Newsmaker Luncheon to focus on “Social Media 101”

Hi, I’ve been pretty busy lately running the local Twesitival, giving speeches,a nd cultivating Greener Milwaukee – here is an event I’m proud to be part of – feel free to check it out. Registration is closed at this point, but I’ll tweet as i go 😉 @WebMedia

MILWAUKEE, WI – February 6, 2009.  “Social Media 101” will be the subject of the next Milwaukee Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon. The event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub in downtown Milwaukee at 137 E. Wells St. The public is invited to attend the Newsmaker Luncheon, which will explain how to get started in new media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more.

A panel of experts also will discuss and demonstrate strategic applications for social media and explain how people, businesses and organizations can benefit by using social media platforms.

The experts on the panel will be:

* Wayne Breitbarth, president and owner of M&M Office Interiors, who has become an expert and prolific user of LinkedIn.

* Ryan Thompson, sales account executive for The Onion magazine who has been described as a “social media strategist” by The Los Angeles Times.

* Mary Louise Schumacher, art and architecture critic at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, trains newsroom staff on how to leverage social media tools to engage readers, improve reporting and build audience. She uses Facebook, Twitter, delicious and other new media tools for “Art City,” a multi-platform source on art and urban design.

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is sponsored by Journal Communications and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Press Club presents the Newsmaker Luncheons monthly to shed light on issues of the day. The public is invited to attend the luncheons. The cost to attend is $15 for MPC members, $20 for non-members, $10 for students. Lunch is included. Pre-registration and advance payment is required and may be done online at


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