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Scholarship applications reopen for Muncie, Indiana, NewsTrain

Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Linda Austin
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Event rescheduled to April 14

You still have time to apply for a scholarship to polish your digital skills at NewsTrain in Muncie, Indiana, on its rescheduled date of April 14.

Scholarship applications have reopened at Winners will be notified first-come, first-served until the limited number of scholarships is exhausted. Apply today to improve your chances!

These scholarships, generously funded by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation, are available to journalists, journalism students and journalism educators.

The scholarships cover the $85 fee for a full Saturday of training at Ball State University.

Sessions include:

·  Mobile newsgathering: better reporting with your smartphone,

·  Using social media as powerful reporting tools,

·  Shooting smarter video with your smartphone,

·  Better time management with beat mapping, and

·  Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.

Experience NewsTrain’s highly rated training; attendees regularly judge sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly useful and highly effective.

“The training made me excited to bring new strategies to work tomorrow!” said Cheryl Truman, veteran Lexington Herald-Leader reporter who attended NewsTrain in 2016.

Your accomplished trainers in Muncie include (clockwise from upper left):

·  Mark Nichols, data journalist on the national investigations team for USA Today.


·  Val Hoeppner, director of the Center for Innovation in Media at Middle Tennessee State University.


·   Amy Bartner, downtown reporter for The Indianapolis Star and its former social media editor and engagement manager.


·  Linda Austin, project director for NewsTrain.

Muncie NewsTrain was originally scheduled for March 24 but was rescheduled because of snow. Scholarship applicants will be notified by April 11.

It will be the 90th such workshop organized by Associated Press Media Editors (APME) in collaboration with a host committee of local journalists. The nonprofit organization of newsroom leaders has sponsored NewsTrain since 2003, training more than 7,300 journalists in cities across the United States and Canada.

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.


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APME is a professional network, a resource for helping editors and broadcasters improve their news coverage and newsroom operations.

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