Press Club announces two May events

The Kansas City Press Club is ringing in the spring with two events.

On May 8, the Press Club will host a viewing of the classic film “Network” at the Tivoli Theater in Westport. The time has yet to be announced. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door, and there will be a raffle for door prizes. If you’re mad as hell, or just interested in networking with other journos, check this event out.

On May 16, the Press Club will host a panel discussion with area sports bloggers at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, KCMO.

From the Press Club site:

From Kauffman to K-State and Livestrong to Lawrence, journalists are finding new ways to cover Kansas Cityâ’s sports scene. A handful of enterprising people have branched out to explore the area’s thriving blogosphere, and are making waves in the way they cover KC sports.

Join the Kansas City Press Club on Tuesday, May 16, for a panel discussion all about blogging, featuring some of the area’s best sports bloggers. We’ll discuss best practices, ethics, different types of reporting and the big question, monetization.

Our panel includes:

  •  Mike Engle, editor of the popular Royals blog Kings of Kauffman;
  •  Greg Hall writes about the local sports at; readers of the Johnson County Sun and the Kansas City Star are familiar with his Off the Couch column;
  • Curtis Kitchen, who covers K-State for 610 radio and writes about the Wildcats and other local teams at;
  •  James Starritt, one of the area’s growing number of Sporting KC bloggers, who writes about soccer at The Sporting Times;
  • Matt Tait, Kansas football beat writer for the Lawrence Journal-World and, whose coverage of Big 12 realignment and the KU football coaching search earned him a spot on the APSE’s list of top 10 beat writers in America.

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