Boats Group Editorial Director John Burnham to speak on “The Future of Marine Journalism”

by | Feb 15, 2011 | Boats Group, News

NORFOLK, Va. – (Feb. 15, 2011) – Boating Writers International is presenting a roundtable discussion entitled “The Future of Marine Journalism” at the forthcoming Miami International Boat Show.  A panel of senior marine publishing executives will discuss the future of the boating media and journalists working both on and offline.  Among the topics to be discussed are how journalists can best respond to the changing needs of the boating industry in this era of social networking, together with the panel’s expectations on hiring freelance and full-time writers in the near future. Among the featured speakers is John Burnham, editorial director, Boats Group.

Boats Group’s management team is experienced in the marine industry and has a wealth of knowledge about how online technology impacts dealers, brokers and consumers. Burnham’s long-time experience with Boats Group websites, as well as with magazines and their websites, positions him well to speak about how writing and producing stories for marine publishers is rapidly changing and will continue to do so.

“We are fortunate to have John Burnham on our management team as Editorial Director.” said Courtney Chalmers, director of marketing, Boats Group. “John is well-versed on the changes that have impacted print media within the marine industry and has extensive experience in leveraging online media to not only reach consumers, but provide relevant information to guide them through the sales channel.”

Boating Writers International will present “The Future of Marine Journalism” during its bi-annual meeting beginning at 8:30 am on Friday, February 18, at the Convention Center, Room B-115.

About Dominion Marine Media – Boats Group is the recreational marine industry division of Dominion Enterprises – a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, marine, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries.  Dominion Enterprises’ businesses provide a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, website design and hosting, and data management services.  Dominion Enterprises has more than 40 market-leading websites reaching more than 17.6 million unique visitors, and more than 280 magazines with a weekly circulation of 2.4 million.  Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, the company has 4,900 employees in more than 186 offices.