April 26, 2012

National Civil War Museum, One Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA 17103

For today’s news organizations, social media has become a must-have facet of reporting the news. Sites like Facebook and Twitter have opened a new realm of news reporting that is laying the groundwork for the future of media. Social media is not only another means of communication beyond television and the web, but it is also a virtually real-time method of distributing news in a way that allows consumers to become active participants. Often, this means that consumers themselves become the “reporters” or that news outlets discover stories via social media before they do from other sources. Join the news directors from each of the local stations – Craig Hume (CBS-21), Dan O'Donnell (WGAL-8), Chris Holden (FOX-43) – for a panel discussion on how social media has changed the news landscape, both for the good and the bad. Audience questions will be accepted during the panel.


5:30 p.m. Registration/Networking  

6:30 p.m. Dinner  

7:30-8:30 p.m. Program


Chicken Kiev, served with Bahama blend vegetables, parmesan red potatoes, side salad with 2 dressings, coffee, water and iced tea, and assorted mini desserts (including cookies, cream puffs, mini éclairs and assorted dessert bars). Vegetarian option is pasta primavera.

RSVP by 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012 to Joan Nissley at zlogar22@comcast.net (Subject line: PPRS RSVP). If paying by credit card, register online at www.pprs-hbg.org. No shows will be billed if reservations are not cancelled 48 hours in advance.