It’s common for journalists to move into PR. Although the industries share many similarities, there is definitely a learning curve.

Join the Northwest Arkansas chapter of Public Relations Society of America this month as Benton County’s Communications Director Channing Barker discusses transitioning from reporting the news to communicating news and events for governmental offices. She’ll share some of her surprises and offer advice for others considering a career change.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

LOCATION: World Trade Center, 3300 S. Market St., Suite #400, Rogers

COST: $10 for PRSA members and PRSSA students and $20 for nonmembers. (Cost includes program and lunch.)

RSVP to or register through Eventbrite by noon Monday, Feb. 19.

** (Note: The number of registrations dictates the number of meals purchased.) **

About Our Speaker:
A 2012 graduate of the University of Arkansas, Channing has a degree in broadcast journalism and political science. She previously worked as a producer, reporter, weekend anchor, morning show anchor and senior reporter for KNWA-FOX24. In May 2017, she moved into the role of communications director for Benton County, where she’s responsible for internal and external messaging for the county. An advocate at heart, Channing is passionate about educating others on the role of county government, and she attributes her success in county government on the many skills she learned during her time in the news business.