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Live call-in TV show with game wardens is April 8

Vermont Public Television’s “Outdoor Journal” will present a live call-in show April 8 at 8 p.m. Outdoorsman, writer and “Outdoor Journal” host Lawrence Pyne will lead a discussion of the role of today’s game wardens and the challenges they face relating to game management, and fish and wildlife law enforcement. Pyne’s guests will include Vermont’s Chief Game Warden, Col. David LeCours, and Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Wayne Laroche.
During the program, viewers will be invited to call in with questions and comments. VPT will also take questions for the guests in advance starting April 6 and during the show via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail, all of which can be accessed at
The program will be broadcast on VPT and Web cast at
VPT plans to hold a Web chat during the program, where viewers can participate. All questions and comments, whether or not they are used during the program, are passed on to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. ◊

Journalism forum to explore challenges of mobile technology  on newspaper industry

Clyde Bentley, a mobile publishing expert, will convene industry leaders April 19-20 to explore the challenges of mobile technology on the newspaper industry. The free, two-day event in Columbia, Mo., will stimulate conversation about what the future may hold for consumers, reporters and publishers. Held at the Fed W. Smith Forum at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism, featured speakers include mobile newspaper editors and mobile phone industry leaders.

  • Peter Barclay, Founder and Managing Director of Vaya Mobile
  • Will Sullivan, Interactive Director at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Art Howe, CEO and Co-Founder of Verve Wireless
  • Eddie Alvarez, Presentation Editor at The Miami Herald
  • Steve McGuigan, Vice President of Sales for Handmark, Inc.
  • Katie Juhl, mobile manger at National Geographic
  • Clyde Bentley, Reynolds Fellow and host
  • Andy Waters, vice president for interactive media at the Columbia Daily Tribune
  • Amy Gahran, info-provocateur and media consultant

“By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide,” said Bentley, a Reynolds Fellow and associate professor of journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. “We hope this conference will give us new directions and insights to help newspapers figure out how to add mobile phones to their publishing platforms.”

Monday, April 19

  • 9 a.m. – Opening Keynote
  • 10 a.m. – Getting the News to the Phone: Newsroom Best Practices
  • 11 a.m. – State of the Mobile News Industry
  • 1:30 p.m. – Outside Sources for Apps and Software
  • 2:45 p.m. – Alternatives to Apps

Tuesday, April 20

  • 9 a.m. – What’s Next? A Round Table Discussion

Visit for more information. Read the RJI Mobile Blog at ◊

Online survey addresses possible changes to Ohio deer firearms seasons

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife encourages all Ohio white-tailed deer hunters and those with an interest in deer hunting to take a survey at (Direct link to survey here.) The survey will be available through mid-April.
The Division of Wildlife is considering some changes to the current deer firearms seasons. Anyone who would like to comment on this topic is encouraged to take a few minutes to provide some information and answer a few questions regarding preferences of possible new opportunities. Responses to the survey are confidential.
Information provided by hunters through surveys is vital to the successful management of Ohio’s wildlife and the division encourages all hunters to participate. Wildlife biologists use survey data in combination with biological data from wildlife populations to identify ways of improving hunting in Ohio. ◊
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