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April 15, 2010 12:27 ET

PR News Announces Speaker Lineup and Program for Media Relations Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 15, 2010) -  PR News has announced the speakers and content line-up for the June 17th PR News Media Relations Next Practices Forum, which brings together top communicators to share the latest and smartest tactics and strategies for communicating with both mainstream and citizen journalists in an increasingly fragmented media landscape.

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The Media Relations Forum will be held June 17, with a pre-conference workshop on June 16 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC, and will include speakers from leading corporations, agencies and nonprofits. The forum is designed for all communications professionals looking for proven and cost-effective strategies to manage their organization's reputation through the media.

Presented by the industry's most trusted sources on PR and Marketing -- PR News and -- the Media Relations Next Practices Forum will address the most critical media relations issues and new opportunities facing communications professionals. Panel topics include media training, social media, blogger relations, new tools and technologies, crisis, measurement, community, budgeting and more.

Attendees will leave this one-day Forum equipped with a smarter, more cost-effective PR plan that harnesses the power of media relations.

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Among the companies represented at the Forum are: American Red Cross, ESPN, Goodyear North America, Catholic Charities USA, Sylvania, CBS Radio News, Huffington Post, Deveney Communications, CommCore Consulting Group, Hinton Communications, Southwest Airlines, CSC, Weber Shandwick, Bausch & Lomb, Centers for Disease Control, Coyne PR, USO, Access Communications, Chicago Sun-Times, Warschawski, America's Promise Alliance, Dix & Eaton and more.

"With social media, nontraditional online influencers and a true 24/7 communications landscape, media relations is more complicated yet more exciting than ever," notes Diane Schwartz, vice president and group publisher of PR News. "The PR News Media Relations Forum will provide in just one day a new, and easy to implement playbook for communicators."

The PR News Media Relations Next Practices Forum, sponsored by BurrellesLuce, is a much-anticipated information-packed event that is sure to sell out weeks in advance. To register visit For sponsorship information, contact Diane Schwartz at

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