Learning opps aplenty this fall
This year's Witham Symposium on Excellence in Newspapers has something for anyone and a lot for everyone.
The symposium will be held Oct. 18-19 at the Bismarck Public School's Career Academy at Bismarck State College.
Three speakers with national acclaim will help North Dakota newspaper staffers learn how to get people to pick up their papers. They'll reinforce that print is alive and well, and help writers hone their skills.
Kevin Slimp opens the program at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 with a presentation called, "How to get people to pick up your paper." He'll also do one-on-one sessions in the afternoon.
At 1 p.m. Thursday Bill Ostendorf will present, "Print isn't dead (and what you can do to keep it that way)." He'll also do a 2:45 p.m. session on "Why Facebook and Google are not our friends," followed by a 9 a.m. Friday session called, "Better Branding in Our Cluttered Media Environment."
At 2:45 p.m. Thursday Chuck Haga will lead a session on "Finding Enterprise in the Routine." At 9 a.m. Friday his session will be a good old fashioned story critique.
Thursday evening will feature a U.S. Senate candidate debate between Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer.
For NDNA and NDNAEF members there is no charge for the symposium, including lunch and dinner.
To sign up, please visit: https://www.ndna.com/seminars/