Tips on crafting a compelling feature story and getting your event covered

Fairbanks, Alaska

Special events are mainstay of most public relations campaigns, so how can you get press for your event? Gary Black, features editor for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, will share ideas on what makes a compelling story and tips to break into the features section. He will also answer your questions about how to make your copy sizzle.

Gary is the features editor for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and oversees the Latitude 65 section. He writes about food, arts and entertainment as well special events. He was previously the News-Miner’s copy editor. His stories are often syndicated by other Alaska newspapers. The Houston native graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Before moving to Alaska, he was news editor for the Houston Chronicle.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28

Where: Westmark Hotel and Conference Center, 813 Noble Street