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Published:July 29th, 2009 09:47 EST
Journalism Conference-next month-Final Week for Discount!

Journalism Conference-next month-Final Week for Discount!

By SOP newswire2

Hello. We want to make sure you know about the 2009 Capitolbeat conference, an Aug. 20-22 gathering in Indianapolis that aims to help reporters and editors covering state government, including student journalists.

The conference is 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 for professionals has been extended through the end of July. The student rate is even cheaper, just $75.

Based at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, the conference also offers a low-cost, 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? Please pass this along to them.

Thanks for your time.

Adriana Colindres, on behalf of Capitolbeat