtown from 3-5:30 pm. We hope to see you there!

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