Convention 2024

IBNA 2024 Convention

IBNA Convention Schedule
April 20, 2024  Stoney Creek Inn Johnston

Registration opens: 10:30

Session 1 10:50-11:50 a.m.

Covering the breaking story: Discussion of the Perry High School shooting and other breaking news stories. Law enforcement professionals will be on hand to give their perspective.

Lunch 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Enjoy lunch with fellow IBNA members.   J.J. from the Midwest Emmys will talk about this year’s awards. Also hear about the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting

Business Meeting 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Cast your vote for the 2023-2024 IBNA Board. Also, bring any questions you may have for the board.

Session 2 1:40-2:40 “Ask a Legal Expert”

Discussion of A-I, fair use and other legal topics important to broadcasting.
Presenter: Nick Critelli. Critelli is an accomplished American lawyer who practices in New York and Iowa. He is also a Barrister at the Bar of England and Wales

Session 3 2:50-3:50 p.m.
Tips for writing and social media.
Presenter: Kat Lucchesi, University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Session 4.  3:50-5:15 p.m.  “Job Fair, Student Tape Critique” This is a chance to have your work reviewed by news directors. (Students: bring your computers so you can show your work) It’s also a chance to talk with News Directors and others about what you need to focus on to get that job in news.  All news directors or managers are invited to attend this session at no charge.

Social Hour 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Cash bar and a chance to mingle before dinner.

Evening Banquet 6:30 p.m.  Dinner served.
The evening program follows dinner, with the announcement of winners of the annual awards contest and the Jack Shelley award winner.

Featured evening speaker: Rick Fredericksen on “Covering Vietnam on the American Forces Vietnam Network.”

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