WHAT: Northeast Region Meeting

WHEN: Monday, April 11

WHERE: Syracuse University

RSVP: Send region chair Jim Luttrell an email at luttrell@nytimes.com



9:30: Meet for coffee at Syracuse’s Newhouse III in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium. (Info on parking is still TK)


10 a.m.-11:15How to Dominate Coverage of Your Town’s Major Beat In Buffalo, that means the N.F.L. and the Bills. In Syracuse, it’s Orange football and basketball. In many towns, it’s the prep scene. And in all places, it means digitally and in print. Lisa Wilson of The Buffalo News leads the conversation.


11:30-12:45Ring in an Olympic Year Pennant races and N.F.L. camps will be interrupted by the Rio Games. How The New York Times covers those two weeks in August will be different from how The Boston Globe handles it, and that will be different from The Hartford Courant’s approach. Discover ways you can own Olympic coverage in your market. Joe Sullivan of The Globe will moderate. 


12:45-1:30 p.m.: Lunch with Syracuse Students at the Miron Room in Newhouse I, courtesy of the university. 


1:45-3 p.m.:  Working With Today’s Realities The cutbacks that hit medium and larger news organizations over the last decade are hitting the smaller papers now. How do shops of all sizes prioritize and how do they execute their plans. Greg Brownell of Glens Falls chairs the panel and informs us how The Post-Star managed as it has “gone through the Mother of all changes with regard to our coverage of high school sports.”  If you’re not facing it now, you’ll face it in the future. 


3:15-4:30The Newest Digital Tools Did you just blink? You missed another new application that you could use for your web site and your social media campaign. Matt Pepin of BostonGlobe.com keeps us up to date. 


4:30-5 p.m.Regional Business Meeting Jason Murray of  The Syracuse Media Group assumes the role of region chair. We need to elect a new vice-chair and discuss plans for a fall meeting.