OSWEGO, NY – Members of the Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County will celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary on Oct. 22 beginning at 6 p.m. at Vona’s Restaurant.
Guest speaker for this milestone event will be broadcast journalist Garrick Utley, who was named a senior fellow and professor of broadcasting and journalism at SUNY Oswego’s School of Communication, Media and the Arts.
At the college, Utley is teaching and holding seminars in the communication studies department on a variety of topical areas related to contemporary journalism, modern media and globalization.
PJC was formerly known as the Oswego County Press Club and was founded on Oct. 4, 1972.
Throughout its history, the club has played a key role in the community, hosting candidate forums and offering a speaker’s bureau and public relations seminars to the community.
The club has always strived to improve the quality of journalism in Oswego County and to promote the profession to others.
Each June, the club presents the Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award to an incoming college freshman pursuing a media-related career.
The 40th anniversary celebration begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner served at 7 p.m. and the guest speaker to follow.
The cost of the dinner is $25 and checks should be made out to the Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County and mailed to PO Box 3002 in Oswego.
High school and college students who wish to attend can enjoy the evening at a cost of $15.
Reservations are due by Oct. 15.
Anyone with questions regarding the dinner should contact Marion Ciciarelli at 349-5601 or at [email protected]
The planning committee encourages anyone with ties to the media to attend the anniversary celebration.