Save date for Annual Meetings

Ken Paulson
Ken Paulson

Ken Paulson, president of the First Amendment Center, will deliver the keynote address during the HSPA and HSPA Foundation Annual Meetings and Government Conference in February.

The event Feb. 5-6 will bring together the state’s newspaper executives at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

Mark your calendars for the yearly meeting of the media minds, designed to offer industry ideas and opportunities for collaborating and socializing.

Paulson, also dean of the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University and former editor in chief of USA Today, will bring his signature candor to his session.

His expertise makes him a sought-after speaker.

Previously, he served as editor and senior vice president/news for USA Today. He now serves as a columnist on USA Today’s board of contributors, writing about First Amendment issues and the news media.

Throughout his career, Paulson has drawn on his background as both a journalist and lawyer, serving as the editor or managing editor of newspapers in five states.

He was among the team of journalists who founded USA Today in 1982 before moving on to manage newsrooms in Westchester County, N.Y.; Green Bay, Wis.; and Bridgewater, N.J.; and at Florida Today in Brevard County, Fla.