Monthly Meetings

“Killing Journalism” Author Joe Strupp to Speak at June 15 Garden State Journalists Assoc. Meeting

Members are in for a treat at a special summer meeting, Sat., June 15, at noon at The Blue Horse Restaurant, 247 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, when Joe Strupp, a 30-year award-winning journalist, FDU professor and author of a new headline-grabbing book, “Killing Journalism,” will talk about the book and sign copies. The sub-head on the book title is: “How greed, laziness, (and Donald Trump) are destroying news and how we can save it.”

Joe is very much in demand and we have been lucky to get him to our meeting. He has had experience in newspapers, magazine, TV, radio and the Internet. He’s interviewed the likes of Rupert Murdoch, George W. Bush, Ben Bradlee and O.J. Simpson.  PBS NewsHour legend Jim Lehrer calls it “a book for anyone who cares about the past, present and future of a free press in our democratic society.”

Joe was an editor at Editor & Publisher magazine, covering the newspaper and Internet businesses, and spent eight years at Media Matters for America.  He has two podcasts, Joe’s Media Corner (insights into today’s media issues) and The Retro Room (a nostalgic look at vintage TV, movies and other entertainment). He also finds time to teach media-related courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Rutgers University.


From the West – Take I-80 to I-287 South. Continue to River Road in Piscataway. Take Exit 9 from I-287 South onto River Road. Turn left onto Raritan Avenue and proceed past the Papa John’s Pizza to The Blue Horse.

From the East - Take I-80 and using the right lanes, enter onto I-95 South. Keep left to keep on I-95 South. Get off at Exit 9 and take NJ 18 Service Road to NJ 27S/Raritan. Take the left lane to merge onto NJ 18 North. Use the right two lanes to take the exit toward NJ 172/Commercial Ave/New Street/NJ 27. Highland Park. Continue onto NJ 18 Service Road. Use right lane to take the NJ 27N ramp to Highland Park. Merge onto NJ 27S/Raritan Avenue. Restaurant is on the left.

From the South – Take the Garden State Parkway to Edison. Take Exit 127 to NJ 440S toward I287 North. Merge onto NJ 440  Continue onto I-287 North. Take Exit 2B for NJ -27S toward New Brunswick.  Restaurant will be on the right.

PRSA  President Ilana Zalika to Speak Sat., Sept. 21, at La Ziza, Clifton

Ilana Zalika, president of the New Jersey Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, will be the featured speaker at noon on Saturday, September 21, at La Ziza,  341 Crooks Avenue, Clifton, a Lebanese Restaurant. The fee is $25, cash or a check made out to the GSJA. We will provide wine.Zalika is the co-founder and principal of the award-winning Resound Marketing, of Princeton, which provides public relations and social media marketing agency services. The company, founded in 2003, offers services in the areas of technology and mobile, lifestyle and parenting, and business applications and services. Formerly known as Public I Partners, it changed its name to Resound Marketing in 2006.  It also has offices in New York and San Francisco.

Ilana has 20 years of experience helping clients increase market share, visibility and credibility through proven strategies, targeted messaging, and influential media coverage.