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Becoming digital first will be topic of Nov. 13 MPI seminar at Illinois Press Association

October 22, 2013

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 jmryan@eiu.edu. 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.

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