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Hotel reservations for June 26-27 sports workshop can be made until June 10

June 1, 2011

The room reservation deadline for the June 26-27 sports workshop has been moved back to Friday, June 10, by the Sheraton St. Louis City Centre & Suites, 400 S. 14th St.

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.

Cost for MPI members is $50 for the first staffer fand $40 for each additional staffer from that paper. Registration can be made by contacting MPI Executive Director John Ryan, jmryan@eiu.edu or 217.581.7939.

A top executive with the St. Louis Rams will be the keynoter for the conference at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26. A reception will follow the address.

The first 30 attendees can purchase Cards v. Toronto game tickets from me for $30.The game is at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

The rest of the workshop will take place on Monday with sessions on 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 topics.

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