Sunday, September 4, 2011

November Program & Luncheon with Chip Tarkenton


Topic: A Trifecta of Communications—TV, Radio & Print Media
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Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011 / Register: By Tuesday, November 1
Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. / Location: Owens & Minor
Cost: $25 for members and full-time students; $30 for non-members. 
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Learn about the best practices for communicating in three different areas of media from someone who spent his career in these areas before recently joining a locally headquartered corporation.

Find out the unique flavor of each medium and how change is a constant for each.  You’ll learn about how the internet and technology as well as our changing world have made a difference in communicating.

We’ll explore:
§ The similarities & differences of media
§ The effectiveness of media
§ The future of media
§ The impact for communicators of so many communication vehicles

Speaker: Chip Tarkenton, Director of Community Relations

Chip Tarkenton joined Owens & Minor in June 2011 from WRIC TV8, where he was weekday sports anchor for 8 News At 6PM and 8 News Tonight at 11PM. He joined WRIC TV in September 1988.

A native of Athens, Georgia, Chip completed his undergraduate studies from the University of Georgia where he received a B.A. in Speech Communication.

Chip started in the communications business at age fifteen, when he worked at family-owned radio stations in Georgia. He went on to be a sportswriter for Athens newspapers for almost two years. Prior to joining WRIC TV, Chip began his television career as a weekend sports anchor at WDEF TV, Chattanooga, Tennessee. From there he moved to sports director at WBMG, Birmingham, Alabama, and WLOS, Asheville, North Carolina.

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