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Lincoln, Nebraska, NewsTrain

Polish your digital skills with a daylong NewsTrain workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 9, 2016. Sessions include 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.

When: Saturday, April 9, 2016
8:30 AM
Where: Andersen Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
200 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, Nebraska  68588-0443
United States
Contact: Linda Austin

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At the Lincoln, Nebraska, NewsTrain on April 9, 2016, you will learn how to:

  • Develop an engaging voice in writing news posts for Twitter and Facebook that will help get your stories read.

  • Use Twitter lists.

  • Measure meaningful success on social media by monitoring metrics that matter.
  • Make smart choices among digital ways to tell a story to get the maximum audience impact with the least expenditure of time, energy and effort.

  • Prepare a plan for coverage of an unexpected breaking-news event, including getting the news out first on social media and mobile, using social media as a reporting tool, verifying user-generated content, and curating other news sources.
  • Write headlines and leads for smartphone users that are optimized for search, inspire readers to click and accurately reflect the story.
  • Identify five ways to find data.

  • Spot enterprise stories in data, whether your beat is government, sports, the arts, business or education.

For more information, please see the main workshop page.

For just $75, you can register for this full day of digital training.


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