Member | 2023 WSB-TV Nonprofit Media Summit

Starting

October 18, 2023

Start Time

9:00 am

End Time

1:00 pm

Location

WSB-TV Studios
1601 West Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Event Type

Member

Registration Details

Members: Free
This event has reached capacity. If you are interesting in joining the waitlist please fill out the form below. We will reach out if a space becomes available.

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Overview

The WSB-TV Family 2 Family project and GCN are thrilled to bring our annual Nonprofit Media Summit back to the WSB studios! This annual event serves to connect nonprofit leaders with local media experts from WSB-TV, including on-air talent and behind-the-scenes staff. Find out what producers look for in a “good news” story, how to craft your media pitch, and how media outlets are adapting to the ever-changing ways we communicate. You’ll pick up tactics and insight to help you plan and execute media and PR campaigns that raise awareness – and funds – in service of your organization’s community impact.

This in-person session is exclusively for GCN members, but space is limited! To ensure access to as many nonprofits as possible, registration is limited to two people from your organization.

The Family 2 Family Nonprofit Media Summit is made possible through the a partnership of GCN and Channel 2 WSB-TV, with the support of the Family 2 Family partners.

Agenda

  • Welcome from Fred Blankenship and Lori Wilson
  • Help me help you tell your story: A reporter’s guide to storytelling
  • Pitching to the Media: Getting a producer’s attention
  • Storytelling on Social Media: Maximizing your impact
  • Booking Talent: Leveraging on air talent for your events
  • Scoring a Press Release: How to present like an agency

Presenters

 

Condace Pressley, WSB-TV Director, Community and Public Affairs. Condace is is an award-winning journalist, morning personality, and Georgia Radio Hall of Fame inductee. Many in Atlanta are familiar with her voice as reporter/anchor on KISS 104.1, News 95.5, and AM750 WSB. She is producer and host of the Sunday public affairs program Perspectives.

 

Fred Blankenship, WSB-TV Anchor. Fred has been waking up Georgians since 2007 as  anchor of Channel 2 Action News This Morning, covering everything from the pandemic to hurricanes during his time at the station. He has been honored by the Emmys and is involved with several Atlanta nonprofits, including 100 Black Men of Atlanta and Leadership Atlanta.

 

Lori Wilson, WSB-TV Anchor. Lori is an Emmy-winning reporter who helps Georgians get ready for their day as anchor for Channel 2 Action News This Morning, and has covered everything from Hurricane Irma to the protests in Atlanta following the death of George Floyd. She is also a children’s book author.

 

Ray Carter, WSB-TV VP and General Manager. Ray has been involved in television news since 1986, from serving as a small-market TV news reporter to overseeing five television markets as a Cox Media Group Regional Vice President.

 

 

Audrey Washington, WSB-TV News Reporter. Audrey joined Channel 2 Action News in 2015, and been a reporter and anchor in several major markets. Audrey has earned a Peabody Award for her team reporting, and her live reports have been featured on NBC, CNN, and MSNBC.

 

Susan Falcon, WSB-TV Manager of Content and Coverage. Susan manages the day-to-day operations of the news assignment desk in addition to planning big story coverage for WSB. She has 20-plus years of experience in the television news industry.

 

 

Allie Goolrick, WSB-TV Digital Executive Producer. Allie has been working for the WSB’s digital operations since 2016, and is an expert in telling impactful stories through social media.

 

 

Donna Lampkin, WSB-TV Promotion Producer. Donna has worked for WSB-TV for more than 22 years, serving as Speakers Bureau Coordinator as well as a news writer and producer.

 

 

Deanna Anderson, 705 Marketing Managing Director. Deanna founded 705 Marketing in 2006, combining her experience managing global campaigns for Fortune 500 companies with her love of working with startups and nonprofits. Deanna is also a dedicated advocate for Atlanta’s women and children.

 

Robby Gulri, RapidScale Solutions Engineer. Robby uses his expertise in technology, leadership, and marketing to reimagine an improved world. He has helped raise over $11 million in grants to help eliminate the digital divide, and his team has provided over $1 million of annual consulting resources to 20 nonprofits annually in marketing, strategy, IT, and board development.

 

Audience

This in-person session is exclusively for GCN members, but space is limited! To ensure access to as many nonprofits as possible, registration is limited to two people from your organization.

Please note:

  • Each person must have their own registration. Duplicate registrations under the same name will not be accepted.
  • Member dues must be current when the session takes place to receive access.
  • We require all participants to stay for the entire program. If you are unable to participate for the full day of activity, please let us know at membership@gcn.org; we ask that you either allow another person from your team to attend in your place, or allow us to release your seat to another organization on our waitlist.

Want to register someone who doesn’t have an account? There are two ways:

Questions? Contact us at membership@gcn.org or 678-916-3080.

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