This year’s Mauck/Stoufer Workshop includes a more interactive format designed to provide participants with multiple contacts with their professional coaches.
• The program will build your interviewing, writing and story development skills!
• We continue the Mauck/Stoufer Workshop tradition of one-on-one conferences with a writing coach!
• It is your chance to build relationships with experienced professionals and journalists facing similar challenges!
Registration fee: $125
Deadline: Thursday, September 26
WHO WAS HENRY MAUCK JR.?
A professional journalist, and a great guy
The Mauck/Stoufer Workshop is named for the late Harry Mauck, Jr., and his wife, Genevieve Mauck Stoufer. A native of Hubbard, Iowa, Harry Mauck, Jr., was the longtime editor of the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil.
Harry mentored many young journalists during his long and distinguished career. After his death in 1973, his widow contributed $10,000 to establish the Harry Mauck, Jr., Professional Improvement program to provide ongoing training opportunities for journalists.
The program is administered by the Iowa Newspaper Foundation in cooperation with Iowa’s three journalism schools and with Harry and Genevieve’s daughter, Fredrika “Ricky” Herrick, of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Decades after his passing, Harry Mauck’s influence on Iowa journalists continues.
Meet the presenters
9:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions
(KISS, as in Keep it Simple Stupid)
Presented by Randy Evans
Too many writers make their writing too complicated. Their sentences are too complicated. Their stories, rather than being straight forward, have too many twists and turns.
10:45 a.m. Break
Presented by Rox Laird and Jared Strong
The Electronic Document Management System is one of the nation’s first court systems to provide complete online access to court records at the district level. More than 6.5 million documents are filed online through EDMS and is a valuable tool to journalists.
Presented by Rick Morain
Being a journalist means writing stories that occasionally step on toes of people you know and meet in your community. How do you maintain good relationships with those you cover? What’s the secret? Being fair? Being available to listen to their complaints/criticism after the story appears? We’ll discuss these ideas over lunch.
Presented by Abigail Pelzer, Marshalltown Times-Republican
What are the latest changes to the AP Stylebook? The online version provides a quick, easy way to check your work and is filled with additional helpful tools.
1:45 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Meet with coaches to discuss next steps
October 3 – First session to be held in Des Moines. Students and coaches both attend. This kick-off session includes breakouts and time for the coaches to get to know their students.
By Friday, October 11 – Students send 2-3 writing samples to their coach and coaches schedule sessions with their students for the following week. Week of
October 14 – Coaches hold sessions with their students (either remotely via Skype, google hangouts, etc. or in person)
By Friday, October 25 - Students send second batch of 2-3 writing samples to their coach and coaches schedule sessions with their students for the following week.
Week of October 28 - Coaches hold second sessions with their students (either remotely via Skype, google hangouts, etc. or in person)
Program is completed by November 4. Participants to be awarded certificate of completion and recognized in the INA Bulletin.