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PIRATES April 2014 Meeting

Public Television and Public Radio:        What You Need to Know

This month's PIRATES program features a terrific panel of representatives from public television and public radio stations in Southern California. Come with your questions to explore the importance of public media, its commitment to news, public affairs, community affairs and promotions with non-profit organizations.

Panelists Include: 


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Vice President, News and Public Affairs

KCETLink Community Television of Southern California 


Ed Miskevich 

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PBS SoCaL PBS for Greater Los Angeles


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Producer / CoHost, The Hutchinson Report

KPFK Radio Los Angeles 90.7 FM 





Wednesday, April 9, 2014

8:30: Check-in and continental breakfast

9-11: Panel discussion and moderated Q&A

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2900 W. Alameda Ave.

Burbank 91505  MAP



PIRATES Members: $40 PAY HERE with Paypal

Non-members: $50 PAY HERE with Paypal


RSVP at 1-800-PLANK15 or via e-mail to Joyce Harris at joyce.e.harris@hotmail.com

As a non profit organization, every dollar counts. If you RSVP and do not show up, PIRATES will bill you.




PIRATES Congratulates 2013-2014     Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarship Recipient Rossini Batino!

 photo Rossini_Batino_Photo_zpsb0be9b3b.jpg Rossini Batino’s career goal is to become a Public Health communication’s professional.  She has never given up on herself because she believes that her “career goal has the potential to influence a system of health communication, anywhere in the world.”  She also understands “the purpose of this scholarship is to recognize students ‘who have excellent potential for improving lives of people in Southern California through a communications career’.’’ Rossini explains she is “pursuing a career in health communications where communication is the core of effective public health system – that would not only improve the lives of people in Southern California but also anywhere where health is valued.”

Here is how Miss Batino answered the question, discuss your view of the communications industry and its role in today's society?:

“The communication industry is the core of civilization.  The communication industry changes rapidly as the society changes and as the technology advances.  Mass communication media such as television, radio broadcasting, online communications, public relations, motion pictures and etc; have allowed us to instantly transmit information worldwide.  This is a powerful and crucial tool in creating bonds, having our voices heard and most importantly promoting awareness regarding global issues such as social, political, and environmental issues.  The communication industry is our external senses that allow us to access information about what’s happening around us.  It’s hard to imagine our every daily lives without online communication, for example.  Knowing that we are oblivious to the events around us can increase our anxiety and confusion.  Globally, imagine the status of international trade without the communication industry – it’s almost improbable!  The marketing industry and other business companies heavily depend on the communication industry.  WE, as citizens, depend on communication media to keep us inform and alerted.  With that said, I believe that communication is what is keeping our society functioning and in order - for that matter - it is the spine of the 21st century.”

Rossini recently transferred from Orange Coast College to attend University of California, Irvine (UCI) as a junior, with a 3.94 grade point average.  Her major is Public Health Science with emphasis on Public Health Global Communications.  Currently she works for 24 Hour Fitness as a Kids Club Attendant / Service Representative and enjoys the children.  She is also a private tutor for a 6-year old with mild ADD.  She assists the child with writing, reading, counting and “cool” science experiments.  Additionally Rossini is a Clinical Care Extender Intern at Hoag Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach.  She assists the nurses and patient care assistants in attending to the patient’s needs. 


PIRATES (Print Interactive Radio & Television Educational Society) is dedicated to helping nonprofits to more effectively work with the media. It is the only L.A. area association that offers regular opportunities for nonprofits, the media, and other communications professionals to network.


c/o CityTV

1654 19th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90404

2014 – 2015 Application Process: New scholarship applications will be posted and accepted starting in March 2014.  Application deadline is May 31, 2014





Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline is May 31, 2012
More info: http://piratesla.org/scholarship.html

A Gift From The Ad Council!

PIRATES 11/10/10. Attendees not in order: Debra Evans,  (Walden House);  Susan Evans ( East LA Partners For Change); Jane Garcia (Women In Film); Robin Gee (CityTV);  Louis Gross ( Shriners Helping Kids); Erin Handelman ( So CA Foster Family & Adoption); Meg McDonald (McDonald Media Services); Esther McDowell (LA County/Women's Health Dept); Genevieve Riutort ( Westside Food Bank);  Philip  Sokoloff (Public Relations); Brenda Vazquez ( Partners In Care); Andy Weisser (Public Relations); John Boal (Ad Council) and LaFern Cusack (SCBA).




c/o CityTV Studio 16
1654 19th Street 
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Tel: 800 PLANK (15)

As a non-profit organization every dollar counts! If you reserve via phone, email or website and fail to attend, you will be billed. You can pay ahead of the meeting via the online links below or pay with cash or check at the door. Exact change is appreciated.

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