We are a week away from the Great Plains Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Tulsa Press Club.
Registration starts at 11 a.m. The event starts at 11:30. The event is at the Mayo Hotel, 115 W. Fifth St. in Tulsa, Okla.
Here is the schedule for the day:
11:30 a.m.: Luncheon begins with emcee Jennifer Loren, presentation of the Dan Harrison Memorial Scholarships, and keynote speech from Anthony Mason, distinguished lecturer and CBS News anchor
1:15 p.m.: Q&A with Anthony Mason
2 p.m.: Reporting Today with Hailey Branson-Potts
3 p.m.: Life in Real Time with Mark Potts
4 p.m.: On the Scene with Hailey Branson-Potts and Mark Potts
5 p.m.: Reception
Tickets to the luncheon are $40 or $35 for media personnel. Afternoon conferences are free to attend. Tickets can be purchased at shop.tulsapressclub.org or contact Kelly Nash at 918-583-7737 or email@example.com.
Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Hillcrest HealthCare System, ONEOK, ONE Gas, Trust Company of Oklahoma, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa World
The event’s distinguished lecturer at its annual conference and awards luncheon is Anthony Mason, CBS News’ senior national correspondent and co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday.”
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.
Mason got his start in Tulsa at KJRH, channel 2 before making his way through other markets until landing at CBS. There he’s covered a number of beats and is known for his interviews on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
Joining Mason as featured speakers are Hailey Branson-Potts and Mark Potts, reporter and videographer from the Los Angeles Times who won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
Hailey Branson-Potts grew up in Perry, Okla., and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Mark Potts is a native of Enid, Okla., and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a master’s degree in broadcast journalism. Both 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 Mason.
For sponsorship information contact Kelly Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org and 918-583-7737.
2017 Finalists include:
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Arkansas Democrat Gazette Magazines
John Sykes, Jr.
Jordan P. Hickey
Marisa M. Cummings
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Omaha World Herald
Santiago Carlos Ayulo
Sarah Baker Hansen
Steven M. Sipple
The Baker Orange
The Daily O’Collegian
The Des Moines Register
Tulsa World Magazine
Conference workshops are free to attend. Awards luncheon tickets are $40 for individuals, and $35 for students or media personnel. Tickets are available at shop.tulsapressclub.org.
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. Visit tulsapressclub.org for more information.