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The ratings are in!

JUST RECEIVED WORD from Layne Bruce, Executive Director of the Mississipi Press Assn. I had asked Layne to let me know about feedback from my workshop there in mid-June.

z MPA FLYERFrom Layne’s e-mail:

“A total of 17 individuals who took part in our post-convention survey responded to the  item regarding your session. Of those, 6 rated the session “excellent” (highest mark); 5 rated it “very good;” 5 rated it “good;” and 1 marked it “poor.” None marked it as “fair.”

“This is a good response from the crowd in terms of the actual number of responses we typically receive. It also is an exceptional speaker rating from our crowd.

“Thanks very much for being a part of the convention. We look forward to working with you in the future.”

Dunno what the story is behind the “poor” rating—probably something I said.

I’ll take 16-out-of-17 any day!

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Mississippi: A fun workshop!


THANKS TO LAYNE BRUCE and his staff at Mississippi Press Assn. for the opportunity to present a design workshop to MPA members on Saturday. It was a lively session and offered me the chance to spread the news about community newspaper design and the Francis A. Henninger Grant Program.

Some of those attending offered pdf files of their pages and I believe the evaluations were helpful. Discussion was lively and the give-and-take was fun!

My visit also gave me the chance to chat with Jack Ryan, Publisher of the Enterprise-Journal in McComb. And I met Ronda Rich, an energetic and bright writer. I’m looking forward to getting some tips from Ronda on my next book!

Thanks again, Layne!

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