The 77th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society, scheduled for April 26-30, 2016, with bourse dates from April 27-30, will include a Numismatic Editor’s Forum and Workshop from 10:30AM-12:30PM on Thursday, April 28.
Moderated by CSNS Centinel Editor Gerald Tebben, the forum will include a panel made up of Steve Roach, Coin World Editor-at-Large; Beth Deisher, a past Coin World Editor; Wayne Homren, Editor of the E-Sylum, the weekly electronic newsletter of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society; and Dave Harper, longtime Editor of Numismatic News.
The forum participants will give the audience their perspectives on the evolving nature of numismatic journalism, the special challenges presented by covering a specialty marketplace, the impact of the internet on numismatic journalism and other topics that the audience may want to explore in a question-and-answer period to follow the panelists’ remarks.
Bruce Perdue, President of the Central States Numismatic Society, said:
“Main stream journalism, including newspaper and magazine publishing, have been significantly impacted by the growing importance and presence of the internet in our society. This forum will give the panelists an opportunity to educate our attendees on how such trends have affected their own specialty area of news coverage and commentary. While the forum will appeal to the wider audience that attends of convention, we especially hope that it will afford a chance for people who may be involved in the publication of newsletters for their local, state and regional numismatic organizations to interact with professionals in the field and take away information that will enhance and improve their own products.”
“While people typically think of our Heritage auctions and our 300+ booth bourse area when our event comes to mind, we are really a whole lot more than just a big coin show. We strive to provide learning opportunities for our attendees that will enhance their involvement in the field and generally go beyond the core commercial aspects of numismatic. CSNS is about learning and knowledge. Our Numismatic Editors’ Forum and Workshop is an example of this commitment.”
The CSNS convention site is located in the Northwest Chicago suburb of Schaumburg at 1551 North Thoreau Drive, roughly ten miles from O’Hare Airport. Complete schedule and hotel reservation details are available on the organization’s website, www.centralstates.info. Patricia Foley, Bourse Chairman for the convention, is in charge of booth sales to dealers. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.