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The Ultimate Board Meeting: Pitching The Florida Times-Union's Editorial Board

February 13, 2018
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
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Raymond James Building
245 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Join us for an insightful meeting with editorial page editor Mike Clark to learn:

  • When scheduling an editorial board meeting is the right move for your client or company
  • What to expect at the editorial board meeting
  • Who will be in attendance
  • How to request a meeting

And editor Mary Kelli Palka will speak with us about how to pitch the newsroom and other tips for PR pros. 

Lunch from Black Sheep Restaurant will be provided.


Mike Clark has been Editorial Page Editor for The Florida Times-Union for nearly 13 years. For the previous 15 years he was the newspaper’s reader advocate. He has held a variety of reporting and editing positions since he arrived here in 1973. Under his leadership, the editorial page has won a variety of state, regional and national journalism awards.

Mary Kelli Palka is editor of The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. She previously served as the Times-Union’s managing editor and investigative editor, among other newsroom leadership roles. Palka was a reporter for about 17 years for the Times-Union, the Burlington Times-News in North Carolina and the Naples Daily News in Southwest Florida, covering criminal justice, government, education and special projects.


All PRSSA students are encouraged to join us for this program as well as the annual career tour plus resume review. You’ll find more information about the tour on this flyer.