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The Sylvia and Jim Bashline Writers Fund established

MISSOULA, Mont.– The Outdoor Writers Association of America, in cooperation with the family of former Executive Director Sylvia Bashline, has established the Sylvia and Jim Bashline Writers Fund. The Fund honors the memory of Sylvia and Jim Bashline and is intended to recognize their great contributions to OWAA and the outdoor communication industry. The Fund […]

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‘Outdoor Alerts’ provides daily industry updates for OWAA members, supporters

What’s going on in the outdoors world beyond your backyard? OWAA wants to help you stay up to date with the latest industry happenings; now you can get information from Supporting Groups in a timely manner. Featured on the homepage of Outdoors Unlimited Online, the “Outdoor Alerts” news feed features Supporting Group News Tips. Other […]

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The passing of Sylvia Bashline

It is with heavy heart that we share news of Sylvia Bashline’s passing on Tues., Sept. 20. Sylvia served as Executive Director of OWAA from 1984-1994, and it was her dedication to the organization that made us what we are today. We send our condolences to Sylvia’s family and friends, and recognize the great loss […]

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Session recordings available from Salt Lake City conference

MISSOULA, Mont. – Curious what you may have missed from OWAA’s latest annual conference? Outdoor Writers Association of America has released video content from the 2011 annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Select sessions are available for immediate download ($15 each), or for purchase on DVD ($20 each). For those unable to attend conference, […]

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Registration opens Sept. 1 for 2012 OWAA Annual Conference

MISSOULA, Mont. – Conference and lodging registration for OWAA’s 2012 annual conference will open online Sept. 1, 2011 at, for all OWAA Members and Supporting Groups! Make your reservations early to get in on this once-in-a-lifetime event. Why Chena Hot Springs Resort? The authentic Alaskan resort has a range of story material on-site and […]

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OWAA welcomes bloggers as members

OWAA welcomes bloggers as members Board of Directors announces new, revised membership criteria MISSOULA, Mont. – At the recent summer board meeting, Outdoor Writers Association of America’s Board of Directors voted to establish membership criteria for Digital Media Journalists. They also updated membership criteria for three options: Lecturers; Book Authors; and Website Content Director, Writer, […]

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