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Rams exec likely keynoter at sports workshop June 26-27 in St. Louis

May 26, 2011

A top executive with the St. Louis Rams will be the keynote speaker for the Mid-America Press Institute’s sports workshop June 26-27 at the Sheraton St. Louis City Centre & Suites, 400 S. 14th St.

Reid Laymance, sports editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is close to having a top Rams official sign on to lead a keynote session at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26, to kick off the two-day workshop.

Sessions being planned for Monday, June 27, include how to use Twitter to reach readers and find sources and information, training journalists for the future, competing with Patch.com, and Associated Press sports reporting changes, among other sessions.

Registration for the two-day sports workshop is $50 for the first person from a member newspaper and $40 for each additional staff member from that paper. Registration for non-members is $75.

Registration can be made by emailing MPI Executive Director John Ryan at jmryan@eiu.edu or calling him at 271.581.7939.

The first 30 people to register can purchase tickets to the 1:15 p.m. Sunday Cards v. Toronto Blue Jays game.

Reservations can be made at the Sheraton, 314.231.5007. Room rates are $106 a night and MPI’s rate for self parking is $8.50 a night. Reservations can be made online at Mid America Press Institute.

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