Posted by Cognito on Thu, Jun 17 2010

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Rethinking Financial Communications: From Media Relations to Media Relationships

Panel Discussion and Cocktail Reception
Thursday June 17th, 2010, 5pm - 7pm

The Omni Hotel
North Beach Room,
500 California Street (at Montgomery)
San Francisco, CA

As information is served at a rapidly increasing rate in a seemingly simultaneous barrage, it is crucial to identify and react to the most important data in a timely fashion. In the financial industry, this reaction time becomes even more critical as delays in the receipt, or dissemination of information may result in an uninformed decision where the price of inaccuracy can cost tens of billions.

Join us as key members of San Francisco’s financial press share best practices to develop and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with the media.

Please RSVP, to Cognito's SF Office: 415-946-8820 or


Randy Diamond

Randy Diamond

Reporter, Pensions and Investments

Randy Diamond is a staffer at Pensions & Investments magazine covering the world of institutional investing from his base in San Francisco. He also writes the Travel Maze column for DailyFinance. Diamond has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows, including Larry King Live.


Nick Turner

Nick Turner

Technology Editor, Bloomberg News

Nick Turner is an editor handling technology coverage in Bloomberg News' San Francisco bureau. Nick joined Bloomberg in 2006 after working as a reporter and editor in the Silicon Valley bureau of Investor's Business Daily. While at IBD, Nick managed the paper's consumer-technology feature and the Industry Snapshot section. He has a bachelor's in economics from Haverford College and an MBA from UC Berkeley.


Mark Calvey

Mark Calvey

Senior Reporter, SF Business Times

Mark Calvey is a senior reporter at the San Francisco Business Times, covering banking and finance. Mark's coverage includes venture capital, angel investing, investment banking as well as accounting and the economy. Mark's more than 20 years in business journalism include reporting and/or editing positions at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Charlotte Observer, the Palm Beach Post and Investor's Business Daily, among others. Mark was among the Akron Beacon Journal's staff that received the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper's coverage of the attempted takeover of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.



Alastair Goldfisher
Managing Editor, Private Equity Week

Alastair Goldfisher is managing editor of Thomson Reuters, where he heads up Private Equity Week and contributes to Venture Capital Journal and Alastair has worked in business journalism as an editor and a reporter since 1994 and has been at Thomson Reuters since 2003, covering the venture capital and private equity beats. Before joining Thomson Reuters, he was the founding editor of California CEO and a reporter with the San Jose Business Journal.
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