A Medford workshop next week aims to help community groups understand how to work with the media to get coverage of events and activities.

A Medford workshop next week aims to help community groups understand how to work with the media to get coverage of events and activities.

The workshop organized by the Klamath Bird Observatory is set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Jefferson Nature Center at Medford's new sports park off Highway 99 south of town. The cost is $50.

"So much time, money and energy is wasted because businesses don't have basic training," said Jennifer Margulis, a freelance writer and one of the presenters. The other is Mike Green, former Web editor for the Daily Tidings in Ashland.

The pair will give their thoughts on what information press releases should contain, how to get submissions published, how to handle reporters and how to promote activities.

Details: 201-0866 or www.klamathbird.org.

— Staff reports