Apply by April 30 to bring APME’s NewsTrain digital training to your town in 2020
Friday, January 18, 2019
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
If you’re looking to bring affordable training in digital journalism to your region in 2020, consider hosting one of APME’s NewsTrain workshops.
Apply by April 30 for a chance to experience the learning, morale boost and fun of a NewsTrain workshop in your town next year.
The first step is to put together a tentative host committee of representatives from local journalism organizations and apply. Successful host committees work hand-in-glove with the NewsTrain staff over six months to plan and promote their workshops.
The skills taught are customized to the needs of journalists in your region and designed to be used immediately. Registration is just $75 to $85 for NewsTrain.
The host committee’s financial obligation includes supplying food for a one-day, 1.5-day or two-day workshop attracting 100. It should seek local sponsors to cover that cost, which can run $1,500 to $3,000. The host committee also markets the workshop regionally and secures a venue, usually a university site.
The payback is smarter, more engaged and enthusiastic journalists, journalism students and journalism educators in your region.
“Hosting a NewsTrain gives you the opportunity to tailor high-quality training that will be accessible and affordable for your staff,” said Angie Muhs, executive editor of the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois, and president of APME. “It’s worth the investment of your time and effort.”
Since 2003, Associated Press Media Editors (APME) has produced 92 NewsTrains in the United States and Canada, training more than 7,500 journalists. APME will merge with the American Society of News Editors in 2019 to form the News Leaders Association.
Questions? Visit bit.ly/HostNewsTrain or email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin.
Attendees at NewsTrain in Denton, Texas, in 2018 compare notes. Photo by Hatch Visuals.