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2010 NewsTrain Program in Tacoma
APME NewsTrain / Tacoma, Wash.
Feb. 3-4, 2010

Track 1

Wednesday, Feb. 3, and Thursday, Feb. 4 – TRACK 1

8:30-9

Sign-ins

9-9:20

Intro and welcome – ALL. ROOM: Baker North & South

9:30-11:15

Content Planning for Multiple Media and Multiple Deadlines / Michael Roberts

Why: Story planning currently involves developing stories simultaneously for print and digital.

In this seminar you will learn how non-linear thinking helps you plan coverage on all platforms. You will practice techniques planning coverage of breaking news and enterprise stories, learning to develop from the very beginning the components for publication in multiple media. With tips on keeping your content fresh all day. ROOM: Baker North

11:15-11:30

Break

11:30-12:30

Coaching Blogging / Michael Roberts

Why: Many blog; few do it well.

Different journalists and news organizations have different ideas about what a blog should be. Is it a column? A news and notes compilation? Does it always involve updates? Reader interaction? This seminar teaches effective blog writing styles and also helps editors learn what subjects make good blogs and how best to involve readers. ROOM: Baker North

12:30-1:15

Lunch. ROOM: Cafeteria

1:15-2:30

Interviewing for Audio and Video / Wayne Lynch, NWCN

Why: Great audio is the "bones” of a good video report.

This seminar helps editors learn interviewing techniques that staff members must employ to collect high quality audio that can effectively be used in videos, newscasts and audio slideshows.

ROOM: Baker North

2:30-2:45

Break

2:45-4

The Skeptical Editor / Michael Roberts

Why: Editors want to produce credible journalism, and stretched resources make each look at content increasingly important.

As stories move through a newsroom, they develop a life of their own. What they need are clear-eyed skeptics who zero in on weaknesses. This session will cover how to edit skeptically, how to challenge the numbers as well as the words and how to activate your baloney detector. ROOM: Baker North

4-4:15

Break

4:15-5:30

News Ethics and Values in the Digital Age / Mike Fancher & Ellyn Angelotti

NOTE: This full-group session will tackle different credibility issues on each day, so don’t plan to leave early because you think Thursday’s session is a rehash. It’s not.

Why: News values and ethical decision-making remain critical, no matter the platform.

In a world where anyone can be a publisher, what distinguishes a journalist or journalism organization from the pack? How can you gain public trust through greater public engagement? Learn how to apply your news values to evolving issues of ethics and standards that are developing as new formats and concepts emerge. For example: What are your policies on removing offensive anonymous story comments? How do you police images that may have been altered? Do you use user content in an effective and important way? How do you correct errors? Use your ethical know-how in many different circumstances. ROOM: Baker North & South

4:15-5:30

Thursday

educators session

Journalism Class Exercises That Click. Or Not. / Joanne Lisosky & Michael Roberts

This course is offered on Thursday to all educators attending the NewsTrain.

Why: Students are more engaged and learn better when our classroom exercises click.

At this session, share and discuss class exercises that that worked. And since we learn just as well from lessons don't work, let's share some of those too. Please bring along one of your very best exercise and one that didn't go so well, plus any supporting materials. Bring writing and reporting exercises as well as other mass media ideas. Anything that's share-able, we will assemble and distribute. ROOM: Ranier Room (2nd floor, up escalator and to the right)

5:30-5:45

Wrap-up – ALL. ROOM: Baker North & South


APME NewsTrain / Tacoma, Wash.

Feb. 3-4, 2010


Track 2

Wednesday, Feb. 3 – TRACK 2

8:30-9

Sign-ins

9-9:20

Intro and welcome – ALL. ROOM: Baker North & South

9:30-11

Covering the New America / Bobbi Bowman

Why: We are in the midst of one of the great stories of our lives – a profound change in who makes up our cities; our suburbs; our state, and our country.

The 2010 Census is upon us. The patterns that will be revealed have long-term implications for our labor force; schools; the types of industries that will spring up; the kinds of stores that will open; how much we will pay in taxes, and who will pay for our Social Security. Learn what trends to watch for, and how to find stories in the data. ROOM: Baker South

11-11:15

Break

11:15-12:30

Do’s and Don’ts for Engaging Your Audiences / Doreen Marchionni

Why: Anycitizen can now create and distribute news, collaborate with professional journalists in real time, and select what news to follow, if any, from a dizzying array of choices.

This workshop offers practical do's and don'ts for engaging readers and users in a two-way journalistic conversation.The goal is to give journalists a way to apply the "conversation" concept to our most treasured values -- credibility and authority. ROOM: Baker South

12:30-1:15

Lunch. ROOM: Cafeteria

1:15-2:15

The Big Picture / Ellyn Angelotti

Why: You want to understand the latest developments in the digital transformation of journalism, and particularly, how the news media’s relationship with readers is changing.

Readers no longer are willing to reside at the receiving end of a monologue. This course reviews news consumption trends, and explores the lessons of social communities, innovative news sites and leading-edge technology. With lessons you can take home. ROOM: Baker South

2:15-2:30

Break

2:30-4

Your Data Strategy / What Info to Collect and What to Do With It / Ellyn Angelotti

Why: In an increasingly data-driven environment, journalists must have a strategy for managing this kind of content.

