Midwest Journalism Conference is Almost Here!

Can you believe the Midwest Journalism Conference is just a few days away? Our organizers have been working incredibly hard to bring you two days of informative and enlightening sessions to improve your journalism skills and bring SPJ members from around the region together!

Dates: Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th
Place: Crowne Plaza & Suites at Minneapolis Int’l Airport (3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN – off I-494 and 34th Ave.)

Here are some of the highlights:

-Jeff Cutler, a social media journalist based in Boston, will lead two great sessions on social media; one looks at how journalists have used social media to take their careers to the next level, while the other shows you new website and online tools to enhance your story gathering and online product.
-Laurie Hertzel, books editor at the Star Tribune, is the keynote speaker at the SPJ Mark of Excellence Award Luncheon Friday afternoon
-Two sessions for journalists interested in sports reporting
-get your work critiqued in front of an audience and a panel of seasoned veterans in the “Shark Tank”
-how the concept of dynamic publishing will impact the online journalism field
-how to get news managers/directors’ attention if you’re applying for an internship or a first job
-improving your interviewing techniques
-and much, much more!

You will also have the chance to meet Joe Skeel, executive director of SPJ, and Kevin Benz, chairman-elect of RTDNA.  We are honored to have both heads of these organization at this conference!

A note for chapter leaders and advisers: in order to remain in good standing with SPJ, at least one of your members is required to attend the conference. This includes the SPJ morning board meeting on Saturday at 7:30 a.m.

Click here to download a conference registration form and schedule:
http://www.mnspj.org/2011/02/18/register-today-for-the-midwest-journalism-conference-april-8-9-in-bloomington-mn/

You can also follow the conference on Facebook and on Twitter (@mwjournconf). Look for the hashtag #mwjournconf to follow the conference action.

Please email me at spjregion6@gmail.com if you have any questions.  I hope to see you Friday and Saturday!

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