Hosted by PRSA Greater Cleveland, Fisher will discuss the changes in traditional and new media; tickets on sale now for educational luncheon to be held Wed., Sept.17, 2014

CLEVELAND – Aug. 27, 2014 ― The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Greater Cleveland Chapter welcomes Marc Fisher, senior editor, The Washington Post, as the speaker at its annual Business and the Media program.The event is slated for Wed., Sept. 17, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Windows on the River in Cleveland. Tickets are $35 for PRSA Greater Cleveland members and $45 for nonmembers. Tickets are available for purchase online by clicking here.

After spending time in the newsrooms of traditional and new media, Fisher wrote the article “Who cares if it’s true? Modern-day newsrooms reconsider their values” in Columbia Journalism Review. In the article, Fisher said, “What’s new is what’s always worked: In the minute-by-minute struggle for audience and advertising, old-fashioned notions about credibility turn out to be as essential as speed.”

At the event, Fisher will expand on this topic, discussing the struggles currently facing all media, including:

  • How to determine when information can be deemed accurate
  • The pressure caused by the speed of information
  • Audience engagement and how to approach reader-generated content

Fisher joined The Post in 1987 and was part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service on surveillance and privacy issues, including a profile of Edward Snowden. He has written two books: “Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and The Revolution that Shaped a Generation” and “After the Wall: Germany, Germans and the Burdens of History.” Recently, he completed two years as The Post’s enterprise editor for local news, leading a team of writers creating narrative journalism and experimenting with new forms of storytelling for web and print editions of the newspaper.

Registrations for the luncheon are accepted through September 12 at noon.

The event is sponsored by Fahlgren Mortine, Akhia, Business Wire and Eaton.

About PRSA Greater Cleveland Chapter
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