February proposal deadline for community news symposium
The National Newspaper Association and the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media at Kansas State University have issued a call for proposals for the 16th annual Newspapers and Community-Building Symposium.
The symposium will be Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010, in Omaha, at the community paper trade associaiton’s annual convention. The deadline to submit one-page proposals is Feb. 12, 2010. Suggested topic areas include newspapers encouraging community involvement, addressing a diverse audience, using new technology, and solving advertising, ethical and legal issues.
“The purpose of the symposium is to bring journalism educators and publishers together in a forum that encourages discussion about current research that is relevant to community newspapers. We seek research and case studies relevant to newspapers with less than 50,000 circulation,” according to the NNA announcement.