Archive for October, 2006

Podcast #5: Highlights from the 121st Annual Meeting

October 28, 2006

Unable to attend the 121st Annual Meeting? Listen to the five podcasts below for highlights from the main sessions.

Exclusive insights into the Learning Newsroom and Newspaper Next; success stories in automotive advertising and diversifying newspaper operations; and an update on changing media consumption habits.

Complete audio recordings and handouts of select presentations are available for purchase from Inland Press. For more information, e-mail Associate Editor Jeremy Weber at jweber AT inlandpress DOT org.


Session 1: Innovations from the Learning Newsroom

Valuable ideas from the American Press Institute’s “Learning Newsroom,” a three-year project to assist newsrooms in producing better journalism and encouraging innovation and creativity. With Vickey Williams, Learning Newsroom project director, API, Reston, Va.; Cheryl Dell, publisher, News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.; and Libby Averyt, editor, Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times.

121st Annual Meeting — Innovations from the Learning Newsroom

Session 2: Automotive Initiatives That Work

What newspapers are doing to successfully serve auto dealers and how they can generate more dealer advertising. With Butch Peiker, local and automotive sales manager, Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Christina Jankauskas, senior print media buyer, GM Planworks.
121st Annual Meeting — Automotive Initiatives That Work

Session 3: How Newspapers Can Thrive in a Challenging Time

Exclusive insight into “Newspaper Next,” an important American Press Institute project that examines viable new business models for newspapers during this disruptive and challenging time. With Steve Gray, managing director, Newspaper Next, API, Reston, Va.
121st Annual Meeting — Newspaper Next: How Your Newspaper Can Thrive in Challenging Times

Session 4: Diversifying Newspaper Operations: A Key to Continued Success

How companies are growing the business with preprints, weeklies, commercial printing, direct mail products, and interactive media initiatives. With Jim Normandin, publisher, Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa.

121st Annual Meeting — Diversifying Newspaper Operations: A Key to Continued Success

Session 5: Changing the Media Consumption Landscape

What are the patterns of news consumption? Is news “dead”? Answers to these questions as well as a newer understanding of information delivery systems and the changing habits of readers. With Howard Finberg, director, innovative learning, Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Fla.

121st Annual Meeting — The Changing Media Consumption Landscape