LegalEase Webinar: Shield Law April 27

Join SCPA for a free web discussion on the basics of the S.C. Shield Law.
SCPA Attorney Taylor Smith and Excecutive Director Bill Rogers will lead the discussion. During this session you'll be able to ask questions and have them answered in real time by Bill and Taylor.
This online discussion is part of SCPA's free LegalEase Web series, sponsored by the SCPA Foundation Smoak Fund. There is no cost for you or your staffers to participate, but you must register by April 24 so we can send you the log-in instructions.

PALMY Rules Available May 1
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Webinar: Rural Journalism: Tracking Agriculture May 18

If you’re in a rural area, there’s a good chance that agriculture is one of the most important topics you can deliver to readers. But where do you start? And how do you keep coming up with relevant ideas? Al Cross from the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues talks about strategies for community papers to attack agricultural issues.

The cost to attend is $35. Sign up today!

Meet the Presenter
Al Cross is director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based at the University of Kentucky. He publishes The Rural Blog, Kentucky Health News and the Midway Messenger. He was a reporter at The Courier-Journal in Louisville for 26 years, the last 15½ as the newspaper’s chief political writer. He was national president of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2001-02. His awards include SPJ’s top award, the Wells Memorial Key, and the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

PALMY Entry Deadline June 1
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Ad Sales Basics June 22

Join us at SCPA Offices in Columbia on Thursday, June 22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., as we cover the basics of advertising sales and get your revenue-producing staff off to a great start!
Ad Basics, SCPA's popular quarterly sales training workshop, is designed for newspaper ad sales employees with less than a year’s experience.
Alanna Ritchie, Ad Director for the S.C. Newspaper Network, will conduct this full-day workshop. A veteran of weekly and daily newspaper sales, Ritchie will help attendees understand sales basics, including selling against competition, dealing with objections, closing skills, basic design and consultative selling.
Attendees will receive our Ad Basics notebook, which contains a wealth of helpful information that Ritchie has collected over the years.
Cost to attend is $45, which includes a boxed lunch.
Register here.

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