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SPJ Announces Regional Conference Details For Journalists in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky



Chris Vachon, Associate Executive Director, (317) 927-8000, ext. 207 or cvachon@spj.org

Beth King, Communications Manager, (317) 927-8000, ext 211 or bking@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional Journalists announced today a regional conference to be hosted in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 25 at the Indiana State Museum. In addition to the conference, the Society will host a welcome reception at the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center, 3909 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis on Friday March 24.

“This year’s conference promises to be one of the best, showcasing outstanding achievements in journalism,” said Richard Roth, regional director. “Participants can expect to hear presentations on ethics, covering disasters, freelancing, reporter’s privilege, blogging, and investigative reporting, to name a few.”

In addition to various presentations, participants will also hear from other Midwestern journalists, including Dennis Ryerson, vice president and editor, The Indianapolis Star. Other speakers include Roger Harvey and Gerry Lanosga, WTHR-TV; Bryan Corbin, Evansville Courier & Press; and Michele McNeil and Rishawn Biddle, The Indianapolis Star.

Registration fees for this year’s conference are $65 for members and $85 for nonmembers, before the March 16 early bird deadline. After March 16, registration fees increase. Fees include the Friday night welcome reception, a continental breakfast and the luncheon on Saturday.

Topics and schedule information can be found at www.spj.org/region5csessions.asp.

Hotel and online registration details are available at www.spj.org/region5c.asp.


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