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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
Fax:     (239) 590-1066

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FGCU Florida Institute of Government Presents "Writing and Publishing Winning Newsletters" Workshop

WHO     FGCU Florida Institute of Government, for managers and employees from both the private and public sectors

WHAT     "Writing and Publishing Winning Newsletters" full-day workshop from the Florida Institute of Government's Writing Programs. The course will help participants plan, write, edit and publish both formal and informal newsletters either printed in hard copy or distributed via the Internet. Attendees will learn how to write both hard and soft news, and receive tips for using photography as well as ideas for making the newsletter attractive, readable and understandable. The class will not cover the technical aspects of electronic newsletter publishing. Participants should be competent composing in Microsoft Word. Jim Jacoby is instructor for the course.

WHEN     8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 30

WHERE     FGCU Broadcast Building Room 111

WHY     To learn how to:

     Develop a plan for publishing a newsletter that can help meet the organization's communication goals

     Develop potential story ideas and identify primary news sources

     Gather information and conduct effective interviews

     Analyze the audience

     Understand the strategy behind and write hard and soft news stories

     Edit news articles for clarity, brevity and understanding

     Design your newsletter using standard word-processing software

     Incorporate photography and graphics in the newsletter to add interest

COST     $94

CONTACT     Joanne Hartke at (239) 590-7815 or

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