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  • Emma Carew Grovum of The Daily Beast teaches at the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, NewsTrain in 2016.

    NewsTrain: Great training in your town

    APME's NewsTrain is a national touring workshop that has served almost 7,800 journalists at 95 stops since 2003. Programs are designed to provide affordable, high-quality training in the digital skills, knowledge and information journalists need in a rapidly changing media world.


    The early-bird registration rate for NewsTrain is $75, increasing to $85 about one month before the event.

NewsTrain workshops in 2021

Please sign up here to be emailed when more information becomes available on the dates, agendas and instructors for the 2021 workshops.

NewsTrain programs are aimed at newsroom editors and managers, reporters, copy editors, visual journalists and online producers working on multiple platforms. College journalism educators and student journalists have found NewsTrain valuable. Public relations specialists and public information officers also have benefited.

NewsTrain workshops can include sessions on producing and editing multimedia content, organizational development and management, innovations in digital media, and other skills and knowledge needed at all levels of today’s news operations. Trainers at the one- or two-day workshops are experienced journalists and journalism professors.


Trainers' slides and handouts from NewsTrains in recent years are at the bottom of this post.


NewsTrain delivers training throughout the United States and Canada. A workshop begins when a committee of local journalism leaders requests a NewsTrain in their city. NewsTrain staff work with the host committee to plan and deliver a workshop tailored to the needs of local journalists. You can find  more information on hosting a NewsTrain here.


NewsTrain's low tuition is made possible by generous contributions from donors, large and small. You can help by contributing here.


NewsTrain's recent donors include The Associated PressThe APME Foundation, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Scripps Howard FoundationGateHouse Media LLC, Pepper Hamilton LLPLevine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP, the Park, Gannett and Sigma Delta Chi foundations and APME past and present board members. To join them in supporting NewsTrain, please make your tax-deductible contribution here.


Questions? Email Linda Austin or email Laura Sellers-Earl, NewsTrain project co-directors.


Trainers' slides and handouts from NewsTrains in recent years:


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APME is a professional network, a resource for helping editors and broadcasters improve their news coverage and newsroom operations.

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