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Industry events

July 15 - 16
Arlington, VA 22202
Forecasts. Case studies. Deep dives into topics such as pricing, content strategies and sales structure. All in a classroom-type setting complete with workshops and small group exercises. The Native Advertising Interactive Summit (presented by Local Media Association) will provide the best case studies from large, medium and small media companies. Presenters also will address issues such as outsourcing vs. handling in-house, separate staff vs. existing, bundling with legacy products, or treating it as a digital product only, and much more. SNPA members can choose the Media Association Partner rate when registering for this July 15-16 conference.
July 23 - 24
Westin Lake Mary, FL
The Florida Press Association/Florida Society of News Editors Annual Convention will be held July 23-24 in Westin Lake Mary, Fla.
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 12 - 13
Gainesville, FL
This free Covering Water in a Changing World specialized reporting institute, funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is designed for any journalist or weather broadcaster reporting on water issues and the impact of climate change. This program will focus on key challenges for journalists.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Populating your websites and newspapers with plenty of photos of local residents, taken at community events, is a great way to build readership, connect with people in your coverage area and increase page views. But there's an art to the creation and promotion of these galleries – this webinar reveals all the tips and best practices.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Are you spending too much time looking through your digital photos trying to find the best ones, only to settle on whatever's "good enough" after a few minutes? With today's digital cameras, we should be taking LOTS and LOTS of photographs of every event. Taking them is easy ... it's what to do next that can be a killer. With Adobe's Bridge and Photoshop, you already have one of the most powerful photo-processing duos on the planet. Learn how to use them together properly to slice your photo production time dramatically, improve quality and leave your photos in a format that is flexible for changing later.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Have you ever "winged" a sales call? Little to no preparation before meeting with a customer is the norm for many salespeople. Often, the result of those calls is not as successful or as profitable as it could be. This webinar will focus on how to prepare for a sales presentation while not relying on a script or winging it.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
In this webinar, we will cover everything from how to write a basic news story in inverted pyramid style to the emotion-filled feature piece. This presentation includes an overview of several common and effective styles of ledes, as well as tips for how to keep ledes concise and compelling.
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