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Apply today for 2013 Media Relations Summer Camp in Hamilton

NOTE: As of May 3, we only have 12 spots left.

Nonprofits and community groups from Greater Hamilton are invited to apply for the 2013 Media Relations Summer Camp presented free of charge by the Hamilton Spectator and Mohawk College. This year’s camp runs Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Hamilton Spectator.

Working with local PR pros, campers will polish, practice and then pitch story ideas to a panel of editors and reporters. Pitches at previous camps have led to coverage in The Hamilton Spectator.  Along with pitching stories, campers will get:

  • A primer in media relations, including 3 ways nonprofits and community groups can get more and better press
  • Advice on how to pen letters to the editor and op-eds
  • Advice on how to request and what to expect at an editorial board meeting
  • And a contact list for local media

Register online by May 24. Up to 20 nonprofits & groups will take part in this year’s camp. Successful registrants will be notified by May 31.

The Media Relations Summer Camp was launched five years ago to help local groups spread the news about their community-building successes.

WHAT: 2013 Media Relations Summer Camp

WHEN: Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Hamilton Spectator auditorium

WHO: Up to 20 nonprofits and community groups from Greater Hamilton

COST: Free of charge as a thank you to local community builders

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