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Fifty-five scholarships available for Muncie NewsTrain

Thursday, January 18, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
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APME’s NewsTrain is bringing affordable training in digital-journalism skills to Muncie, Indiana, on March 24.

We have up to 50 general scholarships funded by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation available to all journalists, journalism students and journalism educators. And we have five diversity scholarships funded by the APME Foundation for journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds. Please apply by Feb. 12, 2018.

Early-bird registration is $75 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 short, shareable smartphone video,
  • Better time management with beat mapping, and
  • Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.

Competitive diversity scholarships are available to journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds. Apply by Feb 12.

Experience NewsTrain’s highly rated training; attendees regularly judge sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly useful and highly effective. “This is the best hands-on collection of practical sessions with knowledgeable ‘in-the-field’ instructors I’ve experienced,” said 2016 attendee Kelly Shiers.

Your accomplished trainers include (clockwise):

  • Mark Nichols is a data journalist, based in Indianapolis, on the national investigations team for USA Today.
  • Val Hoeppner, director of the Center for Innovation in Media at Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Amy Bartnerdowntown reporter for The Indianapolis Star and its former social media editor and engagement manager.
  • Linda Austin, project director for NewsTrain.

Please register by Feb. 24 to get the early-bird rate of just $75, including meals. Discounted hotel rooms on campus start at $68 a night, plus tax.

Register today! NewsTrains often sell out. Plus, the first 20 registrants receive a free AP Stylebook.

Muncie NewsTrain will be the 89th 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.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER: bit.ly/MuncieNewsTrain.


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