The 2012 MPA Convention Starts tomorrow! Click here for the complete schedule of events. See you all in Columbia!
Thursday, Sept. 20
12:30p: MPA and MPS Board Luncheon
1:30p: MPA and MPS Board Meeting
6:30p: Reception and Gallery Hop in the North Village Arts District.
Bus to Orr Street Studios (appetizers and beverages), visit Perlow-Stevens Art Gallery (wine
tasting & dessert provided by Les Bourgeois), and enjoy music and beverages at The Bridge,
all in The District (downtown Columbia).
9:00p: Bus returns to the hotel.
Friday, Sept. 21
8:00a: Breakfast with speaker: Bryna Krauth. “Inspirational Leadership Starts with You!”
9:15a: Forum, Missouri Gubernatorial Candidates
10:45a: Forum, U.S. Senate Candidates
12:15p: Annual MPA Business Meeting and Election of Officers
12:30p: Luncheon with speaker Paul Steinle. “Who Needs Newspapers?”
A word from our sponsors: AT&T and Branson-Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 2:00p: Breakout: Max Heath, NNA Postal Guru
Breakout: Bryna Krauth. “Become a Brand Expert for your Advertisers”
3:15p: Documentary Film Screening: “Deadline in Disaster,” Featuring The Joplin Globe
6:00p: MPA Newspaper Hall of Fame Reception
6:30p: MPA Newspaper Hall of Fame Banquet
Saturday, Sept. 22
8:00a: Breakfast by Regions. Enjoy visiting over breakfast with MPA Members from your area.
Speaker: Tim Jamieson, Mizzou Baseball Coach
9:30a: Breakout: Rudi Keller, Columbia Daily Tribune. “Covering the Civil War: Quick Tricks
to Find Good Stories for the Sesquicentennial”
Breakout: Digital Innovations Panel. Hear from Mike Jenner, Jon Rust, Andy Waters,
Jeff McNiell and Jane Haslag about the latest cutting-edge ideas they are using
at their newspapers.
10:45a: Lightning Round Roundtables. All in one room, six “stations” with discussion leaders
at each station, various newspaper and social media topics. Fifteen minutes each,
then switch. Discussion leaders and topics:
– Jean Maneke, Maneke Law Group — Talk legal issues with your Media Attorney
– Jim Robertson, Columbia Daily Tribune — Newspaper Coverage and Policies
on Sensitive Editorial Issues
– Mike Beatty, The Joplin Globe — Does your Newspaper have a disaster Plan?
– Greg Baker, Missouri Press Service — Selling Political Ads and Newspaper
Network Ads to Make Money
– Phill Brooks, Missouri School of Journalism — Covering the statehouse
– Kelly Schultz, Director of the Office of Child Advocate — News
Reporting on Child Abuse and Neglect
12:00p: Better Newspaper Contest Awards Luncheon