SOURCE: Bulldog Reporter

December 18, 2008 17:33 ET

Dan Rather and New York Times Star Journalists Join Bulldog Reporter's Media Relations Summit 2009 Keynote Roster

Legendary Broadcaster Dan Rather, Plus New York Times Top-Tier Journalists Tara Parker Pope, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Saul Hansell Are Keynoters at PR's Largest, Most Efficient Conference on the Future of the PR Industry -- May 17-19, 2009

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2008) - PR and corporate communications professionals who want to learn skills and techniques that are transforming media and the PR profession will discover practical strategies at the largest media relations conference in the communications business: Bulldog Reporter's Media Relations Summit 2009. The theme of this year's event is "Making the Business Case for PR in the Digital Era." Attendees will come away with valuable insights on what other leading media want and how to work with them to build lasting relationships.

This Media Relations Summit takes place on May 17-19th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, New York City. The keynoters include award-winning broadcaster Dan Rather and a trio of illustrious journalists:

-- Tara Parker Pope, Health Reporter, Blogger, The New York Times

-- Andrew Ross Sorkin, Assistant Business Finance Editor, The New York Times

-- Saul Hansell, Blog and Technology Editor, The New York Times

The conference offers attendees more than 50 sessions and more than 100 speakers over this 2 1/2-day event. Five session tracks will cover new PR technologies and new media; tactics that work; media relations strategies; special problems in PR; and meet the editors.

PR professionals will learn pitching advice at "meet the editors" sessions featuring bureau chiefs, reporters, and bloggers from Dow Jones, Family Circle, Reuters, Popular Mechanics, Marketwatch, Inc., Men's Vogue, Playboy, and dozens more. Plus, they will choose from 32 advanced PR skills sessions with representatives from Kodak, Jet Blue, Chrysler, Brigham Young University, Intel, Bankrate, Raytheon, Dewberry Capital, Tesla Motors, Clorox and scores more. Attendees will also be able to meet and question communications visionaries from prestigious PR service providers, such as Expansion Plus, Inquiro, Dome Consulting, iContact, MWW, Fortex, Expertizing, Rocket XL Entertainment and many others.

To get the lowest possible price -- save $150 as a Super-Early Bird -- before 12PM (PST), Wednesday, December 31. For more information on taking part in this 2 1/2 day intensive summit, go to the registration page or call 1-800-959-1059.

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