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Our job: Get it right and be present

During one of the first Little League baseball games I covered as reporter and photographer, I was confronted by a gentleman who asked me to explain the Little League rules that govern subbing in a player who is not in the batting order.
I suspected it was a test, and that he knew the answer. 
I was already familiar with the far too prevalent notion that women knew nothing about sports and really had no business participating in them. I knew, too, how to read a face, and was fairly certain my interrogator had the same attitude about female reporters.

Excellence in Journalism Conference set in San Antonio

The Society of Professional Journalists 2019 Excellence in Journalism conference is scheduled Sept. 5 - 7 in San Antonio.
Partners in the conference are the Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
The conference provides journalists with the industry’s best training and networking opportunities. In addition to training sessions, the event features a large journalism expo and career fair.

Mission One: Revenue conference coming back to Austin Aug. 15-17

“Mission One: Revenue” conference is coming back to Austin for the 2019 event Aug. 15-17 at the Austin American Statesman, 305 S. Congress. 
Texas Press is a sponsor, along with Inland Press Association, the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and The Blinder Group.
The conference starts Thursday, Aug. 15, with sessions from 1 to 5:15 p.m. and continues Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8:15 until 11:45 a.m.

WTPA plans golf outing

DECATUR – The West Texas Press Association is hosting a Robert Burns Memorial Golf Outing Thursday, July 18, at the Decatur Golf Course as part of the annual WTPA convention.
Entry fee of $69 includes green fee and cart. Proceeds benefit the WTPA scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded annually to college students studying journalism.

STPA members share revenue ideas, tour museum

Showing off sweepstakes awards from the STPA Better Newspaper Contest are (from left) Vince Leibowitz, The Colorado County Citizen, Division 1; Ken Cooke, Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post, Division 2; and Shannon Crabtree, The El Campo Leader-News, Division 3.

South Texas Press Association members were treated to stories of the hot type era when they toured the Texas Czech Heritage Cultural Center, which includes The Czech Newspaper Museum.

Industry News

Moser Community Media acquires Sulphur Springs News-Telegram
SULPHUR SPRINGS – Hopkins County Publishing, LLC, has acquired the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram, Country World, Down Home East Texas and the Hopkins County Neighbors publications from Southern Newspapers, Inc.
Hopkins County Publishing, LCC, is part of Moser Community Media, which owns the Mount Pleasant Tribune in Titus County and other newspapers in Northeast Texas.