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Train in data, data viz, social, mobile and ethics at Albuquerque NewsTrain on Oct. 25-26, 2019
Albuquerque NewsTrain will offer a day and a half of digital training on Oct. 25 and 26, 2019, in conjunction with the New Mexico Press Association Convention and hosted by the University of New Mexico.
Training Sessions Include:
Early-bird registration is $75 through Oct. 4; the rate increases to $85 on Oct. 5.
Members of the New Mexico Press Association (NMPA) should not register on this page. If your news organization is a member of NMPA, register for NewsTrain and the New Mexico Press Association Convention here.
For Albuquerque NewsTrain, competitive diversity scholarships are available for journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds; please see the information to the right for how to apply by Sept. 18.
Stay tuned please. We will be announcing soon the accomplished journalists who will be your trainers for Albuquerque NewsTrain.
You Will Learn How To:
The blue and green tracks on the agenda allow for smaller class sizes. All attendees receive the same instruction, just at different times.
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Driving daily enterprise coverage with documents and data A session that challenges professional and student journalists to dig deeper, deliver more accountability and bring an enterprising/investigative mindset to their work. Training will include examples of using records, documents, data and experiments to bring more impactful reporting. No matter what the size of your team, your journalism can go deeper. Bring your laptop for the exercises. No previous data experience is required.
Creating data visualizations to tell better stories Use data visualization and graphics to tell better stories. Discover free and easy-to-use tools to produce informational graphics with impact, such as maps and charts. Bring your laptop for the exercises.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019
Getting your story read: maximizing and measuring social media for branding and audience engagement If you’re wondering whether what you’re doing on social is working, this session is for you. Social media is a prime driver of information discovery and consumption. Learn how to use analytics to pay attention to your audience, and construct a personal brand and content strategy that take into account what audience members both want and need to know.
Mobile newsgathering: better storytelling with your smartphone A smartphone, stocked with the right apps, is a powerful multimedia reporting and storytelling tool. This session teaches how to use your phone to shoot photos, record interviews, dictate stories, create on-the-go images with text for social media (or use Facebook Live) – and get it all to editors and readers as quickly and cleanly as possible.
Promoting ethics, trust and transparency in your daily work Audience trust of media is at low ebb. How do you live and show your ethics? How does your audience know your journalistic purpose in a story they find negative or in which they have a stake? We’ll talk about ethics in the new light of audience expectations.
Turbocharge your reporting using online tools Turbocharge your journalism by employing online tools and resources for better and faster backgrounding of people and organizations. Social media can be used as powerful reporting tools, whether you're facing a big breaking news story or an enterprise project. This session explains how to use social media platforms and complementary websites to locate diverse expert and “real people” sources, listen to your community and identify news stories, verify user-generated content, crowdsource using Google Forms and call-outs, and create a social dossier on a person in the news.
Paradigm shifts in New Mexico journalism Myriad resources are available when news organizations and others join forces. A shift is coming in New Mexico journalism. Learn how to coordinate with other newsrooms and work with other entities to create more powerful journalism. Explore alternative funding and different ways to engage audience members. Hear about successful models and bring your project ideas to flesh out.
NewsTrain's recent donors include The Associated Press, The APME Foundation, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, GateHouse Media LLC, 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.