RPD: Thank You, Utah Press

89th in a 2022 Series*

Thanks to the Utah Press Association for inviting The Relevance Project to present to the 2022 Annual Convention on Friday (May 20). The requested “Triple Play” discussion normally takes an hour as it delivers the ingredients of Relevance, an overview of the free resources on www.relevanceproject.net, and the strategic case for newspapers to transform into THE Community Forum. But when the long list of key state legislators started to put the program behind schedule, the hour afternoon slot shrunk to 30 minutes. No problem, The Relevance Project aims to please. We were able to hit all three points, albeit briefer and a bit faster in record time. It did feel odd being the only speaker who wasn’t a politician or public official on the agenda (see the snapshot above). In those situations, The Relevance Project knows it needs only one vote to keep its position — from the person running the conference. Thank you, Executive Director Brian Allfrey for including The Relevance Project in your report to members. Your legislative updates served as a Community Forum of sorts. Kudos for the reminder that there’s nothing stopping press associations from being THE Community Forum as well.

–Tom Silvestri, Executive Director, The Relevance Project

*ABOUT THE SERIES: Our goal is to share a Relevant Point of the Day (RPD) each weekday throughout 2022. Our target is at least 222. Thank you for supporting The Relevance Project. Your success is our focus.

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