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Reminder: PRAL Nola March Luncheon: Updates from Times-Pic & NOLA Media Group

PRAL New Orleans

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

Reminder: PRAL Nola March Luncheon: Updates from...

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PRAL Nola Presents: Updates from The Times-Picayune and NOLA Media Group

In May 2012, the city of New Orleans received news that The Times-Picayune, the daily paper for the Greater New Orleans Area and beyond for over 175 years, was going to reduce its daily publication to three days a week. The change in distribution made New Orleans the largest city in the country without a daily paper. As more and more consumers turn to the Internet for their news, however, the ownership group for the paper recognized the declining newspaper trend and saw this as an opportunity to grow and launch a more digitally-focused company, NOLA Media Group. Over the past two years, we've seen a multitude of changes with the operations and staff at The Times-Picayune.  On Tuesday, March 18, we'll hear from Ricky Mathews, the president of NOLA Media Group and publisher of The Times-Picayune, along with several other staff members about the past, present and future state of the paper and 

About Ricky Mathews
Before launching NOLA Media Group and becoming the publisher of The Times-Picayune, Mathews was the publisher of the Mobile Press-Register and president of Advance Alabama and Mississippi who also oversees The Birmingham News, The Hunstville Times and The Mississippi Press. Prior to this, he was publisher of The Sun Herald in Biloxi. He has more than 30 years of experience in the newspaper industry and was instrumental in leading some of the recovery efforts for the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Superior Seafood / 4338 St Charles Ave

Networking: 11:30am - 12:00pm

Luncheon: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Cost: $28 for members and students; $35 for non-members

Important Notes:
If you're paying at the door, you must RSVP to by noon on Monday, March 17 to guarantee a seat. Online registration ends at this time as well.

Present at SPRF Annual Conference in New Orleans September 14 - 17

 The Southern Public Relations Federation's annual conference will be held this year in New Orleans, September 14-17. SPRF is giving members who may want to present to this regional professional audience the opportunity to submit proposals to conduct a breakout session.

Those selected will have their conference registration fee waived. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 31!

More information can be found on SPRF's website:

Awards Presentation

The Awards Committee will present the following awards to our members at this Tuesday's luncheon:

·         PRAL NOLA Professional Achievement Award

·         PRAL NOLA Rising Professional Award

·         PRAL NOLA Practitioner of the Year Award


If you need to cancel your reservation, you must notify us via email by noon on Monday, March 17 to recieve a credit, which can be used at another meeting.

Please email any special dietary requests to


Thank you to our PRAL New Orleans sponsors:

Bourgeois Bennett CPA's,

Peer Partners,

Hampton Inn Hotels & Suites of New Orleans,


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When & Where

Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar
4338 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

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PRAL New Orleans

The Public Relations Association of Louisiana–New Orleans Chapter (PRAL NOLA) is a professional association for public relations practitioners that provides networking and professional development for members. PRAL members are automatically members of the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF), a regional association that provides additional public relations educational and networking opportunities, as well as APR certification through the Universal Accreditation Board. For more information, visit

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