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GPA SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

NEWSPAPER CRITIQUES
Date: Thurs., Sept. 18, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Gwinnett Daily Post, 725 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
Cost: $25, includes lunch
Moderators: Rick Crotts, Sunday business and sports editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and instructor of communication, Kennesaw State University
Kathy Goldsberry, Lifestyles Editor, Marietta Daily Journal
Robbie Schwartz, Managing Editor, The Walton Tribune
Jim Zachary, Editor, The Valdosta Daily Times

Come join in this rapid-fire roundtable in which you'll get great ideas for putting out quality newspapers through critiques. There will be four parts to this seminar: Layout & Design, News/Editorial (including writing styles, headline usage, news photos and news judgment), Sports (including strength of local coverage, design and photography) and Lifestyles (including article selection, community coverage, layout and design and photography). Bring your newspaper and receive constructive criticism and simultaneously receive ideas on ways to make your paper better and new things to try.

Q & A with GEORGIA SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION
Date: Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: GPA Headquarters, 3066 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30341
Cost: $25, includes lunch
The Georgia Press Association is partnering with the Georgia Sheriffs' Association to bring you this Question and Answer session. This joint seminar will address topics and questions from members of both groups, with members of both groups on hand to respond. Representatives from the sheriffs' offices will be available, along with a newspaper representative, to discuss timely issues.

CIRCULATION ROUNDTABLE
Date: Thursday in October 16, 2014
Location: Macon, exact location TBD
Cost: No Cost, includes lunch
Moderator: R Jay Driskill, News Publishing Company, Rome
Bring your best ideas to share at this roundtable, which always ends with new ideas for you to take back to your own circulation department. Various and current topics will be discussed.

TOUR OF PLANT VOGTLE
Date: Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Plant Vogtle Visitors Center, 7821 River Road, Waynesboro, Georgia 30830
Approximately 30 miles S.E. of Augusta
Cost: No Cost
***THIS TOUR WILL HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS WHO WILL BE TAKEN ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. BECAUSE THE TOUR IS LIMITED, PLEASE BE SURE BEFORE YOU COMMIT THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND.***
The Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, located near Waynesboro in eastern Georgia near the South Carolina border, is one of Georgia Power's two nuclear facilities and is one of three nuclear facilities in the Southern Company system. The tour will include presentations, a short driving tour of the site and a question and answer portion. All attendees must have a valid picture ID and everyone must wear long pants, long-sleeved cotton shirts and no open-toed shoes, as it is a construction site. PLEASE BE AT THE VISITORS' CENTER EARLIER THAN 10:30 A.M.



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or
770-454-
6776


The Place to Start
The Digital Journalist's Legal Guide has the answers
and links to Reporters Committee resources for all
your questions about the legal issues involved in
gathering and disseminating news.


http://www.rcfp.org/


GPA Technology
Video Tuturials

Simple Animation with Adobe Photoshop



InDesign with Video for PDFs



New Rules For Photo Contest







PRESS RELEASES
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Young Harris College Welcomes Largest Entering Class for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
YHC Expands Academic Offerings and Prepares to Open New "Heart of Campus"

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COMEDIAN 'FELON O'REILLY' COMING TO ATLANTA FOR SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT PERFORMANCE TO BENEFIT CANCER SURVIVOR, ATLANTA AREA WRITER JEDWIN SMITH
Posted 8-11-14
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Flatlanders Arts, Crafts Show seeks vendors for
October 11-12 exhibition
Posted 7-25-14
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Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association reports busy "baby season", need for volunteers
Posted 7-7-14
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Last year the GMA partnered with GRPA and cMEcompete to launch an online challenge to determine the most active city in Georgia where Roswell came in first followed by Dallas. This year the challenge has a new name and brand, Active Georgia.
Posted 6-21-14
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Green Power EMC Project to Boost Georgia's Supply of Solar Energy
Posted 6-21-14
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Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker of Atlanta was installed as the 52nd president of the 46,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 7 during the organization's Annual Meeting.
Posted 6-20-14
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Heart Gallery of Georgia Launch

There are nearly 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. Over 101,000 need adoptive homes right now. More than 25,000 age out of foster care every year, at age 18 without anyone, to live on their own, unprepared and unsupported. A team from coastal Georgia is pleased to be launching a statewide initiative that offers hope to this seemingly hopeless statistic.
Posted 5-19-14
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Director Harris Blackwood and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) are pleased to announce the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for FFY 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014 - Sept. 30, 2015).
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HEADLINES


The GPA Annual Convention is set for June (3) 4-6, 2015 at the new Westin Jekyll Island.

The hotel is not currently open but you may begin making reservations at the end of August.


JEKYLL ISLAND, GA. - The Georgia Press Association honored winners of the 2014 Freedom of Information Award and the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest on Friday at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel during the group's 128th annual convention.

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2014 Better Newspaper Contest Winners

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Transparency Project of Georgia

The Transparency Project of Georgia is a grassroots citizens advocacy project that promotes openness in local government. Participate by sharing your experiences as we advocate for open government.

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WHY I LOVE NEWSPAPERS

Dear Members,
The Georgia Press Association is beginning a column-writing campaign to bolster the successes and the importance of our newspapers by well-known Georgians and newspaper men and women like you. Please feel free to use these columns in your newspaper to show your community what a great job you and your fellow GPA members are doing. And by all means, if you feel compelled to write a column to share in the effort, please send it to us. If you have any questions, give us a call at 770-454-6776.

Ashley Biles
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Larry Walker
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Isabella DeMarco
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Lamar Norton
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Brian Kemp
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Neely Young
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Charles Davis
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Jim Zachary
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Aimee H. Madden
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Dick Yarbrough
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Johnny Isakson
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Julia Dyar
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Jack Kingston
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Leonard Woolsey
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Bob Tribble
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Donnell Suggs
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New Georgia Sunshine Laws

GPA General Counsel David Hudson has complied a handbook of the new Georgia Sunshine Laws. After more than a year of work spanning two legislative sessions, an overhaul of Georgia's open government laws was passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor on April 17. The changes in the law are currently in effect. Please download this handbook for a detailed summary of the current Sunshine Laws.




Georgia College Press Association
Student Media Law Project

Ga Open Records/Meeting Laws

This guide was prepared by Valdosta State University
students from the Law and Journalism course in fall 2011 and is
intended to give GCPA members a quick guide to Georgia open
records/meeting law that can be customized for individual colleges and universities. It is not a substitute for legal advice or the Ga Law for Journalist, however.


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Transparency Project of Georgia

The Transparency Project of Georgia is a grassroots citizens advocacy project that promotes openness in local government. Participate by sharing your experiences as we advocate for open government.

www.transparencyprojectofgeorgia.com

 


Georgia First Amendment Foundation

The Georgia First Amendment Foundation advances the cause of oepn government and freedom of information through education and advocacy.

www.gfaf.org