PR Newswire’s Meet the Media gets Wired

LONDON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ — PR Newswire, the global leader in commercial news distribution, today announced the launch of the first of six Meet the Media events for 2010. The event will be held this evening at Altitude 360 in the heart of Westminster. David Rowan, Editor of Wired magazine's UK edition, will be the first guest speaker for 2010. Trained at The Times, David has edited The Guardian’s website, made TV films for Channel 4 News, written features for The Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine and The Observer, as well as recently editing The Jewish Chronicle and Wired since its UK debut. Featuring stories about people and ideas that are changing the world, Wired won the 2009 launch of the Year at the British Society Magazine Awards.

Re-launched in association with PR Week in 2007, the Meet the Media series of events has become so successful, it boasts a database of over 800 PR’s who have requested to receive invitations to future events. Its objective is to provide a forum where PR and communications professionals can explore how, when, and with what kind of content to engage key media contacts.

Visit the Meet the Media website to see speaker biographies and video from previous events. Past speakers include representatives from the Financial Times, Sky News, The Economist, The British Medical Journal, BBC and The Guardian, as well as tutorials from social media experts. The site also hosts the French series of events, featuring the editors of La Tribune and France’s most popular healthcare publication, Le Quotidien Du Medecin.

To register to receive information on future Meet the Media events, email rsvp@prnewswire.co.uk, or see updates via twitter at http://www.twitter.com/meetthemedia. To find out more about the speakers and view editors’ top tips, see http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/meetthemedia/.

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Pioneering the commercial news distribution industry 55 years ago, PR Newswire connects customers with audiences in more than 170 countries and in over 40 languages through an unparalleled network of offices in 16 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and via unique affiliations with the leading news agencies across the globe. PR Newswire is a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited (UBM.L), a leading global business media company that serves professional commercial communities around the world. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com.

Wired UK

Wired is the magazine about what’s next – bringing you the people, the trends and the big ideas that will change our lives. Each month, through thought-provoking features and stunning photography, we explore the next big ideas in science, culture, business – wherever innovation and new thinking are reshaping our world.

Since the US edition of Wired launched in 1993, the magazine has been synonymous with informed and intelligent analysis, and a consistently reliable predictor of change. The UK edition, launched in April 2009, won launch of the year at the British Society Magazine Awards, and is similarly committed to bringing you the best writers and photographers; compelling long-form journalism; extraordinary photography and design; and the people, products and ideas that matter.