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SPJ Region 7 Conference

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University of Central Missouri

108 West South Street

Wood Building

Warrensburg, MO 64093

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The Society of Professional Journalists Region 7's annual conference will take place April 5-6, 2019, at the University of Central Missouri.

Our goal is to create a gathering space for professional and student journalists across Region 7, including Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. We want to share our success stories in journalism, provide tips and tricks for successful storytelling and provide continuing education on key topics facing journalists today.

The theme of this year's conference is Success Stories.

DIRECTIONS:

From Kansas City, head east on 470/50 toward Lee's Summit. Head east until you reach Warrensburg, then exit at Business 13/Maguire St., and head south toward the University of Central Missouri. Drive south until you reach Clark Street on campus, and turn right. Wood Building is up ahead on the right, adjacent to Clark Street. Free parking is opposite Wood Building and also on the at the southeast corner of Holden and Clark.

SCHEDULE

Friday, April 5

6:30-10 p.m. Dinner and drinks in downtown Warrensburg, short program and location TBD.

Saturday, April 6

8 a.m.: Registration, coffee bar, fruit and bagels
9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.: Breakout sessions, panel discussions (All sessions will take place in Wood Building, including rooms 105 and 106 and auditorium 100)
11:30 a.m. Networking, tour of the Muleskinner student newsroom, Wood 312

Topics include:

9 a.m.

Ethical storytelling on race and racism — Sherry Kuehl, 435 Magazine
Covering sports in the digital age — Alex Agueros, Sedalia Democrat

10:15 a.m.

Google Tools training
SPJ 101: How to get involved and make the most out of membership — Holly Edgell, SPJ St. Louis Pro Chapter

11:30 a.m. Networking with Region 7 journalists (bring your resume, work samples, business cards, etc.)

12 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1 p.m.

Serendipitous discovery of story ideas — Matthew Bird-Meyer, University of Central Missouri
• How to get a job in journalism

2:15 p.m.

Community-led journalism in Omaha: The making of NOISE, a success story from the Listening Post Collective — Dawaune Lamont Hayes, NOISE
Ethics of digital journalism — Elizabeth Donald,

3:30 p.m.

Facebook tools training for journalists (Facebook Journalism Project)
The life of a freelancer in modern magazines and talk radio — Kimberly Winter Stern, SternWrites Communications & Public Relations

A crash course in nonprofit news by the Institute for Nonprofit News

6 p.m.: Banquet in Elliott Student Union Ballroom 236, with keynote speaker Jay Senter of the Shawnee Mission Post ("How to turn a hyperlocal news website into a thriving business operation"), Mark of Excellence Awards and closing remarks

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University of Central Missouri

108 West South Street

Wood Building

Warrensburg, MO 64093

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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