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Lincoln, Nebraska, NewsTrain, April 9, 2016
Please join us in Lincoln, Nebraska, and polish your digital skills at a daylong NewsTrain on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Sessions include:
Registration is just $75 and includes a full day of training, plus continental breakfast and lunch.
We are nearing capacity for Lincoln NewsTrain. Avoid the waiting list by signing up today!
What You Will Learn
You will learn how to:
More on Your Instructors
Theodore Kim is an assistant news editor at The New York Times, where he helps guide the night digital report. Previously, he was a Times senior staff editor, editing and producing the home page and flagship news apps. Prior to coming to The Times, he was mobile editor at The Washington Post, helping oversee daily production for the mobile and tablet apps. Earlier, he worked as a reporter for the Dallas Morning News, USA Today and the Indianapolis Star. He is a former national secretary of the Asian American Journalists Association. @TheoTypes
Daniel Victor is a senior staff editor at The New York Times, where he spent his first two years as a social media editor. He now reports for the Times' Express Team, a breaking-news desk that covers news readers are searching for and talking about online. Prior to arriving at The Times in 2012, he ran social media and crowdsourcing for ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom for investigative journalism. Before that he launched a hyperlocal site for Philly.com and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He was a community host for TBD, a website/TV station that covered local news and sports in Washington. He began his career with four years as a reporter for The (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News, where he had almost every beat at the paper: cops and courts, local government, state government, national politics, features and just about everything in between. He wrote for the Centre Daily Times while attending Penn State and enjoyed a summer internship at The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle. @bydanielvictor
Matt Wynn is a developer and watchdog reporter at the Omaha World-Herald, where he oversees dataomaha.com, a collection of interactive and data-driven projects. He also developed curbwise.com, which helps homeowners in The World-Herald's area understand and appeal their home's tax valuation. He previously worked on data projects at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix and Springfield News-Leader in Missouri. He is a former adjunct instructor in precision journalism at Arizona State University and data analyst for Investigative Reporters & Editors. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. @mattwynn
Am I Doing Social Media Right? Maximizing Your Use of Social Media for Personal Branding and Audience Engagement So, you're a journalist on social media, but you're not sure you're taking the right approach. Instructor Daniel Victor offers tactics and tips to improve your comfort on social media, establish your brand, encourage community engagement, and measure how well your social media efforts are working.
Digital Storytelling: Making Smart Choices What’s the best way to tell a particular story: text, photos, video, audio, curation, interactive graphic or some combination. What are the strengths of different digital formats? What’s the time involved to produce them? What works best on which platform and for which audiences? Instructor Theodore Kim will help you answer these questions.
Planning for Breaking News in a Mobile-first, Multi-platform Environment Instructor Daniel Victor will help you emerge with a checklist for constructing a breaking-news coverage plan, including how to deploy staff to utilize social media (both as a news platform and a reporting tool), live-blog and curate other news sources, use crowdsourcing and social media to gather information, verify user-generated content, make the best use of smartphone video, and quickly access relevant public records.
Writing for Mobile With mobile traffic approaching or surpassing desktop traffic at many news organizations, writing specifically for mobile audiences has become crucial. Writing for mobile is like writing for online on steroids. Learn from instructor Theodore Kim the best practices for writing content for mobile readers, with special emphasis on creating engaging headlines for both readers and search engines.
Data-Driven Enterprise off Your Beat How do you fit enterprise stories around the many other demands you face as a beat reporter to write dailies, file Web updates, tweet and shoot video? One way is to take advantage of the plethora of local data available online to spot and develop unique stories for your news outlet. All you need is either you or someone else in your newsroom who can download and sort databases in a spreadsheet program, such as Excel. Instructor Matt Wynn will help you find and analyze data, enabling you to spot the enterprise stories in the numbers, whether your beat is government, sports, the arts, business or education. Bring your laptop for the exercise.
Our National Donors
NewsTrain's 2015 donors included Advance Local, The Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, The Associated Press, The APME Foundation, Scripps Howard Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, GateHouse Media, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Pepper Hamilton LLP and APME past and present board members.