For its Feb. 7 meeting, the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) will go “Behind the Scenes” at the Daytona Beach News-Journal! RSVP today to reserve your spot for this unique opportunity.
At The News-Journal’s headquarters at 901 Sixth St., Daytona Beach, FPRA members and prospective members will hear a presentation from Pat Rice, who has served as editor since 2010. The group will then tour the newsroom, packaging and distribution, and the printing press.
As editor, Rice leads all aspects of editorial operations for the daily newspaper that serves Volusia and Flagler counties. He and the reporters who have worked with him have won numerous journalism awards over the past three decades. He is often selected to moderate political debates, and as a political independent, he always asks issue-based questions.
A journalist since 1984, Rice grew up in Wisconsin. His career as a reporter and editor took him to several states before he arrived in Florida in 2004 as editor of the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach and, now, as editor of The News-Journal.
FPRA Volusia/Flagler’s luncheon meeting is open to public relations professionals, business people and the public. Check-in and networking at The News-Journal begin at 11:30 a.m., and the program will start at noon.
The deadline to RSVP is Feb. 5. The cost, which includes lunch, is $25 for FPRA members, $30 for non-members and $20 for college students. Payment should be made online in advance once an RSVP has been made.
To support The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, the chapter’s featured charity this year, attendees are asked to bring a can of baby formula this month.