Convention 2023

IBNA 2023 Convention

The 2023 IBNA Convention will be held at the Prairie Meadows Events Center,  Altoona, Iowa Saturday, April 29, 2023. Scroll down to see the convention schedule

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IBNA Convention Schedule
April 29, 2023
Prairie Meadows Conference Center Altoona

Registration, check-in.  8:00-:9:00
Session 1 9:00-10:15 a.m. “Sharpening your Social Media Game”  Learn ways to improve your use of social media.  Presenter: Kat Lucchesi, University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Session 2 10:20-Noon “Ask a Legal Expert”  Unsure what the parameters are on Fair Use? Ask the legal expert this and other questions to help you do your job in the newsroom.  Panelist: Nick Critelli, Esquire

Lunch 12:00-12:55 p.m.
Enjoy lunch with fellow IBNA members.  Annual scholarship winners are announced. J.J. from the Midwest Emmys will talk about this year’s awards.

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 3 1:35-3:00 p.m. “Tips for covering sports and finding stories beyond the scores.” Learn how to find those sports stories beyond the games themselves.  This is geared toward sports, but can also be beneficial to news reporters as well.  Panel: Dustin Nolan, KWQC TV.  Kat Lucchesi, University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Session 4.  3:15-5:15 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 p.m.  Cash bar and a chance to mingle before dinner.

Evening Banquet 6:15 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.  Our evening speaker is Bruce Crawford, a film historian and documentary producer.  He will talk about the movie industry and its portrayal of journalism and the media.

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