Program

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Gordon Borrell

Thursday, June 14

1 pm – Registration opens/Vendor set ups begin

Individual state board meetings

4 pm – Individual state foundation meetings

6 pm – Grand opening reception


Friday, June 15

8 am – Registration opens
Breakfast available in Silent Auction

9:15 – Opening session

9:30 – General Session: The Path Ahead for Newspapers: Where We’ve Been, and What Lies Ahead

The last two decades have seen the creation of an entirely new landscape for news and information media. Is there a place for newspapers in this new environment, and if so, what does it look like? Join us for this lively, perspective-filled keynote with media analyst Gordon Borrell, who will show us what’s happening in specific markets in Louisiana and Mississippi, and give us a glimpse of what lies ahead — and how to not only survive it, but thrive.

10:45 – Break in Silent Auction

11:15 – Individual state business meetings

Noon – Luncheon

Featuring Ken Paulson: Revolution, Rights, and Rock ‘N’ Roll: A Hidden History of the First Amendment

2 pm – General Session: Covering the Opioid Crisis

Panel discussion

3:15 – Break for the day

Free evening on your own


Saturday, June 16

8 am – Registration opens
Breakfast available in Silent Auction

9 am – Breakout Sessions

» Sales & Revenue: Integrity Based Sales presented by Diane Ciotta
» News & Editorial: 50 Ideas in 50 Minutes presented by Tim Schmitt, GateHouse Newsroom
» Digital & Tech: Google Tools for News Reporting presented by Deb Wenger, Associate Professor of Journalism, Meek School of Journalism and New Media, in partnership with the Society for Professional Journalists

10 am – Break in Silent Auction

10:30 – Breakout Sessions

» Sales & Revenue: Integrity Based Sales in Action presented by Diane Ciotta
» News & Editorial: Revamping Your High School Sports Coverage presented by Tim Schmitt, GateHouse Newsroom
» Digital & Tech: Journalism by Drone presented by Ji Hoon Heo, Instructional Assistant Professor, Meek School of Journalism & New Media

11:30 – Pre-awards cocktail reception

12:15 – Individual state awards luncheons

2:30 – Adjourn

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