Montana Newspaper Association 2024 Annual Convention

Schedule

Thu Jun 20 2024 at 03:00 pm to Sat Jun 22 2024 at 10:00 pm

UTC-06:00

Location

20 N Main St | Kalispell, MT

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2024 Annual Convention of the Montana Newspaper Association (Kalispell, MT) 6/20/24 - 6/22/204
About this Event

2024 MNA Annual Convention

June 20-22, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell


Thursday June 20, 2024

  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm Montana Newspaper Foundation Board Meeting
  • 3:00 - 6:00 pm MNA and MNAS Board Meetings



  • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Sun Tours Bus Tour of Glacier National Park
    • Optional Activity, Ticket purchase required



  • 5:00 pm Past Presidents Reception


  • 6:00 PM MNA Past Presidents & Major Awards Dinner

§ Keynote Speaker – Ryan Dohrn - “Thriving Amidst Economic and Political Uncertainty”

  • 7:00 PM Major Awards Presentation


Friday June 21, 2024


  • 9:00 AM COMBINED SESSION: Bright Ideas Roundtable


  • 10:00 AM BREAKOUT SESSION 1:
    • Editorial Session
      • Finding and writing compelling feature stories. Trainer: Jule Banville, University of Montana School of Journalism.
    • Advertising Session
      • Get more advertising meetings now! Research like a pro! How well do you research your prospects before setting a meeting? Trainer: Ryan Dohrn


  • 10:50 AM BREAK:


  • 11:00 AM BREAKOUT SESSION 2:
    • Editorial Session

§ From election trails to the Montana Legislature: Transforming political reporting to put readers first. Trainer: Dennis Swibold, recently retired from the UM School of Journalism.

    • Advertising Session -
      • 10 critical sales questions you need to ask on every sales call. Trainer: Ryan Dohrn


  • 11:50 AM BREAK


  • 12:00 PM LUNCH:
    • Calling bullshit: How to spot and debunk misinformation: by Lee Banville, director of the UM School of Journalism




  • 1:30 PM BREAKOUT SESSION 3:
    • Editorial Session

§ Transparency in government panel:

§ Mining public notices for news: Heidi Desch, Daily Inter Lake features editor.

§ Montana FOI Hotline update: Melody Martinsen, FOI Hotline board president.

§ Montana Transparency Project overview: Addie Slanger, MTP board member.

§ Montana Legislature update: Rob Cook, MNA lobbyist, or Jim Strauss, MNA communications & development director.

    • Advertising Session

§ From newsletters to social media to video: How to expand audiences and drive new digital revenue. "What the research shows: latest digital advertising trends." Trainers: Erica Yakawich & Brian Allfrey.


· 2:30 PM Annual Meeting MNA/MNAS


· 5:00 PM MNA Better Newspaper Contest Dinner Reception


· 6:00 pm MNA Better Newspaper Contest Dinner / Awards Presentation

o Montana Newspaper Silent Auction


FREE TIME OPTIONS IN KALISPELL & GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

· Half day whitewater rafting or scenic river float. glacierguides.com

· Horseback riding in Glacier National Park. https://www.swanmountainglacier.com/trip/apgar-trail-rides/

· Half day guided fly fish on drift boat. https://truewatermt.com/guided-trips

· Flathead Lake Alpine Coaster. https://flathead-lake-alpine-coaster.shop.koronaevent.com/en/admissions

· Glacier Ridge Runners - UTV RENTAL or Pontoon Boat Rental https://go.theflybook.com/book/863/ListView/0#/base/863/e9d719de-dd09-4d70-899c-41c9adaa11f7/listview

· Hike in or around Glacier National Park. Avalanche Lake

· Wade fish in Flathead River

· Walk around

· Visit local museums

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· Food Truck Festival (Friday afternoon)




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Where is it happening?

20 N Main St, 20 North Main Street, Kalispell, United States

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Tickets

USD 60.00 to USD 400.00

Brian Alfrey

Host or Publisher Brian Alfrey

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