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Tim McGuire, the Frank Russell Chair in the Business of Journalism at the Cronkite School, will be the keynote speaker for the Arizona Newspapers Association annual meeting and fall convention.
Other Cronkite faculty will lead sessions and participate in panel discussions on topics ranging from computer-assisted reporting to managing a newsroom.
The convention brings together hundreds of editors and publishers from around the state each year for a professional development program and to recognize outstanding journalism work. The focus of this year’s convention, to be held Sept. 20-22, is “Today’s New Media.”
McGuire, former editor and senior vice president of the Minneapolis Star Tribune who now teaches at the Cronkite School, will open the conference on Sept. 22 with a speech on the financial climate for newspapers and how smaller newspapers are faring better than most. The title of his talk is “Whales & Little Fish: A Deep Water Phenomenon.”
Other Cronkite speakers include:
The conference will be held at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale.