Mid-America Press Institute will hold a one-day seminar on news literacy Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Daily Herald, Arlington Heights. The seminar is being funded through a grant with the McCormick Foundation. Details to be announced soon.
The Mid-America Press Institute’s sports seminar June 23 at the Indianapolis Star will include sessions on social media, writing, beat reporting and life beyond print.
Registration for the one-day seminar is $25 and includes lunch. To register, email MPI Executive Director John Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s the program:
10 a.m. – Introduction
10:05 – Getting the most out of social media: Tyler James, South Bend Tribune; Carrie Ritchie, IBM, adjunct faculty at Indiana University and formerly the Indianapolis Star
11:15 – Beyond print: Rick Bozich and Eric Crawford, WDRB Louisville 41; formerly the Louisville Courier Journal.
12:30 – Lunch
1:15 – Owning your beat; getting the most out of game covers. Jason Recker, Jasper Herald; Justin Cohn, hockey writer/blogger/tweeter/videographer for the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
2:30 – Tips on writing – Rick Bozich; Pete DiPrimio, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.
3:45 – Takeaways – Seminar co-chairs Tim Ethridge (Evansville) and Bob Zaltsberg (Bloomington)
Next up for MPI is its annual summer sports seminar June 23 at the Indianapolis Star. A full program will be posted soon. To register contact MPI Executive Director John Ryan at email@example.com.
College and Professional journalists still have time to sign up for the Investigative Reporters & Editors Watchdog seminar Saturday, April 5 at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. with a session on “The Web for investigations” followed by a session at 10:30 a.m. on “Investigating caregivers.” A session on “Transparency in action: pinpointing influence of money in state politics” will follow at 11:40 a.m. A session on “Fighting successful open records battles” will start at 2 p.m. Then “Documents you can’t live without” and a panel to be announced will conclude the daylong seminar.
All the sessions will be held in room 107 of the English-Philosophy Building on the University of Iowa campus. To register for the conference, go to IRE’s web site, https://ire.org/events-and-training/event/1246/. A campus map and other info about the conference can be obtained at the site.
Registration is $55 for professionals and $25 students.
An optional computer-assisted reporting training seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in room W340, Adler Journalism Building. That training costs an additional $30, and journalists can sign up for it at the same Web site.
Mid-America Press Institute is one of the co-sponsors for the seminars.
Making innovation a core competency will be among the sessions offered at the Mid-America Press Institute’s Feb. 15 “Leadership & Management” seminar at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Tom Warhover, executive editor for Innovation at the Columbia Missourian, will be the keynote speaker Feb. 15 at Mid-America Press Institute’s “Leadership & Management” seminar at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 900 N. Tucker Blvd.
Sarah Morin, digital editor at the Herald-Times in Bloomington, Ind., will head Mid-America Press Institute’s Social Media seminar Nov. 13 at the Illinois Press Association in Springfield.
Morin, who runs HeraldTimesOnline.com, will lead a session on “Is Your Newsroom Digital First?” A graduate of Indiana and New York universities, Seitz covered city hall, the youth culture beat and edited INstride, a monthly health and fitness magazine, before moving to the digital-only side of her newspaper.
Attorney Esther Seitz will lead a session on “Social Media and Laws,” and Adam Gerik, digital editor of the Peoria Journal Star in Peoria, will lead a session on “Tools of the Trade.”
Mike Turley, content team manager at GateHouse Media Inc., and Erin Orr, managing editor of The State Journal-Register, Springfield, will lead a “Best Practices and Great Ideas” session to close the seminar. Turley and Orr are co-chairs of the seminar.
Registration can be made by emailing John Ryan, MPI executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is just $25 and includes lunch. The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. The IPA is located at 900 Community Drive, just off Interstate 55 south of Springfield.