Meet the Media: "What the Media Thinks" Panel Event on November 13

Top Quote On November 13, Public Relations Professionals of Long Island (PRPLI), the largest trade organization for public relations, marketing, and communications practitioners, will present "What the Media Thinks," a moderated panel discussion. End Quote
  • Nassau-Suffolk, NY (1888PressRelease) October 30, 2013 - Public Relations Professionals of Long Island (PRPLI), the largest trade organization for public relations, marketing, and communications practitioners, will present "What the Media Thinks" on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Carlyle at the Palace, 1600 Round Swamp Road, Plainview, NY.

    PRPLI's program featuring members of the local news media is the organization's largest and most popular annual event. The moderated, interactive panel discussion will help participants better understand how to effectively engage with the media; what reporters care about most; how to increase your company's overall visibility; what makes a good story; if a press release is still relevant; emerging trends in the media industry; and much more. There will be plenty of networking before and after the presentation.

    Jason Feinberg, 25A magazine, editor-in-chief
    In 2012, Jason from Bayport became 25A magazine's editor-in-chief, Long Island's Luxury Gold Coast Magazine. His accomplishments include developing and hosting numerous websites such as and He has years of experience in the creative industry (advertising, entertainment and publishing) and previously was The Boulevard editor-in-chief and worked with News 12 Long Island and The Dr. Oz Show, among others.

    Sophia Hall, WCBS 880, Long Island reporter
    The Huntington resident has been a correspondent for WCBS for 12 years. Sophia covers everything from human interest stories, to crime, to quality of life stories. In her spare time, she volunteers with a number of organizations that feed the hungry, raise money for children with cancer, and help homeless pets.

    Carrie Mason-Draffen, Newsday, business reporter and columnist
    For more than 15 years, Carrie has tackled some of her readers' most vexing workplace challenges in her "Help Wanted" Q&A column for Newsday. She is a former adjunct professor at Adelphi University, where she taught newswriting for four years. The Long Island resident is also the author of 151 Quick Ideas to Deal With Difficult People.

    David Reich-Hale,, associate editorial director
    David joined the AOL unit in 2010 overseeing the Long Island and New York City editorial operations for Prior to Patch, he spent six years as an editor at Long Island Business News. His recognitions and awards include numerous Society of Professional Journalists awards for editing, reporting, and editorial writing. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University. David is a native of Trumbull, Connecticut and lives on Long Island.

    Kristin Thorne, WABC-TV, Long Island correspondent
    Before joining the Eyewitness News team in January 2012, Kristin was a reporter at News 12 Westchester. Earlier in her career she worked at WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of an Emmy Award and has received numerous Emmy nominations. She has also been honored with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

    Laurie Bloom, Rivkin Radler LLP, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Laurie is responsible for all aspects of Rivkin Radler's initiatives and strategies with respect to marketing, communications, public and media relations, and client development. She is also an adjunct professor of public relations at Hofstra University and has served as president of PRPLI.

    "What the Media Thinks" is $65 for non-members, $50 for PRPLI members, and $25 for college students who register. More information is available at To receive updates, catch up with us ( @ ) PRPLITweets, Public Relations Professionals of Long Island Facebook Page or LinkedIn Group Page dot

    Program Chairs are Kali Chan, director of media relations at Adelphi University and Michael Kinane, assistant to the president for advancement at SUNY College at Old Westbury. The organization's mission is to provide a platform for its members to network, learn, mentor, and advance in their careers. To become a future program sponsor, please email info ( @ ) prpli dot org dot

    About PRPLI:
    Public Relations Professionals of Long Island (PRPLI) is a professional trade association that provides members with the opportunity to network, learn and share new experiences, and advance in their careers. Founded in 1990, PRPLI is the premier organization for individuals working in public relations, publicity, media relations, marketing, corporate communications, advertising, event planning, government relations and community affairs. PRPLI members include PR practitioners from the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, as well as independent communicators.

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