Welcome to the Broadcasters Club of Florida!
Glad you found us! The Broadcasters Club of Florida is an organization composed of anyone with an interest in the broadcasting industry. Each month, we meet over lunch to discuss the issues of the day, have a panel discussion, or hear from a wide variety of interesting speakers. Many of the attendees have worked–or are still working– in the field. But ANYONE is welcome to attend these interesting sessions. Join us for networking, fellowship, and the chance to raise a few dollars to support future broadcasters through our scholarship program.
The Broadcasters Club of Florida luncheon meeting is open to the public. ($20 for members, $25 for non-members) The club meets the second Friday of each month from October through April.
CBS veteran Sam Roberts will be our opening speaker as the Broadcasters Club of Florida begins our luncheon “season” on Friday, Oct 9, at the SaraBay Golf Club. Roberts will discuss the decline in the quality of news reporting and the benefits and the problems caused by advances in technology.
Roberts had a 32-year career with CBS News as a reporter, producer & executive, including 14 years on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. He later became Vice President and General Manager, Television, of the New York Times Electronic Media Company.
From 1999 until his retirement in 2008, he was a Professor in the School of Communication at the University of Miami, training the next generation of Broadcast Journalists.
In Sarasota he will conduct fall, winter and spring courses on media issues under the Pierian Spring Academy umbrella at Argosy University. The courses will be presented in 2-hour blocks weekly for four consecutive weeks. The courses are targeted toward anyone interested in the media and the changing media landscape. Course synopsis and dates include:
Oct 20 – Nov 10. 9:30-11:30am
The Power and Influence of the News Media
Explores the influence of the media on world affairs past and present, explains how news decisions are made and who makes those decisions, and discusses how advances in technology are changing news reporting I
Jan 14 – Feb 4. 9:30-11:30am
Is the Media Doing Its Job?
Analyzing current news coverage and examples of the past, compares today’s network & cable news programs, discusses the constant conflict between the White House and the Press and presents questions of journalism ethics
Feb 29 – Mar 21. 9:30-11:30am
The Changing Face of the News Media
Using the news of the day as examples, discusses the decline in the quality of news reporting and the rise of news on the Internet, and asks whether newspapers and the network news divisions will survive.
Course registration is with Pierian Spring Academy (http://www.pierianspringacademy.org). Classes will be held at Argosy University, room A5, 5250 17th St, Sarasota, FL.
RESERVATION DEADLINE: Noon – Wednesday, October 7th.
Member Lunch Reservation $20
Non-Member Lunch Reservation $25
DUES: Annual Dues for the 2015-2016 Season of $20 per couple or $15 per individual are due and can be paid at the door by check or credit card or by check via PayPal/Credit Card or mail. Cash payments can not be accepted at the door.
Mail check to:
Broadcasters Club of Florida
ATTN: Hope Byrnes, Treasurer
5031 Faberge Place
Sarasota, FL 34233