Engage readers through your editorial page

Award-winning editorial writer Michael Smith of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal explains how he crafts his editorials, and offers pointers for keeping the community conversation vibrant, all while maintaining a fast-paced newsroom.

Smith is the executive editor of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal, as well as three North Carolina newspapers — the Gaston Gazette, Hendersonville Times-News and Shelby Star. He’s a two-time Best of GateHouse Editorial Writer of the Year, edging out writers from larger papers like the Columbus Dispatch and Providence Journal for the honor. Independent judges in the 2016 Best of GateHouse contest said this of his writing: “Michael Smith’s editorials cast clear moral purpose in strong language.”

“Engaging Readers Through Your Editorial Page”
11 a.m.-Noon PDT, Thursday, March 23
$35 for CNPA members

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