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Fall Conference offers great lineup of speakers

As I read through the list of speakers for next week’s IHSPA Fall Conference I became more and more excited. What a line-up director Paul Jensen has assembled!

The day begins with a keynote by reining Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Journalism Teacher of the year Aaron Manfull’s presentation, “Be a Game-Changer.” Aaron’s reputation gone viral in the past few years as both a dynamic speaker and leading expert on digital journalism. His publications at Francis Howell North in St. Charles Missouri have the top national awards and have  truly been a game-changer at his school and on the national scene. As well as Aaron is known nationally and in Missouri, Iowa claims him as both a native son and devoted Hawkeye fan.

Aaron will also present session, “How to Move Your Publication Online” later in the day.

And there is more! Want a TV celebrity – the conference has that in Beth Malicki, anchor at KCRG TY9 in Cedar Rapids.

Want a Pulitzer winner? See Steven Berry’s presentation “Every Reporter is an Investigative Reporter.”

Other top journalism professionals include Patrick J. Riepe developer of the Hawk Central website, Liz Martin, photojournalist from the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Brittany Volk, designer for the Tampa Bay (Fla) Times, J.R. Ogden, community sports director for the Gazette and Lyle Muller, Director of the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism.

Got conflict in your newsroom? See David Schwartz’s presentation for help with that.

Some of Iowa’s top journalism advisers, Ann Visser, Ginny Ordman, Betty Christian, Jonathan Rogers, Leslie Shipp, and Kyle Phillips, will be presenting.

College journalism will be well represented with Mark Witherspoon, adviser of the Daily at Iowa State University and several current and past members of Daily Iowan staff.

This line-up of talent offers the quality of expertise that I see at our national JEA / NSPA Conventions, so I hope scholastic journalism staffs in the midwest take advantage of this opportunity close at home.

Complete information about the program and registration are on the IHSPA website.

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