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PR and Communications pros, what tricks do you have up your sleeves for how to obtain the most effective local media coverage?  For those who have been looking for a solution— an efficient and expedient way to reach local journalists concerning local topics of interest — this seminar is for you!

Attendees, prepare to gleen all sorts of useful, relevant information from Rick Robinson, a Washington, D.C.-based writer who has written about hyperlocal news websites; Doug Donovan, Maryland Patch Regional Editor; Daniel Waldman, PR consultant; and Laurie Hays, Director of Public Relations for the Anne Arundel County Library System.  Moderated by Marc Apter.

Below, you’ll find Patch contacts in the MD, DC, and VA areas.  You won’t find this listing anywhere else, but we’ve got it here!


Doug Donovan (Regional Editor, Maryland)


AREA: Bel Air, Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, North Baltimore, Towson, Lutherville-Timonium, Cockeysville, Parkville-Overlea, Perry Hall, Essex-Middle River, Dundalk, Pikesville.  


Amy L. Kovac-Ashley (Regional Editor, Maryland)


AREA: Greenbelt, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Kensington, Wheaton, College Park, Hyattsville, Riverdale Park & University Park, North Potomac, Potomac, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase


Stephanie Siegel Burke (Regional Editor, Maryland)

410-207-0990, 240-246-4425

AREA: Bowie, Odenton, Historic Annapolis, Crofton, Broadneck, Severn, Severna Park, Pasadena, Glen Burnie, Edgewater-Davidsonville, Upper Marlboro 


Beth Lawton (Regional Editor, Northern Virginia)



AREA: Annandale, Del Ray, Burke, Huntington/Belle Haven, Kingstowne, Lorton, Mount Vernon, Rose Hill, Fort Hunt, Hybla Valley, Old Town Alexandria


Chris Moore (Regional Editor, Northern Virginia)


AREA:  Leesburg, Ashburn, Herndon, Reston, Chantilly, Centreville, Manassas, Manassas Park, Dale City, Fredericksburg, Woodbridge and Lake Ridge


Doug Tallman (Regional Editor, Maryland, Virginia and DC)


Fairfax City, Ballston Patch, Georgetown, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Vienna, Oakton, Falls Church, Clarendon-Courthouse-Rosslyn, McLean, Montgomery Village, Germantown Patch


Danna Walker (Regional Editor, Maryland)


AREA: Savage-Guilford, Ellicott City, Colesville, Catonsville, Columbia, Laurel, Eldersburg, Reisterstown, Elkridge, Westminster, Owings Mills, Arbutus

–Industry News