Business owners, PR professionals and others took advantage of an opportunity to see if their story ideas were newsworthy enough to pique a reporter’s interest by participating in the Pitch Me With Your Best Shot competition. A panel of top journalists from Houston-area media outlets—Isiah Carey (KRIV Fox 26), Tera Stidum (KPRC), Chris McDonald (KIAH) and Aswad Walker (Defender)—served as judges of the event organized by publicist Misty Starks (3B Resources Group Public Relations) and moderated by Kim Bardakian (Kapor Center). Pitchers and attendees included Nile Dixon, Tiffany Washington, Bridgett Joe, Pamela Gaither, Zina Broussard, Markita Samuel and many others.