Staff of the ECA Review newspaper attended the 2014 Newspaper Symposium in Calgary held the weekend of January 24, 2014. The two-day symposium, held by the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association, included guest speakers and informative seminars for those in the industry.
Design expert Lisa Myers-Sortland attended sessions on improving Designs with Adobe Illustrator, Editing News and Feature pages for impact and using Creative Suite to enhance workflow. Gayle Peters and Shannon Noble, advertising staff, benefitted from sessions on developing creative advantages to sales and design capacities. Journalist Brenda Schimke and reporter Katie Davis attended seminars on enhancing photographic punch, writing for more impact and designing articles to be visually evocative. Publisher Joyce Webster introduced speaker Ron Reason during his seminar and attended talks on leadership and marketing.