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Train in social, mobile, data and open records at Seattle NewsTrain on Nov. 11, 2017
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Polish your skills in social-media branding and reporting, mobile storytelling, data-driven enterprise and open-records sleuthing. Come to Seattle for a full Saturday of digital-journalism training on Nov. 11, 2017, at the University of Washington.
Training Sessions Include:
Early-bird registration is just $75 and includes a full day of training, plus light breakfast and lunch. The early-bird rate ends Oct. 11, increasing to $85 on Oct. 12.
Fancher will give a keynote speech at lunchtime on ways to bolster your newsroom's credibility called, "True Journalism: The Paradox of Tradition and Transformation."
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.
More on Your Trainers
P. Kim Bui is the editor-at-large for NowThis News, focusing on original, social reporting and breaking news. Before NowThis, she was deputy managing editor for reported.ly, a digital media startup that was on the forefront of social journalism. She specializes in storytelling on the web and has spearheaded breaking news initiatives across digital, print and broadcast companies for local, national and global audiences. She’s also an instructor at the University of Southern California and co-founder of #wjchat, one of the longest running weekly Twitter chats for journalists. @kimbui
Laura E. Davis is an assistant professor of professional practice and the digital news director of the Annenberg Media Center at the University of Southern California. She has worked as a reporter at The Associated Press; a home page, social media and politics editor at Yahoo News; the deputy mobile editor at the Los Angeles Times; and a mobile editor at BuzzFeed, where she helped develop and launch the award-winning BuzzFeed News app. @lauraelizdavis
Stephen K. Doig is a professor of journalism, specializing in data reporting, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Before joining ASU in 1996 as Knight Chair in Journalism, he was associate editor/research at The Miami Herald. Projects on which he worked at The Herald and at ASU have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Award, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the George Polk Award, and other recognition. He regularly does data training for IRE and other organizations, and has held dozens of data workshops in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America. @sdoig
Mike Fancher retired from The Seattle Times in 2008, after 20 years as executive editor and almost 40 years as a professional journalist. Since retirement, he has been involved in several roles in journalism education. He was a Donald W. Reynolds Fellow at the Missouri School of Journalism in 2008-2009 and Reynolds Chair in Ethics at the University of Nevada in 2011-2012. He was founding director of the University of Oregon’s Agora Center for Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement during 2015-2016. Fancher is a board member for Journalism That Matters and the Washington Coalition for Open Government. @MikeFancher
Angela Galloway is a Seattle lawyer and former journalist who has practiced media, open government, intellectual property, privacy and other areas of law. Her media practice has included counseling and representing clients in First Amendment, defamation, copyright, trademark and other matters. She has practiced at the Seattle firms of MacDonald Hoague & Bayless and Davis Wright Tremaine. Prior to law school at the University of Washington, she spent about 15 years as a newspaper reporter in Seattle, Philadelphia, New Jersey and elsewhere. She mostly covered government, politics and social and health issues. She is a board member of the Washington Coalition for Open Government.
Getting your story read: maximizing social media for branding and audience engagement Instructor P. Kim Bui offers tactics and tips to improve your writing on social media, establish your brand, encourage community engagement, and measure how well your social media efforts are working.
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 instructor P. Kim Bui how to use social media platforms and complementary websites to locate expert and “real people” sources, crowdsource using Google forms, and contact a source on social media responsibly and create a social dossier on a person in the news.
Storytelling on mobile: making smart choices Forty-four of the 50 largest newspapers get the majority of their digital traffic on mobile. We need a new storytelling tool kit to attract and better serve our audience on mobile. On a small screen, learn from instructor Laura E. Davis what’s the best way to tell a particular story: digest, explainer, bulleted live updates or what-we-know lists, photo, video, graphic, audio, games, curation, or some combination? And what are the tools to make that happen as efficiently as possible?
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 Steve Doig 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. Bring your laptop for the exercises.
10 habits of highly effective open-records users What do savvy users of the state and federal open-records laws know, and how can you apply their techniques to your coverage? Find out from open-government lawyer Angela Galloway.
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.