Mid-America Press Institute Management Seminar

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Mid-America Press Institute will hold a one-day management seminar on Saturday, Feb. 28, tentatively at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The seminar will include sessions on changing ethics in the digital age, time management, digital development, staff motivation and diversity. A program will be forthcoming.

Registration for the seminar will be $25 and include a box lunch. To register, email MPI Executive Director John Ryan at jmryan@eiu.edu.


  • 10:10 — What Ferguson taught us about training and social media. Some practical lessons on improving reporting –    Engagement editor BETH O’MALLEY of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • 11:20 — Why diversity is crucial to our future – MARGARET HOLT, The Chicago Tribune.
  • 12:30-1:00 — Lunch
  • 1:05 p.m. — Keeping up the good fight. How do you keep your staff motivated when you can’t give raises, promotions are rare, and the demands continue to increase? Panel – BOB ZALTSBERG, The Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.; TIM ETHRIDGE, Evansville Courier and Press; ERIN ORR, The State-Journal, Springfield, Ill.
  • 2:15 p.m. — Digital development. Digital leaders talk about how their newsrooms are embracing new platforms and telling stories in different ways. RYAN REYNOLDS, Evansville Courier and Press.
  • 3:30 p.m. — A roundtable: When it comes to management/leadership: What is your biggest problem? Your biggest success story? The most important lesson you learned the hard way? Your favorite tip? Something you would recommend everyone do? Something a boss has done that you’ll never forgive? Never forget? A roundtable discussion involving everyone at the seminar. BOB ZALTSBERG will moderate.

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