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Published:July 24th, 2009 10:00 EST
Don't Miss it!  State Gov't Journalism Conference-in Indiana

Don't Miss it! State Gov't Journalism Conference-in Indiana

By SOP newswire2

Hello. We want to make sure you know about the 2009 Capitolbeat conference, an Aug. 20-22 gathering in Indianapolis that`s specifically intended for reporters and editors covering state government--though it`s open to anyone who wants to attend.

If you`ve already signed up, that`s great. If not, now`s the time. Our early bird registration rate of $125 has been extended through the end of July. Students get a bigger break, a $75 rate.

Based at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, the conference also offers a Saturday-only registration rate for those of you who are super-busy.

The conference will help new and seasoned reporters get ready for the hot topics of 2010:

- Redistricting
- Post-recession fallout
- Health care reforms and Medicaid
- Gaming expansions as a state revenue source
- Higher education funding
- Environment

If you want to, you also can learn more about the impeachment and Senate trial of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich from the lead prosecutor in the proceeding, David Ellis.

But don`t worry. Not all topics are heavy. We`ll also have panels about utilizing Twitter, posting audio files, blogging, even writing resumes.

For more conference details and to sign up, check out our Web site:

http://capitolbeat.wordpress.com/capitolbeat-2009-welcome-to-indianapolis/

Know anybody else who`d benefit from the conference? Make sure they know about it.

Thanks for your time.

Adriana Colindres, on behalf of Capitolbeat