In Sunny Minneapolis at the AABP Summer Convention

Summer 2009

Summer 2009

Beginning Thursday, I’ll be in Minneapolis at the annual summer conference of the Alliance of Area Business Publications. The organization represents 70 publications that deliver customized regional business news to more than 1.2 million business pros in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Australia. Members include the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Crain’s family of newspapers and magazines like Florida Trend.

The conference includes various sessions for publishers and editors. I’ll be moderating one on the emerging role of social media in business news reporting. Our panelists are Alan Baker of Crain’s Detroit, Eric Olson of the Springfield Business Journal, and newspaper consultant Kevin Slimp.

I'll tell 'em you said hi.

I'll tell him you said hi.

Other panels address the challenges of staffing and managing a print and online newsroom, what online journalism tools are available, integrated sales and how to maintain value in a down market.

We’re hoping to learn a lot from these sessions, in addition to networking with our fellow business news organizations to see how they’re making it in this choppy economy. And I’m looking forward to checking out Minneapolis, a city I’ve never visited before.

More updates from Minnesota coming soon.


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Little Rock hosted the conference in 2005.

Last year’s event took place in Charleston, S.C., and Denver played host the year before.


One Response

  1. I’m glad you made it safe and sound! Have fun and learn alot. Love seeing your pictures.
    Love you

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