Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dear NEOhio readers, please consider joining us
on Saturday morning at the Westlake Porter Library.
Anyone who writes or communicates for a living
in this perilous economic climate will likely benefit.

Careers Beyond the Newsroom

A workshop for journalists, journalism students
and anyone interested in exploring related communications fields.
Organized by the Society of Professional Journalists – Cleveland Chapter

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 24 (Saturday)
Where: Porter Public Library (
27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake 44145
Fee: $10 per person.

Program schedule

10 - 10:45 a.m.
Job Opportunities for Journalists
Presenters: Doug Levin, of the marketing communications recruitment company Torch Group, and Kelly Blazek, founder of the popular Northeast Ohio Communications Job Bank list.

11-11:45 a.m.
Making the Switch from Journalism to Public Relations
Presenters: Mary Anne Sharkey, veteran Ohio print reporter, former Plain Dealer editorial page director and former communications director for Ohio Governor Taft; and Mike Conway, a longtime reporter for Cleveland TV station WJW and now director of corporate communications & investor relations for Sherwin-Williams.

12 to 12:45 p.m.
Entrepreneurship and Branding
Presenter: Pat Cirillo, Cypress Research

For reservation, contact Tom Moore at
The event is open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome.

UPDATE: We're now expecting at least 50 folks for this event, and it could well be a good bit more with last-minute walk-ins. That's due to two chief reasons, one happy and one sad. The sad news is that in this economy and this troubled industry, so many people feel an even greater need than usual to investigate their next thing. Happily, so many wonderful folks have pitched in to get the word out--via everything from blogs to their Twitter updates (a special thanks to George the uber-connector and our favorite Infoman)--that we'll be attracting two or three times the crowd that would normally come to such an event. Looking forward perhaps to seeing you there.


At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Donna Miller said...

Hi John:

I'm trying again. Do I need a Google account to comment? Oh, I figured it out, I think. Good luck with your event. I'd love to hear how it works out.

At 12:54 PM, Blogger Gloria Ferris said...


Were I more mobile I would attend.
Supporting the efforts of each other to do positive things to move our region forward will take all od us working together. It is good for us all to begin to think differently and hone our leadership skilles to maxamize all of our talents.

Thanks to you, Jorn and your fellow members of thwe Society of Profssional Journalists.

At 4:22 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Donna, so glad you figured it out. Next time you stop, please leave the link to your great blog so that folks can poke around.

Gloria, I sure can't wait till you're back to full tilt. I'm sure you hubby told you I was trying to visit while you were still in the hospital, but unfortunately never got there. Just hurry back to full mend. We need your strong voice back again!


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