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Industry events

September 30 - October 3
Columbia, SC

The 2015 Media Law School, hosted by the University of South Carolina School of Law and College of Information and Communications and sponsored by the American Board of Trial Advocates, will provide selected journalists with the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the key stages of civil and criminal proceedings and to learn enough basic law to report accurately on many important issues in the news.

October 15 - 17
Knoxville, TN

The 2015 session includes a couple of new faces, as well as some favorites from previous years, in its lineup of instructors. And for the first time, classes will be offered with topics outside the "traditional technology" realm, according to Kevin Slimp, Institute director. SNPA members are eligible to receive a $100 discount by registering no later than July 15.

October 15 - 17
Columbia, MO

This two-day conference at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute will teach journalism educators about the impact of trauma on individuals and communities, how to build resilience through reporting, and provide hands-on help in creating units or standalone courses and capstone classes on trauma. Participants will walk away with a deeper knowledge of the dynamics of trauma and resilience, the elements of self care, and how to navigate classroom discussions of some of the most sensitive topics journalists encounter in their work.

November 12 - 13
Gainesville, FL

This free Covering Water in a Changing World specialized reporting institute, funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is designed for any journalist or weather broadcaster reporting on water issues and the impact of climate change. This program will focus on key challenges for journalists.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Have you ever "winged" a sales call? Little to no preparation before meeting with a customer is the norm for many salespeople. Often, the result of those calls is not as successful or as profitable as it could be. This webinar will focus on how to prepare for a sales presentation while not relying on a script or winging it.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
In this webinar, we will cover everything from how to write a basic news story in inverted pyramid style to the emotion-filled feature piece. This presentation includes an overview of several common and effective styles of ledes, as well as tips for how to keep ledes concise and compelling.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Reaching new audiences is easier than ever with social media. Knowing where to invest your time is the challenge. Periscope, Snapchat and Facebook's deep dive into video are changing the way we reach our social readers. Learn how to use live video, Facebook video and Snapchat to mine new audiences and be creative with social stories. We will explore what new social mediums work best for attracting younger audiences and branding our content. This session is recommended for anyone who has intermediate social media skills and is comfortable using basic video and photo skills on a mobile device.
October 5-7
The 2015 SNPA News Industry Summit in Savannah is organized around critical issues for newspaper executives: mobile strategy, transforming the newspaper business model, the needs of local retailers, innovation strategies, new revenue opportunities and best practices from newspapers around the world. The News Industry Summit will be held Oct. 5-7 at the Charles Morris Center at Trustees Garden. Guests will stay at The Brice Hotel, adjacent to the Morris Center.
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