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APME’s NewsTrain coming to Denver April 11-12 in conjunction with the Colo. Press Assoc. Convention

Thursday, November 15, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Linda Austin
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Wall Street Journal reporter Tawnell Hobbs (left) teaches data reporting at NewsTrain in Denton, Texas, on Sept. 22, 2018. Photo by Hatch Visuals.

APME’s NewsTrain is bringing its highly rated, affordable digital training to Denver on April 11-12 in conjunction with the annual Colorado Press Association Convention.

Colorado Press Association members can attend NewsTrain for a discounted rate as part of their convention registration. For just $75, others can attend 1.5 days of training in digital skills.

The draft agenda (PDF), planned by a host committee of local journalists led by Colorado State University’s Department of Journalism and Media Communication, includes sessions on:

        social-media branding and reporting,

        data-driven enterprise reporting,

        smartphone-video shooting and editing,

        storytelling for mobile audiences, and

●        being a verification ninja.

To learn when registration opens and trainers are named, please provide an email address: bit.ly/NT2018-19.

Because of NewsTrain’s emphasis on immediately usable skills, attendees often rate its interactive training as 4.5, with 5 as highly effective and useful.

“Ya’ll ARE AWESOME. I didn’t want to leave the lectures to use the bathroom because they were so good,” wrote Phoenix NewsTrain attendee Chase Budnieski, a journalism student at Arizona State University.

With more than 30 years of experience, reporter Rebecca Bibbs at The Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Indiana, was excited to update her skills at Muncie NewsTrain. “It…allowed us to practice what was preached.”

The workshop will be at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center in suburban Denver.

The concurrent Colorado Press Association’s annual convention, April 11-13, will feature an additional day of training, meetings and keynote speakers, as well as a job fair, plus awards ceremonies for both the association’s Colorado Better Newspaper Contest and the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters contest.

#DenverNewsTrain will be the 93rd such workshop organized by the Associated Press Media Editors. APME, a nonprofit group of newsroom leaders, has sponsored NewsTrain since 2003, training more than 7,500 journalists and visiting every U.S. state and three Canadian provinces. NewsTrain last visited Denver in 2005 and Colorado (in Colorado Springs) in 2013.

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.


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