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NewsTrain digital-skills workshops coming to Toronto, Denver, Austin and Milwaukee in 2019

Wednesday, May 30, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Linda Austin
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Indiana University students Carley Lanich (left) and Eman Mozaffar edit their mobile video at Muncie NewsTrain in April 2018. By Val Hoeppner.

APME’s NewsTrain will bring its high-quality, affordable training in digital journalism to two countries and three time zones in 2019.

Here are the hosts for the workshops, which have an early-bird rate of $75 each to attend:

·       Toronto, hosted by News Media Canada in March;

·       Denver, hosted by Colorado State University in April;

·       Austin, hosted by GateHouse Media LLC and the Austin American-Statesman;

·       Milwaukee, hosted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

To be notified when dates, agendas and trainers are set for these workshops, please provide an email at

Since 2003, Associated Press Media Editors (APME) has sponsored NewsTrain in serving more than 7,400 journalists at 90 workshops. It has traveled to all 50 states and three Canadian provinces, bringing cutting-edge training close to home.

Attendees consistently rate its interactive sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly effective and highly useful. Instructors are accomplished journalists with both frontline and teaching experience.

The 2019 sites were selected from applications by committees of local journalists from the United States and Canada. These successful committees will conduct an assessment of the needs in their newsrooms to determine which skills will be taught at their workshops.

To apply to bring NewsTrain to your town in 2020, visit in early 2019.

The remaining NewsTrains in 2018, which also have a $75 early-bird rate, are:

·       Sept. 6-7 in Greenville, South Carolina, with sessions on mobile storytelling and newsgathering, social reporting and branding, data-driven enterprise, verification, and making time for a life.

·       Sept. 22 in Denton, Texas (41 miles north of Dallas), with sessions on smartphone video, data-driven enterprise and visualization, social branding, and mobile storytelling.

NewsTrain’s low tuition is made possible by donors, big and small, who have included The Associated Press, GateHouse Media LLC, APME past and present board members, and the APME, Newhouse, Park and Sigma Delta Chi foundations,

To keep NewsTrain serving journalists in their communities, please donate at

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.


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