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MPI teaming with APME’s NewsTrain for Oct. 29-30 seminar at NIU, DeKalb, Ill.

October 5, 2015

Mid-America Press Institute is teaming with APME’s NewsTrain for a two-day seminar Oct. 29-30 at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. Sessions include:

–producing enterprise stories efficiently,
–conducting data journalism for beginners,
–maximizing your use of social media for reporting, as well as for personal branding and community engagement,
–shooting effective video on your smartphone,
–using audience analytics to do better journalism,
–taking creative approaches to local features coverage, and
–unleashing your watchdog with beat mapping

Your instructors include:

  • Linda AustinNewsTrain project director and a former top editor in three local newsrooms.
  • Michael J. Berens, investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune and Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Betsey Guzior, features editor at The State in Columbia, South Carolina, and past president of the Society for Features Journalism
  • Kathy Kieliszewski, visuals director for the Detroit Free Press and four-time National Emmy Award-winning journalist.
  • Charlie Meyerson, vice president of news for Rivet Radio Inc. and principal at Meyerson Strategy, a Chicago-area content-strategy consultancy.
  • Karen Workman, senior staff editor and former social strategy editor at The New York Times who was named to Editor & Publisher’s “25 Under 35” list.

Best of all — Registration is just $75 for both full days of training, plus Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks each day. Diversity scholarships are available, and a discounted hotel rate is available for just $79/night.

You can’t afford to miss this!

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