Upcoming NewsTrain workshops in 2017
NewsTrain is reviewing applications from local committees of journalists to host a workshop in 2017. We will announce the sites for next year's workshops here as soon as they become available.
Past workshops in 2016
Registration is closed for these completed workshops:
- Lexington, Kentucky: Jan. 21 at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Sessions included maximizing social media for branding and reporting, getting started with data-driven enterprise reporting, and shooting compelling smartphone video. Trainers included Daniel Victor, senior staff editor of The New York Times; Kathy Kieliszewski, visuals director of the Detroit Free Press; and Linda J. Johnson, former computer-assisted reporting coordinator at the Lexington Herald-Leader.
- Lincoln, Nebraska: April 9 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sessions included maximizing your social media for personal branding and audience engagement, making smart choices in digital storytelling, planning for breaking news in the digital age, writing for mobile, and producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat. Instructors included Theodore Kim, assistant news editor at The New York Times; Daniel Victor, senior staff editor at The New York Times; and Matt Wynn, developer and watchdog reporter at the Omaha World-Herald.
- Halifax, Nova Scotia: May 6-7. Sessions included maximizing your social media for personal branding and audience engagement, using social media for sourcing and verifying user-generated content, making smart choices in digital storytelling, planning for breaking news on multiple platforms, writing for mobile, using audience analytics to get your stories read, and shooting compelling news video and photos with your smartphone. Instructors included Matt Frehner, senior editor for mobile and interactive news for The Globe and Mail; Kathy Kieliszewski, visuals director of the Detroit Free Press; Jennifer MacMillan, social media editor for CBC Nova Scotia; and Daniel Victor, senior staff editor for The New York Times.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Middle Tennessee State University. Sessions included making smart choices in digital storytelling; growing audiences with Facebook Live, Periscope, Snapchat and Instagram; using social media as powerful reporting tools; shooting shareable smartphone video; maximizing your smartphone for mobile newsgathering; writing news for mobile; creating simple graphics for mobile; editing your own writing; and producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat. Trainers included Emma Carew Grovum, assistant managing editor at The Daily Beast; John Duchneskie, assistant managing editor for design and graphics at The Philadelphia Inquirer; Tony Gonzalez, enterprise reporter for Nashville Public Radio; and Val Hoeppner, director of the Center for Innovation in Media at Middle Tennessee State University.
Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.
Slides and handouts from past NewsTrains