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MPI, APME NewsTrain to hook up for reporting, editing workshop April 29-30

March 9, 2011

Mid-America Press Institute will again partner with the Associated Press Managing Editors’ NewsTrain and several other news organizations for its next workshop April 29-30 in Madison, Wis.

The two-day workshop will offer reporting and editing tracks and participants can attend one or both tracks of the workshop for the same $50 registration price.

MPI members can register by e-mailing Executive Director John Ryan at jmryan@eiu.edu or by going through the APME’s Web page at http://www.apme.com/?page=MadisonNewsTrain.

The $50 registration fee should be paid in advance to guarantee a spot. Checks made out to APME NewsTrain can be mailed to Teresa Cooper, NewsTrain program assistant, 402 Cheltena Ave., Jenkintown, Pa. 19046.

The workshop will be held at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 3481 E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wis., 53704, 608-244-2481. The hotel is offering a $69 rate for lodging. Reservations must be made by April 18.

This is the ninth year MPI and NewsTrain have co-sponsored a workshop together. Also, co-sponsoring the April workshop will be the Wisconsin State Journal, an MPI member, and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.

Other local partners include the Green Bay Press-Gazette, The Post-Crescent, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, GateHouse Media, The Clarion – Madison Area Technical College, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, AP Minnesota and Wisconsin, Capital Newspapers and University of Wisconsin Center for Journalism Ethics.

Elaine Kramer, APME NewsTrain project manager, will be running the seminar.

Faculty will include David Arkin, of GateHouse Media; Rusty Coats, new media consultant; Marilyn Krause, assistant managing editor/administration for the Milwuakee Journal Sentinel; Amber Paluch, local news editor, Green Bay Press-Gazette; Michael Roberts, newsroom trainer and consultant; Stephen Ward, director of the Center of Ethics at the University of Wisconsin; and Bryan Murley of Eastern Illinois University.

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