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Industry events

September 16 - 18
St. Petersburg, FL

The Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) will tap the topnotch talent and resources at the renowned Poynter Institute while exploring the vibrant food scene of Florida when members meet for their annual conference Sept. 16-18.

Each year, the AFJ conference – a strong mix of professional development, sampling of the area's best food and on-the-scene reporting opportunities – is held in a different city.

September 30 - October 3
Columbia, SC

The 2015 Media Law School, hosted by the University of South Carolina School of Law and College of Information and Communications and sponsored by the American Board of Trial Advocates, will provide selected journalists with the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the key stages of civil and criminal proceedings and to learn enough basic law to report accurately on many important issues in the news.

October 15 - 17
Knoxville, TN

The 2015 session includes a couple of new faces, as well as some favorites from previous years, in its lineup of instructors. And for the first time, classes will be offered with topics outside the "traditional technology" realm, according to Kevin Slimp, Institute director. SNPA members are eligible to receive a $100 discount by registering no later than July 15.

October 15 - 17
Columbia, MO

This two-day conference at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute will teach journalism educators about the impact of trauma on individuals and communities, how to build resilience through reporting, and provide hands-on help in creating units or standalone courses and capstone classes on trauma. Participants will walk away with a deeper knowledge of the dynamics of trauma and resilience, the elements of self care, and how to navigate classroom discussions of some of the most sensitive topics journalists encounter in their work.

November 5 - 6
Vicksburg, MS

The annual ArkLaMiss Conference returns to Vicksburg's Ameristar Hotel Hotel and Casino Nov. 5-6, 2015.

A number of sessions on developing and growing your audience in print and online are planned, as well as a discussion of postal issues and exchange of circulation and revenue growth ideas.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
You want to dig into a story that has depth and impact, but does the daily grind always steal your time? In this webinar we will discuss how you can tackle that big project, while feeding the daily beast, and not sacrificing quality.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Shooting with a creative eye takes effort. In this session we will review photo composition, lighting and strategy, and offer tips from some of GateHouse's top professional photographers. Plus, we will cover technical training for those beginning to use SLRs, including how to adjust ISO, shutter speed and aperture.
October 5-7
The 2015 SNPA News Industry Summit in Savannah is organized around critical issues for newspaper executives: mobile strategy, transforming the newspaper business model, the needs of local retailers, innovation strategies, new revenue opportunities and best practices from newspapers around the world. The News Industry Summit will be held Oct. 5-7 at the Charles Morris Center at Trustees Garden. Guests will stay at The Brice Hotel, adjacent to the Morris Center.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Do you find yourself scratching your head when it comes to labor laws and regulations for independent contractors? Join Michael Zinser for this informative webinar to gain a better understanding of these important labor issues.
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