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PRSA-WV Professional Development Seminar

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Plan now to join us on April 18 for “Back to Basics,” the spring professional development session for PRSA’s West Virginia Chapter.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with our first session starting at 9:00 a.m.  That first session will focus on media relations, with presenter Ann Ali (formerly with The State Journal and now with Charles Ryan Associates).  We will have a break from 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., when WV State University Professor Joe Long, APR, will share “25 Ways to Improve Your Writing,” sure to be useful to professionals at all levels of experience!  We will have a short break at 10:45 a.m.

Our final morning session begins at 11:00 a.m. with a focus on “Research 101,” presented by Dr. John Davies, assistant professor of journalism and communication at Alderson-Broaddus University.

We will have lunch at 11:45 a.m., including 20-minute presentations from students at WV State University’s Tower Communications firm and from our soon-to-be-newest PRSSA chapter at University of Charleston.

Our final session of the day begins at 1:45 p.m. with “Print Medium in a Digital Age,” presented by the staff of West Virginia Executive magazine.  We will conclude the day at 2:00 p.m.

The day will be of value to practitioners at all experience levels and in all employment settings, whether learning something new or updating existing skills.

Reservations are required by Friday, April 13, and the cost of the event is $45 for members and guests and $25 for students.


Professional Development Ticket


April 18
8:30 am - 2:00 pm




Room 210, Cole Complex, West Virginia State University
210 Cole Complex (The Diane Slaughter Research Laboratory)
Institute, WV 25112
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