Jagler to Review Changes and Challenges in Communicating for Businesses

Big changes are ahead for the business of journalism and how journalism covers business. This goes beyond corporate consolidations and includes new technologies and techniques being used to cover news.

Major organizations like the Associated Press, The New York Times, ProPublica and Oregon Public Broadcasting have turned to automation technology to churn out some of their more rote news stories, like quarterly earnings reports and sports game recaps. Will all journalism be carried out by robots and algorithms in the near future?

With more people cutting their landlines and opting for cell phones and VoIP calling, news organizations are having to change the way they conduct telephone polling.

The need to tell stories visually also means an increased use of infographics that can provide additional information and context to complex issues.

The implications for public relations professionals are just as important and will be examined by Steve Jagler at a special breakfast meeting on Wed., March 16.

steve-jaglerJagler is an award-winning professional journalist. He is currently serving as the business editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He previously served as executive editor of BizTimes Milwaukee magazine.

Jagler is a past president of the Milwaukee Press Club and served on the board of directors of the Alliance of Area Business Publications. He has won local and national awards as a reporter, editor, columnist and blogger. He is a frequent news commentator on radio and television in Milwaukee. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Coming to the March meeting? We’ll be collecting plastic spoons and disposable bowls to donate to Repairers of the Breach Homeless Day Shelter as part of our ongoing community service project with them.



Eggs Benedict, Orange Juice, Fresh Fruit Salad, Fresh Fruit Garnish

Vegetarian Option:

Fresh Fruit of the Season, Orange Juice, Banana Bread

When: March 16, 2016

Time: 7:30 registration and networking, 8 am breakfast

Where: Italian Community Center


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