Morning Edition Host Conference 2021

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Morning Edition hosts and producers will gather virtually to discuss what we do, how to connect with our audience and how to better our show

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Friday, November 12

1pm - 3pm: Newscasting Tips with Korva Coleman

NPR’s newscaster extraordinaire, Korva Coleman, will talk you through how to stack the best newscast for your listeners, how to write for your voice when doing rewrites, how to handle breaking news during your shift and answer questions you have. Korva offered this training earlier this year and it was a big hit, so she’s generously returning to share her expertise with us.

Saturday, November 13

11am - 1pm: What’s Next for the “Big Show”?

HostCon welcomes NPR Morning Edition Host Rachel Martin. The Big Show has undergone a lot of changes in the past year -- from David Greene’s departure to the addition of A Martinez and new executive producer Erika Aguilar -- and Rachel will update the group on the direction Morning Edition is headed. Plus, she can offer some advice on dealing with burnout in the face of an unrelenting news cycle.

1:15 - 2:45pm

The Feeding and Caring of a Morning Edition Host Part II

We continue with the topic of burnout through a dedicated session with Bruce Shapiro, the Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. He will discuss self-care, stress management and strategies for setting boundaries, all while taking any questions you might have. Our conference attendees clearly got a lot out of a similar session we did last year, so we’re offering the opportunity again.

3 - 4:30pm

How Do I Talk to My Program Director?

As the host of one of the most important programs at your member station, having a solid relationship with your program director is important. Michigan Radio’s Zoe Clark brings her PD experience to us to offer insights. Topics will include audience behavior, structuring your program, and working with your program director to create a show that best serves your audience.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

As if one weekend wasn’t enough, we’re providing access to bonus training. Christina Shockley wants you to sound the best you can and the most “you” possible. As host and chief announcer at Michigan Radio, Christina will walk you through how to be a warm, friendly and authoritative voice for your listeners by way of one-on-one sessions. Email hostconfund@gmail.com to schedule.

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