Successful Tri-State Convention

Successful Tri-State Convention

Newspaper professionals from 13 states participated in this week’s 2021 Tri-State Newspaper Convention, presented by the Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin newspaper associations.

More than 500 registered for the two-day, virtual event that offered more than 20 sessions on subjects from “Publishing Through a Pandemic” to “Covering Misinformation and Disinformation” and “Reporting on Race.” Attendees also interacted with peers and sponsors during roundtables and idea exchanges.

The event — the first of its kind among the three groups — was a partnership prompted in part by the coronavirus pandemic, as the associations worked to serve members while adhering to gathering restrictions and other COVID-19 safety recommendations.

Attendees will receive access to a video archive of all sessions, along with speaker handouts and resources, expected within the coming week.

The 2021 Tri-State Newspaper Convention was sponsored by Coda Interlink, Modulist, Metro Creative Graphics, Software Consulting Services, the Star Tribune,, Tecnavia, Town News and Grimes, McGovern & Associates.