Meet the Newsroom with the Phoenix Business Journal

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Yesterday, Bre and I attended the Phoenix Business Journal’s Meet the Newsroom event held at the Phoenix Art Museum. The event was a huge success with more than 200 in attendance and started out with a great welcome, history and overview from Ilana Lowery, editor-in-chief, and Patrick O’Grady, managing editor. They explained how the paper works both digitally (twice daily) and in print (once a week) and the differences in both.

Then each attendee was able to move between tables to talk with staff from the Phoenix Business Journal (and what they cover) including:

Angela Gonzales - covers heath care, biotech and education (also celebrating her 30th year at the Phoenix Business Journal this September)

Dale Brown – research director

Hayley Ringle – covers human resources, technology, solar and entrepreneur beats

Jim Poulin – photo editor

Mike Sunnucks – coves real estate, law and government

Steven Totten  – covers retail, small business, restaurant, tourism, hospitality and nonprofit beats

Tim Gallen – covers daily breaking news

This was a great opportunity to talk with each individual and find out what types of stories they are currently working on, find out how they like to be pitched and also put a face with a name! In addition, last year, Alison did an amazing recap (with some fun facts) from a PRSA Phoenix media breakfast that is all about the Phoenix Business Journal.

These types of events are great for public relations professionals to build relationships with the media.

Rachel Brockway
Rachel Brockway
A former HMA Public Relations employee.

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