Event DetailsWednesday, August 17, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Chamber 465
202 East Market Street , Indianapolis, IN 46204
How to connect with your city newspaper and pitch stories about your community work
Most founders are highly engaged in their communities. Sometimes businesses collaborate with non-profits to accomplish a goal that supports the mission of the charitable organization. Sometimes a startup takes on a project that lifts up other individuals and/or groups. Those stories can highlight the great work in your community and raise the profile of you and your company.
Oseye Boyd is the Public Engagement Editor at IndyStar. She will teach attendees how to pitch their community focused stories to the IndyStar. Attendees will learn how to build relationships with newspaper reporters and editors and how to feed them the information they need in the necessary format in order to get the story published.
*This is a GREAT opportunity to make a personal connection with the IndyStar!
6:00 pm - Guests arrive and introduce themselves
6:15 pm - Welcome and introduction
6:20 pm - Presentation
7:25 pm - Homework assignment
7:30 pm - Socializing in chat rooms
8:00 pm - Wrap up!
BIO OF OSEYE BOYD
Oseye Boyd is currently public engagement editor for the IndyStar. She was formerly editor of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and Indiana Minority Business Magazine. Oseye (pronounced O-she-uh) actually began her professional career at the Indianapolis Recorder when she became a full-time reporter in 2001. She left the Recorder to return to her hometown newspaper, The Star Press, where she worked part time as a copy clerk during college at Ball State University. During her second stint at The Star Press, Oseye was an education reporter, general assignment reporter, features writer and editor of the entertainment magazine.
She later worked for the publication department at Angie’s List, writing for the print magazine and online. Her journalism career came full circle when Oseye returned to the Recorder in 2018 as editor. Under her leadership and guidance, the newsroom tackled several issues affecting the African American community in Indianapolis through story packages and serial articles. The newsroom won several first-place journalism awards during her short tenure.
She left the Recorder in 2022 for her current position. As public engagement editor, Oseye not only writes a weekly column and manages opinion submissions and letters to the editor, but she has spearheaded an advisory council, which will help the IndyStar provide better coverage to the Black community. She also will launch a podcast as well as develop other livestream content for social media platforms. Oseye is a certified Body Pump instructor. Les Mills Body Pump is a low-weight, high-repetition strength-training class. She also belly dances and has performed for several years at the Indiana State Fair with the Midwest Belly Dancing All Stars.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Entrepreneurs at any stage
- Sales professionals
- Investors who want to support their founders
- Nonprofit leaders
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