The APSE Great Plains regional conference will be Sunday, May 7 at The Kansas City Star’s press pavilion building at 16th and McGee streets in Kansas City, Mo. The program is expected to run from about 9 a.m. to 2 or 3 p.m.
There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided. APSE members and those interested in joining are welcome to attend, but please email me at cfickett@kcstar.com if you plan to be here.
Here’s a tentative lineup of what we’ll be discussing:
How to make money off Facebook Live (and other social media tips)
Rachel Crader, digital editor for sports at The Kansas City Star, explains the intangible and monetary reasons to dive into Facebook Live broadcasts and tips for shooting and publishing them.
University secrecy and how to report around it
Fighting FERPA, Title IX and other roadblocks to transparency. Matthew Stephens, now deputy sports editor at The Denver Post, discusses his reporting at The (Fort Collins) Coloradoan about Colorado State men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy’s disciplinary record.
Writers’ discussion
Cody Stavenhagen, Oklahoma football reporter for the Tulsa World, won first place in beat writing during his first season covering the Sooners. His entry included a story that uncovered a troubling past about Heisman Trophy finalist Dede Westbrook, who had been arrested while in high school.
Student discussion
Student journalists in attendance will have an opportunity to ask questions of the other editors and reporters in the room.

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