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Meet the Press

Thursday, 11 August 2022

5.30pm-7.30pm AEST

Gain valuable media insights and build connections with local journalists to help you pitch your next story to the media with success.

This 2hr networking event will include a 40 minute panel discussion with local print, TV News and radio journalists to discuss what makes a newsworthy story and help you avoid common mistakes when pitching your story to the media.

5.30pm – Doors open. Complimentary drink on arrival

6.00pm – Panel Discussion – “What makes a newsworthy story”

               Facilitator: Julie Johnston

               Panellists: CK Kern – Triple M, Lily Nothling – ABC Nth QLD, Lawrence Jeffcoat – 7News TSV

6.40pm – Networking with local journalists


               Cash bar available

7.30pm – Event close


  • Business owners and leaders
  • Not for Profits
  • Marketing & Communications Staff
  • Business / Communications Consultants
  • Thought leaders 


Julie Johnston has over 20 years experience in media communications and is the owner of Creative Concepts PR and BDmag, a quarterly print magazine and online platform showcasing North Queensland’s businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators. Julie is passionate about helping small to medium businesses and thought leaders learn basic PR skills to share their voice in the media.


Cliff “CK” Kern – Announcer, Triple M Townsville

Lily Nothling – Journalist, ABC North Queensland

Lawrence Jeffcoat – 7News Townsville

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