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From a journalist who reported on the civil rights movement and served as a foreign editor to a veteran sports photographer, the 46th annual Newsroom Seminar offers something for everyone.

Registration is open for the Dec. 1 event at the Indianapolis Marriott North.

 Newsroom Seminar & Awards Luncheon

When:Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012

Where: Indianapolis Marriott North

Cost: $65 if registered by Nov. 9 (payment may follow); registration fee increases after that date

Registration: Click here to register online, or return the form that newsrooms received

Information: (317) 803-4772 or

Charles Gusewelle, now a Sunday columnist for The Kansas City Star, will share lessons learned during his storied career with the newspaper. He traveled in Europe, the Middle East, the Soviet Union and Africa while foreign editor for the paper.

Damian Strohmeyer began his career at the Topeka Capital Journal in Kansas and The Denver Post before joining Sports Illustrated 20 years ago.

“This year’s seminar combines traditional journalism with the latest digital strategies to provide training our broad audience can appreciate,” said Darron Cummings, chairman of the News­­room Seminar Committee and staff photographer for The Associated Press’ in Indianapolis.

Editors can register their staffs or download a brochure by clicking here.

Along with national journalists, 11 of Indiana’s own also will present their success stories.

“We hope editors understand Dec. 1 offers more than an awards ceremony,” said Karen T. Braeckel, HSPA Foundation director. “Many of our speakers this year won in the current and past contests. It’s a great training opportunity as well as a day to recognize excellence in journalism in our state.”

As newspapers incorporate more and more multimedia into their products, reporters might wonder how they can do it all.

Justin Cohn, a sports reporter for The Journal Gazette, set trends with his multimedia coverage of the Fort Wayne Komets. An award-winning writer and photographer for The Corydon Democrat, Alan Stewart pulls double duty every issue. And Chris Howell, a Herald-Times (Bloomington) senior photojournalist, demonstrates the reverse as he writes a weekly photo column.

These three journalists will share how they handle the varied tasks regardless of paper size or job title.

Jennifer Imes, content chief for digital at The Indianapolis Star; Sarah Morin, The Herald-Times (Bloomington) digital editor; and Ball State’s John Strauss will discuss best practices in implementing digital strategy.

Four finalists for this year’s Ray Moscowitz Award will serve on a panel discussing watchdog journalism.

Steve Key, HSPA’s executive director and general counsel, will present his annual access session explaining how to respond when officials turn down your valid requests for records.

This year’s seminar features a later start time, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The HSPA Foundation mailed the list of winners and seminar registration information.

If your newsroom did not receive a packet, please call Shawn Goldsby at (317) 803-4772.