Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 3pm
Leslie Lounsbury - SAY MagazineJenna Khan - CitytvDon Marks - Grassroots NewsMelissa Spence - StreetzFMDave McLeod - NCI FM RoseAnna Schick - RAS Creative (moderator)
Manitoba Music Resource Centre
1-376 Donald Street

This two-hour discussion will provide Aboriginal artists with a chance to meet members of the local media and learn about the coverage they provide along with the best way to attract their attention.

Leslie Lounsbury, Publisher of SAY Magazine
Leslie Lounsbury has years of publishing experience with the international SAY Magazine. This strong Aboriginal woman has spent her life promoting health and education in the Aboriginal community. Leslie Lounsbury is also the Publisher of the Medicine Bundle.

Jenna Khan, Entertainment Reporter/Weather Specialist for Breakfast Television
Growing up in southern Manitoba and then making the move to “the big city” after high school, Jenna’s found a home with Breakfast Television on Citytv.

While attending Red River College, Jenna obtained a degree in Creative Communications, Journalism. Starting out in radio, Jenna entered the Citytv scene in 2006 and has now found her place as Weather Anchor and Entertainment Host.

Don Marks, Editor for Grassroots News
In summary, Don Marks is the author of 2 books, approximately 100 magazine articles and hundreds of newspaper articles and features, as well as over 200 films (documentaries, dramas, comedies, music videos, variety specials and news features/series, vignettes and interstitial fill).

Melissa Spence, Music Director for Streetz FM
Music Director and host for Streetz 104.7. She is also the writer and host of the weekly syndicated countdown music program, The National Aboriginal Music Countdown which airs every weekend in Manitoba on the NCI FM radio network along with 8 other Aboriginal Radio Networks across Canada.

David McLeod, CEO for NCI FM
David McLeod is the CEO of Native Communications Incorporated (NCI-FM), which operates a Manitoba wide radio network, heard from Winnipeg to Churchill via 59 transmitters. In 2002 David was honored with a “Music Industry” award at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, for his contributions towards promoting Aboriginal music.

RoseAnna Schick, RAS Creative
RAS Creative is a strategic communications company specializing in publicity and promotion, writing and editing, project management, and consulting and research. With a select and diverse roster of cultural, corporate and creative clients from Canada, the US, and beyond, RAS Creative was built upon a solid foundation of reputation, relationships and results.

Contact: Terilyn Lavallee

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