SOURCE: San Francisco Bay Media Professionals

June 14, 2010 16:50 ET

Hundreds of Bay Area Media and PR Professionals Team Up to Fight Recession

Nine Local Media Organizations Will Come Together at 6/23 Networking Mixer

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) -

WHAT:   Hundreds of local Bay Area media and PR professionals will gather for an evening of networking and camaraderie during these tough economic times. The event is an opportunity to reconnect with former colleagues and network with new contacts.
    The participating organizations include: Asian American Journalists Association, SF Bay Chapter; Bay Area Black Journalists Association; California Media Workers Guild, Freelance Unit; Center for Investigative Reporting; East Bay Press Club; National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, NorCal Chapter; Public Relations Society of America, San Francisco Chapter; Public Relations Society of America, Silicon Valley Chapter; Society of Professional Journalists, NorCal Chapter.
WHY:   With media consolidation, shrinking advertising dollars and an ailing economy conspiring to wreak havoc on an already challenging job market, members of the San Francisco Bay Media Professionals (SFBMP) have banded together to create opportunities for its members. SFBMP members, representing various media and PR organizations, will take advantage of the chance to network, socialize and of course, market their various talents.
WHEN:   Wednesday, June 23, 2010
    5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Free Admission
    The event is open to the public.
WHERE:   Press Club (Wine Bar)
    20 Yerba Buena Lane (located at the foot of the Four Seasons Hotel)
    San Francisco, CA 94103 
    For more information, call (510) 499-5723
    Or visit us on Facebook: "San Francisco Bay Media Professionals"

About San Francisco Bay Media Professionals:
Founded in January 2010, the San Francisco Bay Media Professionals is a coalition of media professionals representing print and broadcast journalism, new media, public relations, marketing and communications fields. The group has quickly gained more than 750 Facebook fans and growing.

The group's quarterly networking functions draws media and PR professionals from San Francisco to as far away as Sacramento. The ranks of the employed and unemployed show up to socialize and network with their media colleagues.