We’re “on the road” with spring workshops

The Maine Press Association has held a Spring Conference at the Augusta Civic Center for several years, usually tied in with a legislative theme. We’ve had numerous high-profile guest speakers including political analyst-author Chris Potholm and Governors John Baldacci and Angus King.
But times have changed. Newspaper staffs are smaller, and many editors and publishers usually can’t afford to take a half-day or more off to attend a conference.
Your priorities are also quite different. One common theme seems to be the need for affordable training, especially for entry-level reporters and even some seasoned veterans who would like to brush up on their skills.
So we’re coming to you – in at least two locations.
The MPA will host writer’s workshops on Friday, April 8 at the Times-Record in Brunswick and on Thursday, April 22 at the Bangor Daily News in Bangor. Each will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m., and the cost of $25 per person will include lunch. A third workshop will be held in Aroostook County later in the summer.
The exact format and the presenters will be announced in future issues.