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Train in social, data, mobile- and 360-video at Norman, Oklahoma, NewsTrain on March 4, 2017
Norman NewsTrain has already happened, and registration is closed. Slides and handouts from this workshop and other recent NewsTrains are on Slideshare.
Come to Norman, Oklahoma -- just 24 miles south of Oklahoma City -- for a full day of digital training on March 4, 2017.
Training Sessions Include:
Registration is just $85 and includes a full day of training, plus light breakfast and lunch.
You Will Learn How To:
The blue and green tracks on the agenda allow for smaller class sizes. All attendees receive the same instruction, just at different times, with one exception: attendees can chose to attend the fake-news panel from 8:40 to 9:30 a.m. that is part of the AEJMC Midwinter Conference or the NewsTrain session on Oklahoma public records from 8:40-9:55 a.m.
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Clifton Adcock is an award-winning investigative reporter for the nonprofit news site, Oklahoma Watch. Based in Tulsa, he covers criminal justice, corrections, mental health and poverty. Before joining Oklahoma Watch in 2013, he was an investigative reporter at the Oklahoma Gazette, covering Oklahoma City government and issues such as campaign finance, health care and water. Earlier, his beats included tribal affairs and public schools at the Tulsa World. He has also reported for the Great Falls Tribune in Montana and the McAlester News-Capital and the Muskogee Phoenix in Oklahoma. The native Oklahoman holds bachelor’s and master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. @CliftonHowze
Bill Church is senior vice president of news at GateHouse Media and APME's president for 2016-17. Previously, he served as GateHouse's Southeast regional editor and executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida. The Herald-Tribune and Tampa Bay Times won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting. A University of Oklahoma graduate, Bill was a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 2016, GateHouse Media Editor of the Year in 2015, Robert G. McGruder Diversity Leadership Award recipient in 2010 and a McCormick Fellow in 2006. @BillChurchMedia
Socrates Lozano is the national technology coordinator and photojournalist for The E.W. Scripps Co. Based on its national desk in Denver, he has used 360-video to cover breaking news, including Hurricane Matthew, an experience he wrote about for Journalism 360. He has coordinated coverage of major news events, such as the 58th Presidential Inauguration and 2016 political conventions, as well as built custom workflows and implemented new technology in the newsroom. He has 11 years of experience producing broadcast stories for both local and national news shows. From hurricanes to floods to fires, he's covered nearly every type of natural disaster, striving to bring the human touch to victims' stories. He describes himself as a storyteller who is always looking for a way to connect emotionally to his audience. @SocratesLozano
Joey Senat is one of the foremost authorities on Oklahoma’s open-records law. He is the author of the textbook, "Mass Communication Law in Oklahoma," and has taught media law at Oklahoma State University since 1998. His model letter for public-records requests is widely used. He has received numerous teaching awards, including and
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 (Kansas) Eagle. @bydanielvictor
What you need to know about virtual reality and 360-video With 360-degree cameras now costing as little as $200, is it time for your newsroom to experiment with virtual reality and 360 video? Find out from instructor Socrates Lozano how to get started.
Using social media as powerful reporting tools Social media can be used as powerful reporting tools, which are valuable whether you're facing a big breaking news story or an enterprise project. Learn from Daniel Victor how to use social media platforms and complementary websites to locate expert and “real people” sources, crowdsource using Google forms, and curate social media to augment your own content.
Viral video: shooting shareable smartphone video Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism studied what makes for successful news video and recommended that reporters shoot fast, raw clips posted instantly from the field, leaving in-depth, more sophisticated video stories to highly trained video journalists. Instructor Socrates Lozano teaches reporters how to produce those clips of under one minute with minimal editing. Learn how to use a tripod and external microphone and sequence your best five shots to create shareable video – without getting in the way of your reporting. Bring your smartphone for the exercises.
Planning for breaking news in a mobile-first, multi-platform environment Join Daniel Victor to identify the strengths of different platforms, and emerge with a checklist for constructing a mobile-first, 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.
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. Learn from investigative reporter Clifton Adcock how to find and analyze data, enabling you to spot the enterprise stories in the numbers, whether your beat is sports, health, business, education, local government or cops and courts.
10 habits of highly effective open-records users What do savvy users of the Oklahoma open-records laws know, and how can you apply their techniques to your coverage? Learn how to make better use of public records in your coverage with OSU Professor Joey Senat, the foremost authority on Oklahoma's Open Records Act.
NewsTrain's 2016 donors include The Associated Press, The APME Foundation, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Scripps Howard Foundation, GateHouse Media LLC, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP and APME past and present board members.