The Central Chesapeake Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hear Anne Arundel Community College polling and research expert Dan Nataf at their next lunch program on April 20. Nataf will describe the survey results that will be released a few days before his talk focusing on local and national election candidates, economic conditions and evaluations of government by the adult population of Anne Arundel County. Some of the questions within the survey include the reliability and trustworthiness of specific local media outlets regarding how individuals trust state and local news. Do folks trust on-line sources more than traditional media? Some of the survey questions were chosen specifically to help public relations professionals do their jobs. The program will be held from 12:00PM to 1:30PM Wednesday, April 20th at Union Jack’s British Pub, 2072 Somerville Road in Annapolis. The program includes lunch and the cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Please RSVP online at www.PRSAChesapeake.org by Monday, April 18th. Call the event coordinator, Katie Sushko, at 410-271-1498 or PRSAChesapeake@gmail.com for more information.
Maryland’s primary election will be held a few days later on April 26. Characteristics such as age, income and race of Anne Arundel voters will be explored in relation to their answers. Since 1995, Nataf has taught political science courses at Anne Arundel Community College and directed the college’s Center for the Study of Local Issues (CSLI). CSLI’s mission is to provide students and faculty with hands-on use of social science research methodologies as they apply to community concerns. This brings Anne Arundel Community College and the community together in an effort to better understand local issues.
The Central Chesapeake Chapter of the PRSA offers public relations professionals in the Annapolis region the opportunity to learn new skills and network with other area professionals. PRSA is the world’s largest professional organization for public relations practitioners with more than 21,000 public relations and communications professionals across the United States. For more information, visit the chapter website www.prsachesapeake.org, Facebook page www.facebook.com/PRSAChesapeake or Twitter page www.twitter.com/PRSAChesapeake.