PRSA Miami Food For Thought Seminar Series at Mercy Hospital 10/20/09

PRSA MIAMI to Host October Food for Thought PR series, entitled “Trouble @ the Speed of New – Avoiding Pitfalls in PR ‘New .0’ at Mercy Hospital on October 20th
WHAT: Join the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Miami as we host another event as part of the organization’s popular Food for Thought PR Series. Attendees will have the opportunity to get in on the debate as a cross-section of communicators, educators, and media professionals discuss the role of PR ethics in today’s fast paced environment. Debate topics will include: “Iffy” Client requests that seem “iffy”, Media pitches turning into pay-for-play request?, Need for speed trumping need for accuracy?, Who owns social media?, Who’s covering whom?, Who’s paying whom?
WHO: Moderated by Florida International University’s Professor and longtime PRSA Miami Board Member, Rosanna Fiske

Panelists include:
University of Miami: Margot Winick, AVP, Media Relations and Multimedia
rbb Public Relations: Christine Barney, APR, former Ethics Chair
Daily Business Review: Eddie Dominguez, Executive Editor
Miami Herald: Julie Kay, Contributor
Florida International University: Fred Blevens, Professor
WHEN: Tuesday, October 20th 11:30am – 1:30pm
WHERE: Mercy Hospital, Bayside Pavilion, 3663 S Miami Ave Miami, First Floor, Atlantic Conference Room.
COST: $15.00 Members and Students $35.00 Non-members
A bagged lunch will be included.
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About the PRSA Miami Chapter
With more than 200 local members, the Miami chapter provides professional development and networking opportunities to area South Florida communications professionals. The chapter boasts one of the largest scholarship funds in the nation. Established in 1985, the scholarship fund has awarded more than $60,000 to deserving public relations students in local universities. In addition, the chapter awards the annual Royal Palm Award to a member of the local community who demonstrates excellence in communications. PRSA Miami also awards the Bill Adams Lifetime Achievement Award to a PRSA member or retired member who has maintained more than 15 years in the public relations profession and has excelled in advancing the profession. To learn more about membership benefits and upcoming events, visit

About the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
The Public Relations Society of America, headquartered in New York City, is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals with nearly 32,000 professional and student members. PRSA is organized into 110 Chapters and 10 Districts nationwide, and 20 Professional Interest Sections and Affinity Groups, which represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has 303 Chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States, and one Chapter in Argentina.