Free media relations camp for non-profits and community groups June 27


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9th annual Media Relations Summer Camp Monday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Spectator

The Hamilton Spectator and Mohawk College present the 9th annual Media Relations Summer Camp June 27 for Hamilton and Burlington non-profits and community groups.

The camp is offered free-of-charge as a thank-you to local community builders.

This year’s camp in the Hamilton Spectator auditorium will feature three hands-on workshops with Spectator reporters, editors and public relations professionals:

  • The art of the media interview
  • Be a thought leader – how to write op-eds that get people talking and taking action
  • Crisis communications 101 – what to do when the news is bad

There will also be an opportunity to pitch story ideas to editors and reporters.

Lunch and parking are also free.

Up to 20 non-profits and groups can register, with up to three campers from each organization.

With new workshops, organizations that have attended past camps are welcome to take part. Since launching the camp in 2007, nearly 200 non-profits and community groups have attended the camp. Last year, 100 per cent of campers said they would recommend the camp to others.

To register, go to

For more information, email camp counsellors:

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Jay Robb

I've reviewed more than 500 business books for the Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and worked in public relations since 1993.

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