Post is preaching to the converted.Be careful driving downtown on the last weekend of the month. Downtown St. Louis Downtown St. Louis is the central business district of St. Louis, Missouri, the hub of tourism and entertainment and the anchor of the St. Louis Metropolitan area. The downtown is bounded by Interstate 64 to the south, Jefferson Ave. will be awash in wandering journalists, each about to participate in a National Writers' Workshop. The same workshops also will be taking place in Seattle, Austin, Tex. and Wilmington, Del., spreading a vast amount of knowledge from coast to coast. These events are sponsored by the Poynter Institute The Poynter Institute is a school and resource for journalism located in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is in close proximity of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library on the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus that was built in memory of Nelson Poynter. , a journalism think tank in St. Petersburg Fla., that sings the song of modern journalism in one-hour speeches and seminars that many editors think are vital to improving their staffs.
Who puts out the newspaper while the speakers are carrying the gospel to the nation is an unanswered question. In St. Louis, at the Marriott Pavilion Hotel ($95 for up to four people in a room), 33 journalists are on the schedule. The group includes seven St. Louis Post-Dispatch The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the only major city-wide newspaper in St. Louis, Missouri. Although written to serve Greater St. Louis, the Post-Dispatch is one of the largest newspapers in the region, and is available and read as far west as Springfield, Missouri. reporters (Dawn Fallik, Pat Gauen, Kevin Horrigan, Jennifer LaFleur, Harry Levins, Bill McClellan and Florence Shinkle), one former reporter (Martha Shirk shirk
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Interestingly, the flyer announcing the event, and praising the speakers to the sky, makes no mention of Poynter. Registration fees and requests for information go to the Post, and hotel reservations go to the hotel. The conferences are discussed, however, on the Poynter web site. The fee is $80 for the weekend, including two meals on Saturday, and there is a reduced fee of $60 for students. Post reporters, who are being ardently wooed to go hear their fellow employees, or to make sure the rooms look full, only have to pay $25, though the price of a beer usually is enough to get a lecture from Levins, Gauen, Horrigan, McClellan or Shinkle (I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
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In the other cities where Poynter exhibits its traveling side show, the fee is only $75, but we offer a hotel bargain. Seattle also permits four in a room, but for $122. Wilmington charges $79 for a single or double, and Austin is a sawbuck more expensive for the same accommodations.
Topics, each completely covered in just 60 minutes, run the gamut from the most basic ("clarity in writing") to the extremely esoteric ("quality TV investigative strategies"), repeating subjects learned in the first year or two of journalism school ("passionate writing" or "covering the burbs") and offering insider tricks ("managing your editor" and "learning to be a writer's editor").
The Poynter web site calls the reporters "the best speakers and discussion leaders in the country," and emphasizes that they are donating their time. But regardless of whether it's a boondoggle boon·dog·gle Informal
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b. for some, a hustle for others or a chance to mingle and rub shoulders for still others, be careful driving downtown that weekend. The journalist you hit might be preparing a story about you.