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September 2019

How to Avoid Being Sued: Defamation Law in the 21st Century

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Are you doing everything you can to avoid lawsuits and litigation? With stories being pushed out at lightning speed, journalists are more susceptible than ever to errors and inaccuracies — mistakes that can quickly balloon into legal battles. This webinar, hosted by the former vice president and assistant general counsel of The New York Times’ legal department, will help you navigate the tricky world of defamation and show how you can protect yourself and your organization from accusations of libel…

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October 2019

National Newspaper Association 133rd Annual Convention and Trade Show

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm

The National Newspaper Association’s 133rd Annual Convention & Trade Show will address pressing business objectives of community newspaper owners, publishers and senior staff with educational sessions and peer-sharing activities.

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Basic Advertising Sales

October 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Better Business Bureau Training Facility, 220 S. River Ridge Circle
Burnsville, MN 55337 United States
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$55 – $75

The Minnesota News Media Institute is pleased to present a day-long advertising sales training event on Friday, October 11! Basic Advertising Sales training - during this session we will discuss ideas and concepts that can help you succeed immediately and in the future.  This will be a participatory environment where you can ask questions and engage.  We will start with a check-up from the neck up and see what you are thinking, wondering or concerns you may have.  Then we…

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The Community’s Perception(s): State of U.S. Print Weekly Newspapering in the 21st Century

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Christina Smith plans to engage with the audience on two major discussion points concerning community newspapers. First, she will briefly discuss one of her current research projects that explores why small-town, geographically-bounded U.S. weekly newspapers continue to be viable in the digital era, despite the struggles larger U.S. newspapers continue to undergo. Upon completion of a recent exploratory study, Christina argues that U.S. print weekly newspapers continue to be perceived by their audiences as the most relied upon news…

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Circulation Roundtable Discussion

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Beaver Island Brewing, 216 Sixth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301 United States
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  The Minnesota News Media Institute is excited to partner again with the Northern States Circulation Managers Association to present a day-long training workshop developed for newspaper circulation professionals. All MNA and NSCMA members are welcome to attend.   NSCMA: The Northern States Circulation Managers' Association (NSCMA) was founded over 60 years ago in order to bring together dedicated newspaper professionals across the upper Midwest to ensure the future sucess of the newspaper industry. By providing opportunities for both new and seasoned audience development…

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34th Annual Silha Lecture, “In Defense of Public Trials: Access To Court Proceedings in the Internet Age”

October 28 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Attorney Kelli L. Sager, best known for her representation of the media in the Access issues that arose during the O. J. Simpson trial, will deliver the 34th annual Silha Lecture, entitled “In Defense of Public Trials: Access to Court Proceedings in the Internet Age.”  The Lecture will take place on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, starting at 7:30 pm, at Cowles Auditorium at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota…

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