November 2017 Membership Meeting

Thu, Nov 9 , 2017
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Fairview Community Center
1910 W. County Road B,
Roseville, MN 55113

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“Documenting Time in the Outdoors”

by Bob Timmons: Star Tribune Outdoors Editor

November 2017 Membership Meeting – Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bob Timmons is a longtime journalist who has worked in a variety of roles in the field. He was on the front lines of news as a Page One editor and news designer at the St. Paul Pioneer Press from 1997- 2005. Since spring 2005, he has worked at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He has edited and managed the outdoors section since January 2015.

Timmons will talk about some of the outdoors coverage, and some of his professional reporting experiences from time in the outdoors. He will address common questions about the section, such as how topics are decided, and how photos and words are reported and edited each week.

What makes a good story? What makes a compelling image, or series of images? What about combining the two? Outdoors Weekend has a feature called My Portal Species, written by and illustrated by readers and birders. Timmons will talk about recent contributions, what makes them compelling, and how you can contribute if interested.