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Skills for New Reporters 2016

July 21, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

$55 – $75

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Is the job title “newspaper reporter” new for you?  Perhaps you’re fresh out of college, starting your first job at a newspaper, or maybe newspaper reporting has become your second, third or tenth career?  Either way, this intensive, day-long workshop, will help new reporters develop the skills necessary to succeed on the job.

Lead by a team of newspaper experts, attendees will:

  • Collect tips and tricks for better news writing and reporting;
  • Learn about developing and cultivating sources;
  • Learn what it takes to conduct a good interview;
  • Learn about covering local governing bodies like the city council and school board;
  • Develop strategies for producing better journalism

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About the Presenters:

Sue Halena is the Content Coach for Times Media in St. Cloud. She helps the newsroom and individual staffers get the training they need. She edits key local stories and columns. On one of Sue’s social media accounts you’ll see a picture of her at a typewriter at the start of her career. On another account, her profile tells you she’s loving words and pictures in the digital age. The St. Cloud Times is the third professional news organization she has worked for since graduating from Bemidji State University. Her experience includes food, farm, entertainment, crime and business reporting as well as several editing jobs.

John Hatcher is a journalism professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth and received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. He was the education director at the Center for Community Journalism in upstate New York. From 1992 to 2003, he worked for The Daily Messenger, a small daily newspaper in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.

Workshop Information:

Date:  Thursday, July 21

9:30 a.m. –  Registration & refreshments
10:00 a.m. –  Morning Session
12:00 p.m. – Lunch & tour of St. Cloud Times facilities
1:00 p.m. –   Afternoon Session
3:00 p.m. –   Final questions, wrap-up, program evaluations


St. Cloud Times Training Room
3000 7th Street North
St. Cloud, MN 56302

REGISTRATION FEE: $55 (early bird, by July 12)/$75 (includes lunch)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Wednesday, July 20, 10:00 a.m.

Click here to register online now!

QUESTIONS? Please contact Sarah Jackson at sarah@mna.org or 612-278-0250.


July 21, 2016
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
$55 – $75
Event Category:


Minnesota News Media Institute
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St. Cloud Times Training Center
3000 7th Street North
St. Cloud, MN 56302 United States
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