Meeting/Event Information

Media Crystal Ball: 2021 Forecast

January 27, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Kick off 2021 with our third annual Media Crystal Ball program, presented by Business Wire, with a panel of leading Tampa Bay journalists as they peer into the new year to discuss local and national issues they think will be hot – or not. Being held virtually, the program's panelists will share their take on the trends, stories and market dynamics that could impact our work as PR and communications professionals. Register now for what is sure to be an enlightening program with thought-provoking conversation and expert insights.

We are excited to welcome the following leaders to the panel this year:

Alexis Muellner, Editor of the Tampa Bay Business Journal 

 Alexis is responsible for the news operation of the digital and print editions of the Tampa Bay Business Journal.  He has nearly 21 years with American City Business Journals, the TBBJ parent company. He was named TBBJ editor-in-chief back in 2004. Alexis earned a master's degree in print journalism from the University of Miami in 1993 and a BA from Hampshire College. His roots are in public radio where credits include National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” “Weekend Edition,” “Crossroads,” and “Living on Earth.” He was an adjunct professor at Florida International University in Miami, where he taught the business and ethics of journalism, and broadcast writing and reporting. He was winner of the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists for his public radio series on the role of radio in Vietnam during the war. His print journalism credits include the Miami Herald, Florida Trend, the New York Times, the Miami Daily Business Review, Quill and the Sports Business Journal. He has twice been the recipient of the national ACBJ Eagle Award, his company’s highest honor, for excellence in news.

Ben Montgomery is a writer for Axios

Ben Montgomery is a writer for Axios and author of four books. He spent most of his 20 year newspaper career as an enterprise reporter for the Tampa Bay Times. He founded the narrative journalism website and helped launch the Auburn Chautauqua, a Southern writers collective. In 2010, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting and won the Dart Award and Casey Medal for a series called "For Their Own Good," about abuse at Florida's oldest reform school. He lives in Tampa Heights.

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