Creighton University in Omaha is the site for Nebraska Press Women’s April 20 spring conference, which will focus on “Then, Now and Beyond.” The all-day event includes workshops and a lunch honoring two new inductees into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame, winners of the Nebraska Press Women’s High School Communications Contest and the recipient of the Nebraska Press Women’s Memorial Scholarship. The event concludes with a dinner at which winners of the organization’s Communications Contest will be recognized.
Conference sessions include:
· Lessons from Our Remarkable Foremothers in Nebraska
Eileen Wirth, PhD., chair of Creighton University’s Department of Journalism, Media and Computing and author of the new book “From Society Page to Front Page: Nebraska Women in Journalism,” will share her favorite stories from the amazing women she learned about for the book.
· Managing Your Ever-Changing Career
Amy Gubser, executive career coach, certified resume writer and founder of CareerlaunchUSA, will share insights on what works and what doesn’t in terms of positioning yourself for your next great career opportunity.
· Reporters, Bloggers, Publicists and More
Loretta Carroll, owner of Carroll Communications, and Deena Winter, a reporter for Nebraska Watchdog, are speakers for the final session of the day. They will talk about how their past journalism jobs prepared them for their current positions. Carroll is a former TV anchorwoman, and Winter is a former newspaper reporter.
“I am delighted to welcome a great group of Nebraska’s women journalists to Creighton and think we will have a wonderful day,” said Wirth, who is conference chair. “I am especially excited to share the stories of so many of our foremothers whose contributions to journalism in this state have been overlooked. I assume they will resonate with all of you and hopefully encourage you to celebrate your OWN achievements to our field. Can’t wait to welcome you in April!”
The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues throughout the day, concluding with the 6 p.m. awards banquet. Full-day registration is $50 and includes all workshops and meals; cost is $25 for the day sessions and lunch. Lunch only is $15 and dinner only is $25. The event is open to non-members. Registration deadline is April 10. For details on how to register and a registration form, go to www.nebraskapresswomen.org.
Nebraska Press Women is an organization of women and men from all areas of the communications industry. It provides professional development opportunities and offers a forum for discussion of issues common to members.