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March 2000 Region 6 Report

Our regional conference is looking great. We have 64 speakers and panelists spread out over two days – April 14 and 15. The St. Paul Pioneer Press Mark of Excellence Awards Luncheon and Star Tribune Journalism Festival 2000 Reception are Friday. Continue reading →

February 2000 Region 6 Report

The Regional conference is taking shape. We have a full slate of panels and speakers April 14-15 at the Sheraton Minneapolis Metrodome. The conference is called “Journalism Festival 2000,” and we are jointly hosting it with the National Press Photographers Association and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the group that awards the Emmy,s that recently started a Minnesota Chapter. In addition, the conference features the SPJ Taishoff Seminar. We have lined up some very nice broadcast panels for the Taishoff Seminar. Investigative Reporters and Editors, which had agreed to run a computer-assisted reporting seminar as part of the conference, dropped out last week. Continue reading →

January 2000 Region 6 Report

Region 6 Director Dave Aeikens and Minnesota Chapter President Gary Hill met January 12 with national SPJ staff members Tammi Hughes and Liz Ellis at KSTP-TV in St. Paul. Continue reading →

December 1999 Region 6 Report

The entry forms for the annual Mark of Excellence Awards have gone out. These awards honor the best in student journalism. The entries are due back to national Jan. 31. Continue reading →

November 1999 Region 6 Report

After some early concern from the National organization, it turns out the 1999 convention in Indianapolis was profitable. The organization made $39,571. Convention attendance was down, many believe because of the Sunday through Tuesday timeline, and national leaders feared SPJ would lose money. Continue reading →

October 1999 Region 6 Report

The 2000 regional conference in Minneapolis could shape up to be a major event. Discussions are in progress to include programs from Investigative Reporters and Editors, National Press Photographers Association, a Taishoff broadcasting seminar and programs from the National Association of Television and the Arts, the group that gives out Emmy Awards. We are working with these groups to arrange speakers and programs. The regional will be April 14 and 15 at the Sheraton Minneapolis Metrodome. Continue reading →