Wednesday, March 21, 2012

April 19 social media workshop to feature iPad Today co-host Sarah Lane

Sarah Lane, co-host of iPad Today, the Social Hour and Tech News Today, will be the featured speaker at an April 19 workshop, Communicating in a Changing World: Social Media Workshop.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Shilo Inn. It is sponsored by Media Network Idaho, Idaho ANS and ComDesigns.

Lane worked several years for KRON-TV in the station's San Jose, Calif., bureau, starting out as a production assistant before eventually becoming a series producer and director. Focusing on hi-tech, she produced weekly half-hour newsmagazine programs, documentaries, and wrote for the nightly news.

In February 2001, she was hired by TechTV to be a senior segment producer and an on-air contributor to The Screen Savers, a television show centered around computers, new technologies and their adaptations in the world.

She moved to the TWiT network in 2010, joining Tech News Today and eventually becoming a daily co-host. She and Leo Laport launched a weekly Apple iPad podcast, iPad Today, that July and in March 2011 she and Amber MacArthur co-hosted the first episode of The Social Hour, a weekly podcast focused on social media.

Here is a link to iPad Today 88, which aired March 8:

Other speakers at the event will be Mike Hart of ComDesigns, an Idaho Falls company; Cynthia Price of ChildFund International; Misty Benjamin of the Idaho National Laboratory; and Paul David Menser of

I don't know what the others are going to say, but I am collecting my thoughts on my 35-year media odyssey, from proportion wheels and rubber cement to the agonizing decision of whether to buy an iPad now or wait three months for the newer version (I still occasionally use the Olympia typewriter my parents bought me in high school.)

For more information on this event, contact Teri Ehresman at 521-9882 or at Cost is $30 IANS and NFPW members and $40 for the public.