Regional conference returns!

The SPJ Region 7 conference is once again a physical world event! This year’s conference, titled Passionate Journalism, is designed to help all of us rediscover the passion that brought us to journalism in the first place!  Something most of us have struggled to stay in touch with over the last couple of years!

We have a full slate of seminars, a keynote speech from lifelong local journalist and Emmy Hall of Famer Larry Hatteberg  on Passionate Journalism, and a panel discussion on the rising interest in non-profit journalism. This year we’re hosting at Wichita State University on April 9, with a mixer the night before at PBS Kansas from 6 to 8pm.


April 8
Friday Night Mixer at PBS Kansas, 6-8pm

April 9
9:00 – 10:00 am  Registration
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Seminars Round 1
     *Producing Documentaries, Jim Grawe, PBS Kansas
     *Filing Effective Open Records Act Requests, Chance Swaim & Dion Lefler, Wichita Eagle
     *SPJ Code of Ethics, Elizabeth Donald, SPJ St. Louis Chapter President
11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    *Welcome & Buffet Lunch
    *Keynote Address – Larry Hatteberg, KAKE TV (Retired)/PBS Kansas, Passionate Journalism
    *Mark of Excellence Awards – Molly McMillin, SPJ Kansas Pro Chapter President
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Seminars Round 2
    *Writing to Video/Audio, Larry Hatteberg, KAKE TV (Retired/PBS Kansas
    *Building Sources, Finding Stories, Chance Swaim, Wichita Eagle
    *Covering the Government, Dion Lefler
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Seminars Round 3
    *Active & Breaking News LiveShots, Alex Flippin, KWCH TV
    *Succeeding at a Small Paper, Adam Strunk, Harvey County Now, & Travis Mounts, Times Sentinel Newspapers
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Round Table Discussion: Non-Profit News, Tim Carpenter & Sherman Smith, Kansas Reflector,  & Matt Hennie, Wichita Beacon

SPJ members are $25; non-members are $35. Student tickets are just $10.  The mixer is free.

Get your tickets here!

And please pass the word on to anyone who would benefit.  We hope to see you there!