Speaker: Brent Batten, Naples Daily News Editor
Editorial vs. Columnist and Evolving Media Roles

Brent Batten joined the staff of the Naples Daily News in 1985 as the police reporter. He has also served as the paper’s court reporter, Lee County bureau chief and city editor.

He began writing a regular column for the newspaper in 1997. His column appears three times a week. He currently also writes editorials and leads the paper’s editorial board.

Brent has received awards from the Florida Press Club, the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and the Society of Professional Journalists. He was named best newspaper columnist by Gulfshore Life magazine on 2002 and in 2009 was recognized in the Best of Scripps competition. He was a finalist for the 2012 Bastiat Prize for Journalism sponsored by Reason Foundation.

Brent lives with his wife, son and collection of rescue dogs at a secure compound in Golden Gate Estates.
Networking begins at 11:30 am. Luncheon from 11:30 am-1 pm.
Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, 34103

Lunch will be HAWAIIAN CHICKEN SALAD: Mixed Field Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Pecan Chicken and grilled Pineapple, carrot cake for dessert.

Cost: $30 for PRSA, $38 Non-Members, $25 Students

Reservations must be made by Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

*No-shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only checks accepted at the door. NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, reserve online and pay through PayPal by FRIDAY, Oct. 25. No cash is accepted at the door.

October Lunch-N-Learn