Nebraska Press Women’s conference to discuss nonprofit news media | Lifestyles

Telegraph Staff Reports

YORK — Are Nebraska’s new nonprofit news outlets part of a new media mix, or are they the first wave for the future of the newspaper industry?

It’s a question that will be the subject of the morning session at the Nebraska Press Women’s Spring Conference on April 23 at the Best Western Plus, on the south side of Interstate 80 in York.

The presentation “The Nonprofit News Movement Comes to Nebraska” will feature Matthew Wynn, editor of Flatwater Free Press, and Cate Folsom, editor of the Nebraska Examiner. The two publishers will discuss the structure of their nonprofit organizations and their use of freelance and salaried writers, NPW said in a press release.

The Flatwater Free Press website describes the publication as “Nebraska’s first independent, nonprofit newsroom focused on the investigative and reporting that matters,” while the Nebraska Examiner describes itself as “obstinate.” Principles. Dedicated to Nebraska news.

During the midday lunch, winners of the high school and professional NPW communications competition will be recognized and three women will be inducted into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame.

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The afternoon program will be a panel discussion titled “Keeping Publishers Happy”. Newsroom and PR editors will address age-old issues between editors and writers. Some of the topics, which apply to both full-timers and freelancers, will include being ready with story ideas, accepting assignments gracefully, and knowing who the readers are.

The conference will end at 4 p.m.

Registration for the day is $45 for members and $55 for non-members; lunch only, for members or non-members, is $25. The deadline is April 13.

Registration can be done online at, or by mail to NPW Treasurer Barb Batie, 43590 Road 761, Lexington, NE 68850. Registrants must include: name, address, phone number and email address. Make checks payable to Nebraska Press Women.

For more information, contact NPW President Lori Potter at 308-234-5974 or