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Registration Open for Nov. 16 Southwest Broadcast Newsroom Workshop in Arlington

Registration is now open for TAB’s 2019 Southwest Broadcast Newsroom Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Live! by Loews in Arlington. It’s the same hotel and date as that night’s Lone Star EMMY® Awards gala. Five nationally known newsroom trainers and several of Texas’ best broadcast journalists will present nearly 20 information-packed sessions at the day-long workshop.

Check out the schedule here

Newsroom pros from member stations and students can attend for the early-bird registration rate of just $25 which includes lunch. The rate increases to $45 after Nov. 4.

The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has a special $149 a night room rate for Nov. 15-16 at the Live! At Loews hotel in Arlington that is available for a limited time.

Featured Sessions
Austin and DFW news veteran Chip Mahaney, now the Emerging Talent Leader for E.W. Scripps Co., kicks off the day with a thought-provoking session on the state of the broadcast journalism business and its future, featuring veteran DFW-area news and station managers.

Mahaney will also present a session on social media best practices, as well as a closing session on broadcast jobs for the college and university students attending the workshop.

Acclaimed reporter Boyd Huppert of KARE-TV Minneapolis-St. Paul, a winner of nearly 20 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, will present an extended, two-hour masterclass on storytelling.

Whether its chronicling the special relationship between a three-year boy and his 89-year-old neighbor or a very personal story about selling the family farm, Huppert’s gift for storytelling captures audience’s attention and hearts.

He now spends several weekends a year helping other broadcast journalists improve their craft.

Huppert will be joined by frequent KARE-TV collaborator Chad Nelson, the 2018 NPPA Photographer of the Year.

Nelson will pair up with the 2019 NPPA Photographer of the Year award, Texan Brandon Mowry of WFAA-TV, to present a master class on video journalism best practices for video journalists, MMJ’s and others seeking to improve the look and sound of their stories.

Huppert will teach a similar master class on best practices for broadcast news writing.

Former network correspondent Deborah Potter is back this year with three new sessions on holding the powerful accountable, reporting stories in which numbers are key, and the 10 questions you can ask to make your story stand out. 

Potter is co-author of Advancing the Story: Broadcast Journalism in a Multimedia World.

The Society of Professional Journalists, through a partnership with the Google News Initiative, will present computer-assisted reporting specialist Sandra Gonzalez to demonstrate how to use many of Google’s untapped tools to generate story ideas, find experts and produce material to complement the big breaking news story.

Other workshop sessions will feature some of Texas’ best broadcast journalist, newsroom managers and media law experts.

Questions? Contact TAB’s Michael Schneider or call (512) 322-9944.

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