It's been two long years; time to get together

Posted April 20, 2022

Join us at the Meridian Center in Newton on June 9 and 10 to learn and celebrate together after a long two years.

We will discuss important topics such as innovative solutions for community journalism issues, public notices and why they are essential to both the newspaper and the community and discuss unique circulation ideas, plus many more!

We will also gather to celebrate our Awards of Excellence winners and challenge each other in a quiz bowl-style trivia game.

You can download the entire event flyer here. You can register for the event here.

Do you need a hotel room? Hotel rooms are very limited. Please make room reservations as soon as possible.

You can reserve a room at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Newton for $135 plus tax (includes buffet breakfast) here.

There are five rooms available at the Holiday Inn Express for $179 plus tax. To reserve a room at this hotel, please email Emily as soon as possible.

Here's the schedule:

Thursday, June 9, 2022

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Golf Tournament. Email Emily Bradbury for details.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Hot Topics and Trivia.

Friday, June 10, 2022

8:30 a.m. – Annual Meeting.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Blooper Breakfast.

10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Roundtable Session One.

Community Journalism Training Session One, with Doug Anstaett.

Noon to 1 p.m. – Keynote and Lunch. Revenue & Readership: Rescuing & Reviving Rural Journalism, with Dr. Teri Finneman, University of Kansas.

1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – Roundtable Session Two.

Community Journalism Training Session Two, with Doug Anstaett.

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. – AOE celebration.