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Founder of Voices of Monterey Bay
Voices of Monterey Bay (VOMB) is the new, not-for-profit bilingual news organization serving Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. It was launched in 2017 by veteran local journalists who believe the region needs a new journalistic vision, a central location for people who have been ignored by the traditional media to express themselves, and a way to report news from their neighborhoods. VOMB concentrates on investigative reports and dynamic storytelling.
Joe will give us the inside scoop on how to make the most of the new Voices of Monterey Bay platform. He’ll also provide instructive hints about how to catch the attention of media gatekeepers when trying to generate publicity for events, programs, etc. Sneak Preview: “Folks in the media these days are generally overworked and underpaid, and they look kindly on the professional press release and the promoter who isn’t going to waste a lot of their time.”
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Joe has been a journalist for the past 35 years, working at newspapers from Imperial Valley to Monterey County. He was a writer, editor, columnist and newsroom manager at the Herald until about five years ago. Joe co-founded Voices of Monterey Bay, a nonprofit, online news magazine. In addition to basic news and investigations, Voices of Monterey Bay offers its pages to new writers and story-tellers, and conducts journalism training for high school and college students.
9:30 – Doors Open, Continental Breakfast, Coffee — Conversation — Introductions
10:00 am – FEATURED TOPIC
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About the F.A.N. Meetings
We meet the fourth Wednesday of each month – in the morning with treats – at various venues.
Thanks to support from the Community Foundation and the Packard Foundation, the Arts Council presents monthly meetings that focus on trends, techniques and tips to drive attendance to arts presentations. Our speakers tailor their remarks to the special needs and constraints of local arts organizations – but they are applicable to many and all are welcome.