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February 2010

Explore the Word of Finance at the Spring 2010 Convention

The INBA Spring 2010 Convention in Oak Brook will include a Saturday morning session on finance and business reporting.

Stock analyst for David Brady is President of Brady Investment Counsel in Geneva, IL. He will join WBBM-AM anchors Kris Kridel and Sherman Kaplan, who host the Noon Business Hour. Their producer Andy Giersher, who is a former trader, will also take part. Brady will be on hand to offer perspective from the financial world.

Online convention and hotel registration are now open.  Click here to sign up!

INBA Expresses Concern About Closed Senate Meeting

This week, INBA President Melissa Hahn voiced the organization's concerns to Illinois Senate President John Cullerton about a recent closed-door meeting.  Read her letter here.

News cuts at ABC

From tvnewser.com at 2 PM Feb 23

ABC News has begun the process of eliminating 300 to 400 positions at the news division by asking employees to participate in a buyout of their services.

In a move that has been rumored for weeks, and coming on the heels of layoffs at CBS News, ABC's cuts are a combination of union and non-union jobs affecting all areas of ABC News.

Must Read Article on Journalism v Non-Journalism and Social Media

This sums up what many of us have seen on a smaller scale, and have been concerned about.  There's a huge difference between "posting" and "news reporting."

 

www.buffalonews.com/2010/02/23/966026/social-networks-drove-ub-coverage.html

When did things change?

 

Cullerton bars reporters from meeting

Chicago Tribune

Enter the 2010 SINBA Awards Competition Today!

Once again, Illinois' professional broadcast journalists will honor student excellence with the annual SINBA Awards.  The contest is open to broadcast news and sports students in the state currently enrolled in radio, television, and related graduate-level programs

Deadline for entry is March 12, 2010.  Winners will be announced at the annual awards banquet, part of the INBA Spring 2010 Convention in Oak Brook.

Links to download awards materials:

2010 SINBA Awards - rules and categories - entry form - payment/entry instructions

You don't need to be a student member of INBA to enter the contest... but why not join INBA today and get the full benefits of membership, including discounts to conventions, the monthly TuneIN newsletter, and access to a network of radio and television professionals?  Contact the SINBA (Students in the Illinois News Broadcasters Association) chapter at your school or sign up online.

SINBA 2010 Awards - Categories

Television

* OUTSTANDING HARD TELEVISION PROGRAM: (Hard category: Topical news) Awarded for content and production of a regularly scheduled local program that runs from 15 minutes to half an hour. It must be produced by students and transmitted on a television or cable facility to a public audience. Each institution is limited to one entry. (This award goes to an institution; NOT an individual producer)

* OUTSTANDING SOFT TELEVISION PROGRAM: (Soft category: Interview show, magazine/feature show) Awarded for content and production of a regularly scheduled local program that runs from 15 minutes to half an hour. It must be produced by students and transmitted on a television or cable facility to a public audience. Each institution is limited to one entry. (This award goes to an institution; NOT an individual producer)

SINBA 2010 Awards - Contest Rules

SINBA (Studnets in the Illinois News Broadcasters Association) is pleased to award students in Illinois who have excelled in broadcast production in both radio and television. All entries should be submitted on DVD, VHS, or audiocassette tape or audio CD; each category should be entered on a separate tape.

What work is eligible?
Eligibility includes undergraduate work done for a college, university or commercial radio or television station or cable outlet. The submission must be the original work of the entrant. A signature of authenticity from a news director, executive producer or SINBA advisor must accompany each entry.

Students may enter work:
- If an undergraduate working or volunteering for a college or university TV or radio station did it.

Tweeting Etc. in Court

Here's another mention of the use of social media in the courts, this one in Baltimore:

www.poynter.org/column.asp

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