This workshop teaches the fundamentals of news reporting, writing and editing, as journalists tag, organize, unpack and recombine the journalism that we produce. It provides ideas for how to apply technology in new and different ways, and it examines how other Web sites are using data-driven tools that you see, and those that you don’t see. It also suggests ways to help your newsroom create a good data strategy. ROOM: Baker South

4-4:15

Break

4:15-5:30

News Ethics and Values in the Digital Age / Mike Fancher & Ellyn Angelotti

NOTE: This full-group session will tackle different credibility issues on each day, so don’t plan to leave early because you think Thursday’s session is a rehash. It’s not.

Why: News values and ethical decision-making remain critical, no matter the platform.

In a world where anyone can be a publisher, what distinguishes a journalist or journalism organization from the pack? How can you gain public trust through greater public engagement? Learn how to apply your news values to evolving issues of ethics and standards that are developing as new formats and concepts emerge. For example: What are your policies on removing offensive anonymous story comments? How do you police images that may have been altered? Do you use user content in an effective and important way? How do you correct errors? Use your ethical know-how in many different circumstances. ROOM: Baker North & South

4:15-5:30

Thursday

educators session

Journalism Class Exercises That Click. Or Not. / Joanne Lisosky & Michael Roberts

This course is offered on Thursday to all educators attending the NewsTrain.

Why: Students are more engaged and learn better when our classroom exercises click.

At this session, share and discuss class exercises that that worked. And since we learn just as well from lessons don't work, let's share some of those too. Please bring along one of your very best exercise and one that didn't go so well, plus any supporting materials. Bring writing and reporting exercises as well as other mass media ideas. Anything that's share-able, we will assemble and distribute. ROOM: Ranier Room (2nd floor, up escalator and to the right)

5:30-5:45

Wrap-up – ALL. Room: Baker North & South


APME NewsTrain / Tacoma, Wash.

Feb. 3-4, 2010


Track 2

Thursday, Feb. 4 – TRACK 2

8:30-9

Sign-ins

9-9:20

Intro and welcome – ALL

9:30-10:30

The Big Picture / Ellyn Angelotti

Why: You want to understand the latest developments in the digital transformation of journalism, and particularly, how the news media’s relationship with readers is changing.

Readers no longer are willing to reside at the receiving end of a monologue. This course reviews news consumption trends, and explores the lessons of social communities, innovative news sites and leading-edge technology. With lessons you can take home.

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-12

Do’s and Don’ts for Engaging Your Audiences / Doreen Marchionni

Why: Anycitizen can now create and distribute news, collaborate with professional journalists in real time, and select what news to follow, if any, from a dizzying array of choices.

This workshop offers practical do's and don'ts for engaging readers and users in a two-way journalistic conversation.The goal is to give journalists a way to apply the "conversation" concept to our most treasured values -- credibility and authority.

12-12:45

Lunch

12:45-2:15

Your Data Strategy / What Info to Collect and What to Do With It / Ellyn Angelotti

Why: In an increasingly data-driven environment, journalists must have a strategy for managing this kind of content.

This workshop teaches the fundamentals of news reporting, writing and editing, as journalists tag, organize, unpack and recombine the journalism that we produce. It provides ideas for how to apply technology in new and different ways, including mash-ups, mapping, graphing and more and it examines how other Web sites are using data-driven tools that you see, and those that you don’t see. It also suggests ways to help your newsroom create a good data strategy.

2:15-2:30

Break

2:30-4

Covering the New America / Bobbi Bowman

Why: We are in the midst of one of the great stories of our lives – a profound change in who makes up our cities; our suburbs; our state, and our country.

The 2010 Census is upon us. The patterns that will be revealed have long-term implications for our labor force; schools; the types of industries that will spring up; the kinds of stores that will open; how much we will pay in taxes, and who will pay for our Social Security. Learn what trends to watch for, and how to find stories in the data.

4-4:15

Break

4:15-5:30

News Ethics and Values in the Digital Age / Mike Fancher & Ellyn Angelotti

NOTE: This full-group session will tackle different credibility issues on each day, so don’t plan to leave early because you think Thursday’s session is a rehash. It’s not.

Why: News values and ethical decision-making remain critical, no matter the platform.

In a world where anyone can be a publisher, what distinguishes a journalist or journalism organization from the pack? How can you gain public trust through greater public engagement? Learn how to apply your news values to evolving issues of ethics and standards that are developing as new formats and concepts emerge. For example: What are your policies on removing offensive anonymous story comments? How do you police images that may have been altered? Do you use user content in an effective and important way? How do you correct errors? Use your ethical know-how in many different circumstances.

4:15-5:30

Thursday

educators session

Journalism Class Exercises That Click. Or Not. / Joanne Lisosky & Michael Roberts

This course is offered on Thursday to all educators attending the NewsTrain.

Why: Students are more engaged and learn better when our classroom exercises click.

At this session, share and discuss class exercises that that worked. And since we learn just as well from lessons don't work, let's share some of those too. Please bring along one of your very best exercise and one that didn't go so well, plus any supporting materials. Bring writing and reporting exercises as well as other mass media ideas. Anything that's share-able, we will assemble and distribute.

5:30-5:45

Wrap-up – ALL

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