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Please select individual workshops by indicating your top four preferences in Workshop Sessions 1, 2, and 3 by numbering 1-4 in the boxes. (That is, rank your top 4 for Sessions 1-A through 1-E, your top 4 for sessions 2-A through 2-F, and top 4 for sessions 3-A through 3-E.) Participants will receive an individualized schedule of workshops based on requests received through registration.

Industry recruitment specialist Teresa Hein has reviewed hundreds of resumes. Learn how to construct a winning resume with Teresa’s insider tips.
A big news story breaks – where do you start, and what should you do next? Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Executive Editor Nancy Newhoff has been in the business for more than 30 years, and she knows the answers.
Bring a link or DVD of your video portfolio (anchoring, reporting, or news videography) , and have a 10-minute one-on-one critique with top industry experts. (Expert: Julie Kraft)
Weather has long been the most tuned-into part of local TV news. But, will this change with the advent of weather apps for your phone? KWWL Chief Meteorologist Mark Schnackenberg forecasts the future of the weather business.
You don’t want to be the person who reports someone has died when it’s not true. The old saying in the news goes “If you mother says she loves you, check it out.” That is, make sure to verify the facts. Award-winning Iowa Public Radio host and reporter Pat Blank explains how to get it right in your news stories.
Three of Iowa’s top TV News Directors examine the ins and outs of TV newsrooms. Find out what goes on behind the scenes and gain a better understanding of what it takes to be successful in broadcast news. (Experts: Jamie Copley, Shane Moreland, Rod Peterson, and moderator Julie Kraft)
Eric Braley has been one of the leading creators of new television shows in Iowa, for both commercial and noncommercial TV. Find out how Panther Sports Talk (commercial TV), UNI Basketball All Access (Comcast Sports Chicago), Iowa Entrepreneur (Iowa Public Television) and Iowa Icon: Dan Gable (special airings on TV) were developed.
Courtnee Carstens, one of Iowa’s best video editors, takes you through the creative process: working on concept and message, selecting and editing music, working closely with graphic artists, working on color correction and creating visual effects for an overall visual style.
Today's marketers reach consumers using a variety of digital media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify. Learn about the latest strategies in utilizing these cutting edge marketing tools. (Experts: Zac Keeney, Amelia Monroe-Torre, Marc Reifenrath)
We may not agree on candidates, but we can agree on this: we are in the midst of one of the most unusual political campaign seasons ever, not only at the presidential level, but also in state and local races. Three political media experts discuss how reporting on politics has changed in 2016. (Experts: Tim Albrecht, Amanda Goodman, Christinia Crippes)
Bring a link or DVD of your video portfolio (anchoring, reporting, or news videography) , and have a 10-minute one-on-one critique with top industry experts. (Expert: Teresa Hein)
In everyday business—or a major crisis—what should get communicated to the news media? Two of Iowa’s top communication directors share how they’ve dealt with difficult events and solved major communication problems working with the media. (Experts: Kara Kelly, Janelle Darst)
There is a great story that runs on the evening news. But, that’s not where the story ends. Top media consultant Julie Kraft shares how the story is restructured for the morning and noon news, the web site, and social media.
With 30 years in the TV news business, and as someone who manages a newsroom, Mike Wagner knows what young news media professionals should do to succeed in the business. In this session, he also shares the inside scoop on what NOT to do!
Marketers construct creative advertising campaigns that attract and engage consumers through compelling design. Learn about eye-catching digital campaigns that work. (Experts: Megan Horn, Matt Cunard, Josh Schneiderman)
Pandora, Spotify, YouTube – OK, we know a lot of people are listening to streaming music. Two of radio’s best creative executives talk about how to bring audiences back to radio. (Experts: Joel McCrea, Jack Taddeo)
Will you be bringing a video or audio portfolio for an individual critique?