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John Rosengren

Education Series: Narrative Journalism and Story Telling

Writer John Rosengren focus of February 7 event Registration is underway for the next event in MMPA’s 2012 Education Series. Award-winning freelance writer John Rosengren leads a discussion about finding, writing, and running stories that transcend various platforms and endure over time.  He'll draw upon his 30 years of experience writing stories for more than 100 publications, ranging from Reader's…

Q&A with Warren Ryan

By Michael Lotti

Keeping in the swing with specialty publications Minnesota’s long, harsh winters (2011-2012 excepted, to be sure) may make the golfers of our state even more passionate about their sport than, say, their Floridian counterparts. At least, they’re passionate enough to support four issues of Minnesota Golfer each year. We caught up with Warren Ryan, Minnesota Golfer’s editor, as he and his staff were…

Minnesota Business Hires Publisher; Editors

Recent hires represent new leadership at Minnesota Business magazine, as a new publisher, editor in chief, and assistant editor have joined the publication, owned by Tiger Oak Publications. In May, Stefani Pennaz was hired as publisher. More recently, Sheri O’Meara joined the staff as editor in chief and Dana Johnson as assistant editor. Pennaz previously worked as director of advertising for the…

Gear Up!

By Sherry Collins

Prepare yourself to capture compelling multimedia Are you really set up to do multimedia? Here’s what you need according to Al Tompkins, senior faculty for broadcast and online, from the Poynter insitute.  Phone  Ipod, backup ipod (to record on) and external mike Backup battery for phone Card reader  Extra SD cards 16 GB minimum thumb drive (Tompkins carries at least 3)  IFB earpiece (get a belltone…

Engage Readers Through Interactive Storytelling

By Michael Lotti

By the time his session, “10 Laws of Interactive Storytelling” was about to end, Al Tomkins was only on Law #4. Why? He and his audience were having too much fun with the first three laws he introduced and with demonstrations of the “really cool websites” that he knows so much about. Tomkins’ main point: Interactive storytelling creates better web traffic, more advertising dollars, and—most…