I had the pleasure this morning of addressing a roomful of college students during the annual Missouri College Media Association Conference, held this year at Webster Hall on the campus of Missouri Southern State University.
My talk hit on numerous areas concerning blogging, including:
-How to build readership for a blog
-Uses of public records, including campaign finance reports, lobbyists' reports, court records and SEC filings
-Dos and don'ts of blogging
-How to deal with comments, including bullies who want to put down anyone who disagrees with them.
Other speakers this morning included Neosho Daily News Publisher Rick Rogers, Carthage Press reporter John Hacker, former GateHouse Plus editor Nick Parker, Joplin Tri-State Business Editor Jeff Wells, freelance journalist Tammy Merrett-Murray, Associate Professor of English/Journalism at Missouri Western State University Dr. Bob Bergland, Dave Barr of ESPN Radio, Dr. Chad Stebbins, MSSU professor of journalism, and T. R. Hanrahan, MSSU publications manager.
Thanks to T. R. Hanrahan for the invitation.