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What is NewsTrain?
What is NewsTrain?

Take a look at this brief video summary of the Norman, Okla., workshop.

APME's NewsTrain offers practical advice and proven techniques designed to help frontline editors polish their editing and management skills, and to become more effective editors for print and online news coverage.

Nationally recognized trainers teach skills that editors can use on the job right away. The program features workshop leaders in management/leadership, editing/coaching, online news and credibility/ethics. Editors designed the two-day workshop to be useful, interactive and inspiring.

The cost is only $50. For that price, editors are welcome to attend the entire program or any segment of it. The price generally includes some meals and coffee breaks.

Why a whistlestop tour?

We think it's important to bring high-quality training to your region. The program relies on local partners —- newspapers and other newsrooms; the Associated Press; a state press association, and college journalism programs —- to plan and deliver each workshop.

Editors from around the region are invited to attend. We bring the training to you so that your time away from the newsroom is cut to a minimum.

What do we teach?

The program differs at every site because the local planners select the courses we will offer, often from our courselist. Here are some of the most commonly requested courses:
  • Content Planning for Multiple Media and Multiple Deadlines
  • Ethics and Values in the Digital Age
  • Coaching Writers for Multiple Media
  • Your Data Strategy: What Info To Collect and What To Do With it
  • Creating a Constructive Culture
  • Conducting Difficult Conversations

Who teaches the workshops?

NewsTrain typically brings in two key faculty members to teach multiple courses, and the local planners also often select additional experts from their region. Click here to see the list of some of the faculty members who have taught frequently for NewsTrain.

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