INBA Board Meeting (9/20/2013) DeKalb, IL

 Illinois News Broadcasters Association

Fall Board Meeting Agenda

September 20, 2013 DeKalb, Illinois





       A.  Summer 2013 Meeting Minutes

       B.  Strategic Plan/Mission Statement





       A. President-Jennifer Fuller

       B. Vice President-Sue Stephens

            1. Fall 2013 Convention-Brian Adams/Sue Stephens

            2. Spring 2014 Convention-H Wayne Wilson/Tanya Koonce

            3. Fall 2014 Convention – Jennifer Fuller

       C. Treasurer- Tanya Koonce

       D. Executive Secretary- Rich Egger

       E. Recording Secretary- Jenna Dooley

       F. Immediate Past President- Ken Kosek

**Motion to accept Officer Reports**





     A. Standing Committees

          1. Cams/Mics- Jim Grimes

          2. FOIA/OMA- Bob Roberts

          3. Legislation- Amanda Vinicky

          4. Honors and Awards- Benjamin Yount

          5. SINBA Awards- Alex Degman

          6. Financial Committee- Tanya Koonce

                    a. INBA Directory- Jason Parrott

                    b. Scholarship Auction- Dave Dahl

          7. Membership/Outreach/Benefits

                    a. Membership Coordinator-H Wayne Wilson

          8. INBA Mentoring/Tape Critiques- Jenna Dooley

          9. Professional Development- Rachel Lippmann

          10. Nominations/Elections- 

          11. INBA Archives- H Wayne Wilson

          12. INBA Website- Sean Powers

**Motion to accept Committee Reports**




Bob Roberts

INBA is as much about friendship and as it is about achieving common goals. It provides two things individual newsrooms cannot: in-service training, and the ability to speak out on issues affecting the profession. But most of all, it brings newspeople together.

Andrew Tanielian

INBA taught me how to network in a meaningful way. The scholarship process taught me how to endure a hard job interview and thrive.

Ryan Denham

“I recently attended my first INBA conference—and it won’t be my last. The combination of professional and student journalists learning together is electric. Everyone learns from each other and walks away with new friends (and LinkedIn connections). I know I did.”

Molly Jirasek

One of my top goals in my career was to get to Chicago. Thanks to INBA I met Margaret Larkin. She remembered our great conversations about Chicago and first alerted me to a job opening in the city I might be interested in. Lo and behold, I got that job! INBA helped me reach my dream.

Michelle Eccles McLaughlin

INBA is an organization that really caters to continuing education for professionals. It offers a relatively inexpensive way to learn new things, reinforce best practices and network.

Mike Miletich

Joining the INBA was one of my best life decisions. I met some of the best broadcast journalists while I was still a college student. Plus, I ended up getting a job through the connections I made!

Aaron Eades

As a student, it's often difficult to picture what working in the real world will be like. For me, the INBA bridged that gap by giving me the chance to talk to professionals who used to be in the same shoes I'm in now.

Nora Baldner

The support INBA gives to student journalists is vitally important as we all discover how technology is changing news dissemination, INBA monitors and actively encourages truth, transparency and accountability from students and their universities.

Jennifer Fuller

INBA is not only a great networking tool, it also provides advocacy and support for journalists in an ever-changing world.

Alexis McAdams

INBA played a huge part in preparing me for my broadcasting career. The INBA conventions connect students with on-air talent and news directors who give feedback on now to improve your work. Through relationships I made at those conventions, I was able to obtain my first on air reporting job.

Brian O'Keefe

One of the greatest benefits for me has been getting to see and know other parts of the state. I’m not from Illinois and traveling to spring and fall conventions over the years has transformed dots on a map to memories of places that enhance my story telling process.

Jeff Bossert

When I was working in radio for the first time, I had no idea whether I could truly handle the demands. But INBA made me curious and want to improve. Even now, when I’ve maybe worked a lot of hours or planned some stories that didn’t come together for one reason or another, what I learn from an INBA conference gets me re-invigorated about the business.

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