The Central Chesapeake Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) will visit WUSA Channel 9 (CBS) located at 4100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC on Thursday, May 26. Six on air and behind the camera professions will discuss their needs for a successful relationship with PR folks. The program will be held from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The event is restricted to the first 25 persons. The program includes lunch and the cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. RSVP online at by Monday, May 23rd. Call Katie Sushko, at 410-271-1498 or for more information.

Seminar speakers include: Mark Burdett, President & General Manager, Bill Lord, Station Manager & Executive News Director, Wendy Bailey, Great Day Washington Executive Producer, Bill Starks, News Assignment Manager, Greg Sodano, Director of Sales, and one of the noon news anchors (Andrea Roane or Mike Hydeck). WUSA 9 speakers will reveal what they need from PR professionals, best timing and targets for PR pitches, how television techniques have changed over the years while demonstrating how news is executed today.

Assignment Manager, Bill Starks will provide insight, ideas and up-to-date techniques on how to submit stories, events and news. Program attendees will get a tour of the WUSA 9 Newsroom, observe a private behind-the-scenes live noon newscast and catered lunch. There will be an open question and answer session after the presentations as well as the opportunity to submit questions for WUSA 9 during the registration process.

After being turned away from its previous offer, Gannett Co., Inc. announced that it has increased its all-cash, premium offer to acquire Tribune Publishing Company (NYSE: TPUB) (“Tribune”) to $15.00 per share from $12.25 per share, subject to due diligence. The revised offer represents a premium of 99% to Tribune’s closing price of $7.52 per share on April 22, 2016, the last trading day before Gannett publicly announced its initial offer for Tribune. The total value of the revised offer is approximately $864 million, including the assumption of certain Tribune liabilities, which include approximately $385 million of debt outstanding as of March 27, 2016. The Baltimore Sun is one of several newspapers owned by the Tribune Publishing Company.

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