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NewsTrain in Washington, D.C., March 17-18, 2011
(REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.)
APME and the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute will host a NewsTrain workshop Thursday and Friday, March 17-18, at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
This will be a two-track, two-day workshop. Pick a track and attend just one day, or attend one track on each day for the full program. Registration costs $50 for one or both days.
If you must pay by check, please contact: Teresa Cooper,
NewsTrain program assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be registered a different way.
Michael J. Berens is an investigative reporter for The Seattle Times, where he has worked since 2004. He previously worked on investigative teams at the Chicago Tribune and The Columbus Dispatch. Michael has won dozens of regional and national awards and twice has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Recent awards include Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE); Clark Mollenhoff for Investigative Reporting; Edgar A. Poe Memorial Award, White House Correspondents Association; Society of American Business Editors and Writers; among many others. His most recent investigative projects include "Seniors for Sale,” which found that thousands of vulnerable adults have been exploited by profiteers or harmed by amateur caregivers in Washington’s 2,800-plus adult homes. Berens is a former adjunct professor for Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism graduate program where he taught analytical journalism techniques.
KAT DOWNS is the Innovations Editor for Graphics at The Washington Post, where she creates data-driven interactive graphics and leads efforts to develop new methods of telling visual stories on the web. Prior to coming to the Post, she designed graphics at The Baltimore Sun and USA TODAY. Last fall, she was part of the faculty of the National Security Reporting Project at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. A native of North Carolina, she studied visual communication at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. email@example.com
MANDY JENKINS acts as "the voice” of Washington D.C. local news startup TBD in social media, overseeing social media strategy and occasionally writing a bit of breaking news. She was previously the social media editor and an online news editor for the Cincinnati Enquirer and a news producer/blogger for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mandy began her career with a Kent State University Master’s fellowship in the newsroom of WKSU, an NPR affiliate in Northeast Ohio. In her free time, she blogs on new media and social media issues at Zombiejournalism.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
RON NIXON is a Washington correspondent for the New
York Times. At the Times he has authored or co-authored investigations into the
Small Business Administration, congressional earmarks, companies doing business
in Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions and lobbying by foreign governments.
Before joining the Times he worked for the Minneapolis Star Tribune on the
paper's investigative team. He also worked for Investigative Reporters and
Editors as training director. Before that he was a reporter for the Roanoke
Times in Virginia. email@example.com
MAXINE PARK is a video journalist for USA TODAY where she reports, shoots and edits her own video stories for . She has covered a wide range of stories from Justice Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearings to the shootings in Tucson involving U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, to the excitement of the World Series. Before joining USA TODAY, Maxine worked for ABC News as a digital journalist out of Phoenix, where she produced stories that aired on ABC NewsNow and the World News Webcast. She also blogged and wrote articles for ABCNews.com. Maxine is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where she earned a bachelor’s in broadcast journalism. firstname.lastname@example.org
MICHAEL ROBERTS is a newsroom trainer and consultant who works with news organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. From 2003-2010, Roberts was Deputy Managing Editor Staff Development at The Arizona Republic, responsible for all newsroom training, served as writing coach, and edited major projects. In Phoenix, Roberts was part of the leadership team that transformed the Republic into one of Gannett's new Information Centers. Outside his own newsrooms, Roberts helped create and launch NewsTrain, designed and taught API's first online seminar for copy editors, and has presented programs for the Poynter Institute, American Press Institute, the Maynard Institute, Freedom Forum, and various National Writers Workshops. Before the Republic, Roberts was Features Editor, AME/Features-Business, and then for 10 years the Training Editor/Writing Coach at The Cincinnati Enquirer. He also worked as a writer and editor at the Midland (MI) Daily News, the Detroit Free Press, and as a senior editor at two magazines. He taught feature writing at the University of Cincinnati and regularly presented programs at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds a masters in training and human resource development from Xavier University. email@example.com
Elaine Kramer, APME NewsTrain project manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, (412) 805-0812
Jack Marsh, Freedom Forum Diversity Institute president, email@example.com
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People attending Ron Nixon's "Crunch Time B" session: download the SPEND zip file (access database)
People attending Michael Berens' "Crunch Time A" session: download the EXCEL FILES zip.