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Norman, Oklahoma, NewsTrain

Join us March 4 in Norman, Oklahoma, for a full day of digital training including how to do 360-video, social media reporting, smartphone video, mobile-first breaking news, data-driven enterprise and public-records sleuthing. Registration is just $85.

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When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
8:00 AM
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Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma
395 W. Lindsey St.
Norman, Oklahoma  73019
United States
Contact: Linda Austin


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For just $85, registrants for Norman, Oklahoma, NewsTrain on March 4, 2017, will learn how to:

  • Identify the equipment and best practices to produce 360-video inexpensively.
  • Use social media as a reporting tool and verify user-generated content.

  • Shoot short, shareable smartphone video using a tripod and external microphone, and sequence the best five shots in sharp focus with high-quality audio.

  • Develop a coverage plan for breaking news that works on multiple platforms, starting with mobile.

  • Identify a data set from your beat that will likely produce a story and sort and filter in Excel to pinpoint a potential story.

  • Apply an open-government state of mind to find useful public records when fleshing out breaking news, covering a beat and developing enterprise stories.

Trainers include:

  • Daniel Victor, senior staff editor for The New York Times, who reports for the breaking-news Express Desk.
  • Socrates Lozano, national technology coordinator and photojournalist for The E.W. Scripps Co. and an expert on using 360-video to cover breaking news.
  • Joey Senat, one of the foremost authorities on Oklahoma open-records law.
  • Clifton Adcock, award-winning investigative reporter for Oklahoma Watch.

NewsTrain attendees regularly rate their training as 4.5, with 5 as highly effective and highly useful. 

For more information, please see bit.ly/NormanNewsTrain.

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