Mark your calendars!

SAVE THE DATE – Tuesday, October 2, Little America Hotel, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Co-host of Peabody Award-winning NPR’s On the Media from WNYC to speak in Salt Lake.

We’ve landed a big fish! SPJ, PRSA and KUER are pleased to announce that Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of On the Media – one of NPR’s most popular programs, will make a special appearance in Salt Lake City to speak to Utah reporters, public relations professionals and KUER guests in a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

This event will spare no one. Come prepared for a keen and frank analysis of the current state of America’s news media and the public relations strategies used in the daily creation of news.
Airing in more than 200 markets, On the Media’s audience has tripled in the last five years and has earned numerous awards, including an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Peabody Award.

This breakfast meeting is jointly hosted by KUER (which airs On the Media), the Greater Salt Lake Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, and The Headliner’s Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Date: Tuesday, October 2

Time: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., a full breakfast will be served, nothing continental

Place: Little America Hotel

RSVP to: csaley@rideuta.com by Thursday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m.

Cost: $20, payment with credit card may be made at www.slcprsa.org by clicking on events or with cash or check the day of the event.

On the Media explores how media “sausage” is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show tries to lift the veil from the process of “making media,” especially news media, because it’s through that lens that we literally see the world and the world sees us.

While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, On the Media tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners and led to more than a tripling of its audience in five years.

Since On the Media was re-launched in 2001, it has been one of NPR’s fastest growing programs, and was the first NPR show to be made available as a podcast in 2004. On the Media is co-hosted by Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield.

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