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Registration under way for March 5 management seminar at The Star

February 4, 2016

Registration for Mid-America Press Institute’s March 5 management seminar at The Indianapolis Star is under way.

Three leading media managers will lead the one-day seminar at the newspaper, 130 S. Meridian St.

Registration is $40 and includes lunch. Registration can be made by contacting MPI Executive Director John Ryan at

The seminar faculty includes Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Management Integrity at Loyola University, Chicago and formerly affiliated with the Poynter Institute; Marty Kaiser, retired editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; and Mizell Stewart, managing director of content for the Journal Media Group and now with Gannett.

The schedule:


9:30 – Welcome from Mid-America leadership; intros

9:45 – 11am  Managing Change: 5 Key Accelerators – Jill Geisler (Poynter, Loyola University) and Marty Kaiser (retired editor of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

11-11:15 – Break

11:15-12:30 – Assessing and Upgrading Your Culture – Geisler/Kaiser

12:30 – 1:15 – Lunch. Guest Speaker – Mizell Stewart  (formerly with Scripps, Journal Newspapers and now Gannett)

1:30 – 3:00 – Accountability and Challenging Conversations – Geisler/Kaiser

3:00 – 4:00 – Front Line Ideas and Issues  – Open Forum with Geisler/Kaiser/Stewart


MPI has a room block at the Hampton Inn, 105 S. Meridian St., 317-261-1200. The room rate is $134 for Friday, March 4, and $189 for Saturday, March 5.

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