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Join us for the Ohio Newspaper Fellowship Day on April 4!

Event will include Hooper and Collegiate Award presentations!

Don't miss your chance to attend the Ohio News Media and Collegiate Fellowship Day on April 4, 2024 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Quest Conference Center, located at 9200 Worthington Rd Ste 400, Westerville, OH 43082. The one-day event include the award presentations for the Osman C. Hooper Non-Daily Newspaper Competition and the Ohio Collegiate Newspaper and Website Competition along with a luncheon, idea-exchange roundtables, and networking opportunities.

The first half of the day will focus on the award ceremony while the second half will feature the ever-popular newspaper and collegiate roundtables, where ONMA members from across the state can share ideas and issues and also network with each other.

Here are our roundtable themes for this year:

  1. Advertising Ideas: Share ad ideas that have brought revenue in for your papers. No matter how simple they are, here’s your chance to help other papers earn more revenue and take home some ideas for your own paper.
  2. Editorial Ideas and Special Sections: Discuss reader engagement and editorial success stories such as special sections, contests, events, and other features.
  3. New Media Integration: Discuss success strategies for the continually changing world of social media including trends to watch out for and how to integrate social media, videos, podcasts, and more into your paper’s reporting.
  4. Public Records, Sunshine Laws, and Marcy’s Law: Have an open government question you need answered? Has your paper recently fought an open government battle? Now’s the time to share all this and more. In addition, learn how the Columbus Dispatch is dealing with the aggressive use of Marsy’s Law by police departments in central Ohio as a way to not release names of officers involved in shootings.
  5. Best Ideas for Campus: Discuss what collegiate papers across Ohio are doing along with how to address the challenges faced by the collegiate media.
  6. Solutions in the Newspaper Industry: What successes have papers found in the last year in terms of reader engagement, advertising, and circulation? Share your own paper’s success stories and hear what other papers are doing.

There will also be a hot-buffet luncheon.

The Quest Conference Center is located next to the Polaris shopping area and a number of hotels and restaurants.

Registration is now closed. If you have a registration question, contact ONMA staff.

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