July 2022 meeting: 'Fostering Collaboration and Gaining Trust in our Remote Times'
The featured speaker at AMP’s July 14 meeting will be Priska Neely, who will deliver a talk entitled “Fostering Collaboration and Gaining Trust in our Remote Times.” Neely is the managing editor for the Gulf States Newsroom, a collaboration between NPR and member stations in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. She was named the 2022 Editor of the Year by the Public Media Journalists Association. She started building the regional newsroom in the fall of 2020 and has since put together a team of four reporters and two editors who have elevated coverage of criminal justice, wealth and poverty, health care and race and equity across the three states. Previously she worked at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and KPCC in Los Angeles, where she reported extensively on maternal and infant mortality in the Black community. Before that, she was a producer at NPR in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Her public media career includes work on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Talk of the Nation. She is a deeply committed plant mom and a lover of tea and her egg chair. Please RSVP via Evite here and let us know whether you will attend in person or online. Non-AMP-members can attend one event for free each year. The charge to attend subsequent events is $5.
We have meetings on the second Thursday in January, February, May, June, July, August, September, and November. During these meetings, we hear from renowned industry experts who provide helpful information and skills training. Monthly meetings also provide networking opportunities and encouragement from others in the communications field. AMP Members can attend monthly meetings for free. Non-members can attend for a fee of $5. In April, we have our annual Communications Contest Awards Banquet where our communications contest winners are announced, our Communicator of Achievement is recognized and new officers are installed. In October and March, we hold intensive professional-development workshops. In December we host a holiday party.