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Conference speakers, April 13

Virginia Press Women Spring Conference

April 12–13,  Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Va.

Keynote Speaker:

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Christina Nuckols, editorial page editor of the Roanoke Times. She is a former reporter for the Roanoke paper and the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, and a former editorial writer for the Virginian-Pilot. She took her current post in 2011.





Luncheon Speaker: 

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Jessie Knadler, Rockbridge County author and blogger. She writes a popular blog called “Rurally Screwed” and is the author of a cookbook, Tart and Sweet, and a new memoir, Rurally Screwed: My Life off the Grid with the Cowboy I Love. She also recently appeared on Katie Couric’s new TV interview show.

 

http://www.jessieknadler.com/writer




Sessions:

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University Communications:

Jeff Hanna, executive director of communications and public affairs at Washington and Lee University, offers insight from his 30+ years in communications at four universities, specially the changes wrought by social media.  Learn how W&L has incorporated blogs, Twitter, Facebook and a social media team composed of students to deliver its messages.





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Storytelling with Journalism and Theatre:  Kimberly Jew and Doug Cumming, W&L professors (of theatre and journalism, respectively) share tales of their collaboration on both a play and a book, "Lexington's Letters to the Editor," a folksy look at the area's history through 200 years worth of letters to the local newspapers.



Need More Scoop?

Contact conference directors Julie Campbell at JCampbell@wlu.edu 540-458-8956 or Kim Loehr at kiml@lightning.org 804-314-8955 or 804-272-1627