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Wall Street Journal editor to give keynote speech at Ted Scripps Leadership Institute

Applications from SPJ Region 5 members are still being accepted

Alison Bethel McKenzie, SPJ Executive Director, 317-927-8000,
Isaac Taylor, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317-920-4785,

INDIANAPOLIS – The Ted Scripps Leadership Institute, an event dedicated to helping participants become better leaders, will be held in Indianapolis July 27-29.

SPJ members in Region 5 – Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky – interested in leadership are encouraged to apply. SPJ also encourages chapters to send one or two members of their board.

Kimberly S. Johnson of the Wall Street Journal will share her experiences during a “fireside chat,” moderated by Leisa Richardson of the IndyStar. Johnson will discuss her path to senior management at one of the world’s finest journalistic organizations, and pitfalls to avoid when managing others.

The keynote address will be given at lunch on July 28 by WRTV-6 general manager Lana Durban Scott. She will discuss how she overcame obstacles to become one of the first women to manage a television station in Indianapolis.

Participants will learn new insights on how to motivate peers, the dynamics of group decision-making, the role a leader plays in managing through change and many more leadership skills.

Each selected participant will be required to make an investment of $75 in their training upon acceptance into the program. If accepted, each individual must participate in all training sessions and/or activities held during the Institute.

The Institute will be located in the Indy Marriott hotel. Participants are responsible for their travel costs, but lodging and most meals are provided.

To apply,complete this form.

The program was established in 1996 and is funded through a generous grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation.

The Institute is named for Ted Scripps, grandson of the founder of The E.W. Scripps Company. The funding is provided through the Scripps Howard Foundation by Ted's sons, Edward W. Scripps Jr. and William H. Scripps, as a way to honor their father's memory.

The Ted Scripps Leadership Institute provides journalists with leadership tools to make their media organizations stronger, and continues to build that network of support for leaders at the local level.

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