From the Heart Land

Tues, Sept 22, 2015

From the Heartland: KSPA Fall Conference

Welcome to the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s fall conference 2015. Our one-day conference offers your staff these opportunities:

  • A welcome by executive director Eric Thomas along with sweepstakes awards from 2015 State contests, plus other awards
  • In Manhattan and Lawrence, a keynote speech from Mark Goodman, the former director of the Student Press Law Center and Knight Chair at Kent State University
  • Critiques for your publications: web, yearbook and newspaper
  • Breakout sessions from professors, professionals and expert advisers on dozens of topics: photography, yearbook, newspaper, online, broadcast, design and more
  • Chances to tour state-of-the-art college media facilities
  • A day of bonding with your fellow staff members and adviser

KSPA Fall Conference

Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 9pm

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, United States

Manhattan, KS

Student Registration $15 due Sept 17

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Fall Conference Agenda

  • 7 a.m. Buss leaves Free State
  • 8-8:45 a.m. Registration
  • 8:45-9 a.m. Welcome, Opening comments
  • 9-9:40 a.m. Keynote Speaker
  • 9:40-9:50 a.m. Sweepstakes Awards from 2015 State Contest


  • 9:55-10:40 a.m.
  • 10:50-11:35 a.m.
  • 11:45-12:30 p.m.
  • 12:40-1:25 p.m.
  • 3:10 p.m. Arrive back in Lawrence

Keynote: Mark Goodman

Mark Goodman joined Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in January 2008 as the first Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism. Before that he served over 22 years as executive director of the Student Press Law Center, a national organization that serves as a legal advocate for aand educator of student journalists. Goodman has a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a law degree from Duke University. He has taught at a number of institutions including the Poynter Institute, the American University in Washington, D.C., Bowling Green State University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Goodman has received over two dozen national awards for his work in support of student journalism.