This week was Media Appreciation day at the Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place.
"Invitations were extended to our media representatives so we could express our appreciation to them for helping us communicate our events and activities across the community. We were honored to host Tom Griscom as our featured speaker," officials said.
Mr. Griscom served as director of White House Communications under President Ronald Reagan, was a top aide and adviser to U.S. Senator Howard Baker and was the executive editor and publisher of the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
"Tom's core message focused on the media and how the way the public receives information continues to change.
However, change is not always welcomed or for the best. The challenge is to figure out truth from fiction and how speedy access to information is not always the best way to be informed," officials said.