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Chicago's Leading Freelancers: How to Leverage Freelance Journalists to Get Coverage in Top Outlets
In today's era of overworked reporters and smaller newsroom staffs, media outlets across the country have turned to freelancers as a resource. Come meet the freelancers who do a lot of the heavy lifting at both national and local outlets and learn how they can be a valuable part of your next media relations campaign. You'll learn more about how freelancers operate, how they work with their editors and best practices for pitching them to help get that next placement.
- Leslie Mann, Freelance writer and regular Chicago Tribune contributor whose work has also appeared in dozens of magazines and trade journals
- Megy Karydes, President of Karydas Consulting and freelance writer specializing in sustainability, travel, health and retail for both consumer and b2b media outlets
- Jeff Steele, Freelance writer for outlets including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and Barron's
- Sandra Swanson, freelance writer for outlets including Crain's Chicago Business, Chicago Magazine, Better Homes and Garden and Scientific American
MODERATOR: Jan Parr, Assistant Managing Editor- Lifestyle/Business of Life, Crain's Chicago Business
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11:30 am Doors Open / Registration Begins
12:00 pm Lunch Served
12:20 pm Students Arrive to Check-In for Program Only
12:30 pm Program Begins
1:30 pm Program Concludes
Come for a family-style luncheon and exceptional networking opportunities with some of Chicago's best and brightest communications professionals. (Vegetarian or Gluten meals are available, request when registering.)
LOCATION & PARKING
Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant
516 N. Clark, Chicago
(Banquet room entrance on Grand)
Valet parking is available for $12.99 or you can use spothero.com to find & reserve discounted parking nearby. Go to Publicity Club of Chicago Monthly Luncheon Parking in order to find the closest discounted parking.
"Late Registration" fee applies after 5 pm on the Friday preceding the event.
We cannot process online registrations after 3 pm the day before the event. Walk-Ins (pay at the door) are welcome at the rates shown below:
(by 5 pm on Friday preceding event)
|$ 40||$ 55||$ 25|
(after 5 pm on Friday preceding event)
|$ 50||$ 65||$ 25|
|Walk-in||$ 55||$ 70||$ 30|
*Only PCC members in good standing may register at the "member" rate.
**Non-members who register at the member rate will be billed for the difference.
Cancellation policy: if you need to cancel your reservation, you must call/email the PCC office at 773.463.5560 by 12:00 noon on the Monday preceding the event; otherwise an invoice in the amount of your registration fee for the event (as applicable) will be sent to you.