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MPI leadership seminar to center on innovation as core competency Feb. 15

February 5, 2014

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.

Sessions on digital practices, audience engagement and standards and practices in the age of social media also will be offered at the one-day workshop. 
Registration is $25 and includes lunch. To register, email MPI Executive Director John Ryan at
Tom Warhover, executive editor for innovation at the Columbia Missourian, will kick off the seminar at 10 a.m. with a session on innovation as a core competency and creating a culture where failure is rewarded. 
Bob Rose, deputy managing editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will lead a session at 11 a.m. on “Digital Practices,” which will include how to get more revenue for audience, pay walls and pay for digital, among other topics.
Gary Dotson and Elizabeth Donald of the Belleville News-Democrat will lead a session on “Audience Engagement” at 1:30 p.m.
Margaret Holt, standards editor at the Chicago Tribune, will lead a session on “Journalism in the Age of Social Media: Our Standards and Practices” at 2:45 p.m.
The seminar is designed so that journalists can drive in for the day. However, should someone wish to stay over they should contact Ryan by Friday, Feb. 7. He is setting up a room block at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, 800 Washington Ave., at a rate of $129 per night.
Parking at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will be free.

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