Great Plains conference and awards ceremony names keynote speaker

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(Tulsa, OK) – Great Plains Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Tulsa Press Club, will welcome Oprah Winfrey Network President Erik Logan as its distinguished lecturer at its annual conference and awards luncheon April 18 at the Mayo Hotel.

The Great Plains Journalism Awards is a regional contest honoring print, web, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design. The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. More than 790 entries were reviewed in an extensive judging process and the winners will be announced on April 18.

Joining Logan as featured speaker is Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times reporter and 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner. Logan, an Oklahoma native, and Marcum will present workshops to conference attendees.

Following its mission to promote high standards in journalism, the Tulsa Press Club will present its Dan Harrison memorial scholarships to winners in five student categories. Students in attendance also will have the opportunity to have portfolio reviews with Logan and Marcum.

Reservations for the awards luncheon can be made at shop.tulsapressclub.org or by contacting shaun@tulsapressclub.org and 918-583-7737. Entry fees and tickets to the awards luncheon help support the club’s mission of promoting journalistic excellence and journalism education in the region. Luncheon tickets ($40, general admission; $35, media and students) cover conference workshop fees and the post-event happy hour.

For more information, call Ashley Parrish at 918-581-8318 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) or email greatplainsawards@gmail.com. Visit www.greatplainsawards.org for a detailed schedule of the day’s events.

Tulsa Press Club
The Tulsa Press Club was founded in 1906 as a members-only professional organization offering networking, education events and social opportunities. The Tulsa Press Club promotes the highest standards in journalism with an emphasis in recognizing young journalism talent through its annual scholarship initiatives. For more information visit www.tulsapressclub.org.

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