APME's NewsTrain workshop for journalists coming to Austin Aug. 22-23
Monday, 04 August 2014 13:27

Learn more about video storytelling, data journalism, viral content and change management at a NewsTrain workshop for journalists in Austin on Aug. 22-23. Sponsored by Associated Press Media Editors, NewsTrain has brought affordable, high-quality training to local audiences of journalists, journalism students and journalism educators in cities across the United States and Canada for more than a decade.
Registration for the Austin workshop -- just $75 for two full days of training -- is now open at http://bit.ly/AustinNewsTrain. You can also get information there on a discounted hotel rate and diversity scholarships for the workshop at the University of Texas.
The data journalism session will be of special interest to community journalists, as trainer Paul Overberg, database editor of USA Today, uses the public documents and data available in Kerrville to show what public data you can access in any community to develop enterprising stories.
Your other instructors include:
• Linda Austin, project director for NewsTrain. She will help you create more time for watchdog reporting with a proven technique called beat mapping.
• Meg Downey, former managing editor of The Tennessean in Nashville. She will offer techniques for planning and coaching content across platforms and for managing and surviving change in the newsroom.
• Kathy Kieliszewski, director of photography and video at the Detroit Free Press. She will introduce you to efficient video story forms for digital platforms and provide tips to shoot more effective video on your smartphone.
• Shazna Nessa, former deputy managing editor of editorial products and innovations at The Associated Press. She will help you apply the research on what makes content go viral and also get ready for the next big disruptive changes in news.
To register for $75, go to http://bit.ly/AustinNewsTrain, or for group registrations, email Teresa Cooper, NewsTrain program assistant.


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