This year’s convention features keynote speaker Craig Kanalley (above), former senior editor at the Huffington Post and current social media manager of the Buffalo Sabres.


The media round table for this year’s event will cover topics involving the Webster, N.Y., fire shootings that happened Dec. 24, 2012. Included on the panel will be: Juan Vazquez (Social Media & Audience Engagement, WXXI), Ian Wheatley (Executive Producer, WSYR) and Gary Craig (Investigations Reporter/Watchdog Desk, Democrat & Chronicle).


Some of the speakers at the conference will be:


Jeff Baron (Owner and co-founder, Classy Wolf Media)

Mike Johansson (Communications Lecturer, RIT)

Agathi Georgiou (Owner, Agathi Consulting)

Natalie Ciao (Media Relations Manager, Unity Health Systems)

Patti Singer (Health Reporter, Democrat & Chronicle)

Krisy Guerra (Product PR Manager, Bausch & Lomb)

James Mignano (Account Coordinator, Text100)

Dale Hartnett (Communications Professor, Monroe Community College)

Kristin Ledbetter (Event Manager, Clear Channel Rochester)

Howard Owens (Publisher/Photo Journalist, The Batavian)

Bruce Andriatch (Assistant Managing Editor/Features, The Buffalo News)

Megan Carter (Assistant Program Director/Music Director/On-Air Personality, 98 PXY)

Steve Bradley (Lead Local Editor/Sports at Democrat & Chronicle)

Caurie Putnam (Columnist/Blogger/Freelancer, Democrat & Chronicle)

Warren Kozireski (Sports Reporter, Westside News)


The event is co-sponsored by The College at Brockport Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, The College at Brockport Department of Communication, WBSU 89.1 The Point, the Public Relations Club, Brockport Television and The Stylus (The Stylus Facebook page).

The College at Brockport

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Keynote begins at 10 a.m.

Western New York College Media Convention 2014

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