SOURCE: Tech Council of Maryland

Tech Council of Maryland

September 24, 2009 10:41 ET

Tech Council of Maryland Hosts "Meet the Press" Event With National and Local Journalists Speaking on What's News, What's Not and Changes in the Media

The Wall Street Journal's Personal Technology Columnist Walt Mossberg to Deliver Keynote on "The Cell Phone And The Future Of The Internet"

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - September 24, 2009) -

WHO:      The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM)

WHAT:     Meet the Press: Leading Journalists Speak on What's News, What's
          Not and Changes in the Media

          Program Agenda:

          Keynote Address: Walt Mossberg, personal technology columnist
          for The Wall Street Journal, will share his thoughts on "The
          Cell Phone And The Future Of The Internet."

          Mossberg is the author and creator of the weekly Personal
          Technology column in The Wall Street Journal, which has appeared
          every Thursday since 1991 and is one of the most widely-read
          columns on technology products and services in the world. He is
          also the co-creator and co-producer of the technology industry's
          most prestigious annual conference, D: All Things Digital, and
          is the co-executive editor of the technology web site,
, which extends the experience of the D Conference
          to the Web. In both ventures, he partners with the prominent
          blogger and author, Kara Swisher.

          Press Panel:

          Baltimore Sun - Gus Sentementes, Technology Journalist &
           BaltTech blogger
          FierceBiotech - Arsalan Arif, Publisher
          The Hill - Kim Hart, Technology Policy Reporter
          Homeland Security Today Magazine - David Silverberg, Editor
          Washington Business Journal - Elizabeth Drachman, Managing
          The Washington Post - Cecilia Kang, Telecommunications Reporter

WHERE:    Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
          5701 Marinelli Road
          Bethesda, MD 20852

WHEN:     Monday, November 2, 2009
          8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

WHY:      Technology, faster news cycles, limited budgets and a host of
          other issues have impacted news organizations -- both positively
          and negatively. So how do businesses and organizations doing
          good work, creating jobs, producing interesting products or
          services get the attention they want, and think they deserve?

          TCM has brought together this group of distinguished journalists
          that cover technology, biotech, telecommunications and general
          business issues to help explain what they cover, how they do it
          and educate us on the changing world of journalism with such
          topics as:

          -- How do reporters get their stories, and why won't they write
             about my company's news?
          -- What's the best way to approach a reporter for a story idea?
          -- How is social media affecting news, reporting and fact-
          -- Have press releases gone the way of the dinosaur?
          -- Is anything "off the record?"

REGISTER: To register for this event, please go to:



The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade association serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM's mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit

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