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Accomplished digital journalists to teach at Murfreesboro NewsTrain; early-bird rates expire Sept. 1

Wednesday, July 13, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Linda Austin
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Four accomplished digital journalists are set to teach at APME’s Murfreesboro NewsTrain Sept. 30-Oct. 1. They are:

Emma Carew Grovum, assistant managing editor at The Daily Beast. She will teach social media reporting, digital storytelling and self-editing.


John Duchneskie, assistant managing editor for design and graphics at The Philadelphia Inquirer and a former teaching fellow at the University of Missouri. He will teach data-driven enterprise and data visualization.

Tony Gonzalez, enterprise reporter for Nashville Public Radio. He will teach writing for mobile and mobile newsgathering.


Val Hoeppner, director of the Center for Innovation in Media at Middle Tennessee State University. She will teach shooting shareable smartphone video and using Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook Live and Periscope to build audiences.


For only $75, early-bird registrants can get two full days of digital training, including meals, at Middle Tennessee State University, 39 miles south of the Nashville airport. As of Sept. 2, registration increases to $85 for everyone except for students, who will continue to pay $75.

In addition, the first 25 registrants receive a free AP Stylebook, courtesy of Adam Yeomans, regional director – South for The Associated Press.

Attendees regularly rate NewsTrain’s training as 4.5 or higher, with 5 as highly effective and highly useful. “This is the best hands-on collection of practical sessions with knowledgeable ‘in-the-field’ instructors I’ve experienced,” said reporter Kelly Shiers about the Nova Scotia workshop in May. 

Discounted rooms at $109 a night, plus tax, are available; the hotel offers free shuttle service to the workshop site. 

Competitive diversity scholarships that cover the registration fee are available for journalists, journalism educators and journalism students from diverse backgrounds. The scholarships are funded by the APME Foundation. 

Find more info and register at 

Murfreesboro will be NewsTrain’s last stop in 2016. Want to bring NewsTrain to your town in 2017? Apply by Oct. 1 to host a workshop next year. 

Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin.

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