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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire To Host
National, Regional Journalists
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: April 20, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — National and regional journalists will lead several discussions later this month at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The UW-Eau Claire communication and journalism department, along with the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, will host the seminars and workshops April 27 and 28 in conjunction with the Ann Devroy Memorial Forum.
A session titled "News Media and Their Audience" will run from 1:30-3 p.m. April 27 in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center. Gary Gilson, executive director of the Minnesota News Council, will lead the discussion.
A panel discussion titled "Editorial Writing: Does It Matter?" will run from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. April 27 in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center. Panelists include David Holwerk, executive editor of the Duluth News-Tribune, a Pulitzer-Prize winner while working as editorial page editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky; Eric Ringham, commentary editor at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune; Mark Gunderman, managing editor of the Chippewa Herald; and Sam Finazzo, editor of the Rice Lake Chronotype.
Nationally known writing coach Clarke Stallworth will lead a session titled "Successful News Writing" from 3:30-4:45 p.m. April 27 in room 310 of Hibbard Hall.
The Ann Devroy Memorial Forum will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in Schofield Auditorium. The featured speaker will be David Maraniss of The Washington Post. He will give a lecture titled "Ann Devroy, Vince Lombardi and Bill Clinton: Which Doesn't Belong, and Why?" Maraniss has won nearly every major award in journalism during his 21-year career with The Post, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for his coverage of President Bill Clinton.
A workshop titled "Secrets of Successful Newspapering" will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 28 in the Badger Room of Davies Center. The Wisconsin Newspaper Association will sponsor the workshop, which will be led by Clarke Stallworth.
A panel titled "Making a Journalism Career" will run from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in room 311 of Schneider Hall. Panelists include Maraniss; Mark Matthews, foreign affairs reporter for The Baltimore Sun; and Tom Koetting, enterprise editor of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Matthews will discuss share insights on the challenges and allure of international reporting. Koetting will talk about the impact young journalists can have on a newsroom.
All workshops and seminars are free but require advanced registration because seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call the communication and journalism department at (715) 836-2528 or send an e-mail to
Tickets to the Ann Devroy Memorial Forum are free from the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727. Tickets will be available at the door if any remain.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: April 20, 1999