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June sports seminar to include sessions on social media, writing and beat reporting

May 15, 2014

The Mid-America Press Institute’s sports seminar June 23 at the Indianapolis Star will include sessions on social media, writing, beat reporting and life beyond print.

Registration for the one-day seminar is $25 and includes lunch. To register, email MPI Executive Director John Ryan at

Here’s the program:

10 a.m.  – Introduction

10:05 – Getting the most out of social media: Tyler James, South Bend Tribune; Carrie Ritchie, IBM, adjunct faculty at Indiana University and formerly the Indianapolis Star

11:15 – Beyond print: Rick Bozich and Eric Crawford, WDRB Louisville 41; formerly the Louisville Courier Journal.

12:30 – Lunch

1:15 – Owning your beat; getting the most out of game covers. Jason Recker, Jasper Herald; Justin Cohn, hockey writer/blogger/tweeter/videographer for the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette

2:30 – Tips on writing – Rick Bozich; Pete DiPrimio, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.

3:45 – Takeaways – Seminar co-chairs Tim Ethridge (Evansville) and Bob Zaltsberg (Bloomington)



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