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Newsroom Workshop set for Oct. 16

Make plans to head to Austin for the Southwest Broadcast Newsroom Workshop.

TAB, the Radio Television Digital News Foundation and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters will stage a day-long, multi-topic newsroom seminar on Oct. 16 in Austin.

The event features some of the nation?s best newsroom trainers with sessions for broadcast professionals in radio and TV newsrooms.

Al Tompkins, broadcast/online group leader for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, will kick off the day with a session challenging journalists? critical thinking in order to enterprise more stories.

Other national presenters at the workshop include Deborah Potter, NewsLab; Tamara Keith, NPR (invited); Tracy Davidson, WCAU-TV (invited); and Chip Mahaney, Scripps Media, Inc.

A large contingent of the state?s best broadcast journalists also will present various sessions throughout the day:

  • Jarrod Allen, KLBJ-AM Austin
  • Martin Bartlett, KVUE-TV Austin
  • Suzanne Black, KEYE-TV Austin
  • Brian Collister, WOAI-TV San Antonio
  • Joe Conger, KENS-TV San Antonio
  • Ian Crawford, KUT-FM Austin
  • Emily Donahue, KUT-FM Austin
  • Michael Fabac, KXAN-TV Austin
  • Steve Fogle, Jackson Walker LLP San Antonio
  • Jim Forsyth, WOAI-AM San Antonio
  • Mark Greenblatt, KHOU-TV Houston
  • Josh Hinkle, KXAN-TV Austin
  • Diann Hodges, KLBJ-AM Austin
  • Todd Jeffries, KLBJ-AM Austin
  • Pete Kennedy, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody PC Austin
  • Laura Lee Prather, Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP Austin
  • Jay Root, Texas Associated Press Austin
  • Hasti Taghi, KPRC-TV, Houston
  • Paul Watler, Jackson Walker LLP Dallas
  • Mark Willis, KRLD-AM/Texas State Networks
  • Nanci Wilson, KXAN-TV Austin
  • and many others?

Concurrent session topics will focus on writing, social media, ethics, videography, enterprise reporting, investigative reporting, legal issues in newsgathering and other topics.

The registration fee is $50/professional and $20/student.

The fee includes lunch and morning coffee and pastries.

The workshop will take place from 8:30 am ? 6 pm on the University of Texas campus.

Online registration is closed. Call (512) 322-9944 for more information.

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