PART 1: The Tucson Shootings – Lessons from a Major Breaking Story Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. CT / 9 a.m. MT / 8 a.m. PT)
Are you ready to handle a major news story in your town? Speakers: Teri Hayt, managing editor, and Poli Corella, metro editor, Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. This webinar will highlight a number of issues when covering a major breaking news story: User-submitted photos and information, multi-media coverage and the effect on Web traffic; the effect on staff; the aftermath and continued follow-up. Specific items to be covered include:
• Steps to develop a newsroom disaster plan including first responders and their roles. • A guide to social media – monitoring and dissecting user contributions. • Working with national media when they come to town. • Providing reporters, photographers and online producers with the right equipment. • Using the appropriate language during a sensitive situation.
PART 2: Social Media: Control It Before It Controls You – Lessons Learned from the "Man with the Golden Voice" Wednesday, March 2, at 11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. CT / 9 a.m. MT / 8 a.m. PT)
When a photographer at The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch used his Flip video camera to record the amazing voice of a homeless man, no one was ready for what came next: pirating of the video, a viral explosion of interest in the video, and the homeless man and the photographer who made him famous. Speakers: Benjamin Marrison, editor, and Alan Miller, managing editor/news, The Dispatch. The staff learned how (and how not) to handle video on the Web. Members of its staff will share insights and tips from that experience.