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Train in data, video, social, mobile and verification at Lincoln NewsTrain on April 4, 2020
Join us for a full day of affordable digital training at Lincoln NewsTrain on April 4, 2020, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Training Sessions Include:
CANCELED: Added free bonus!
Join us before NewsTrain from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Friday April 3, for a FREE half-day Google Training Tools session
with SPJ trainer Mike Reilley in the MediaShift Training Network and
the founder of Penny Press Digital LLC, a consulting and training
If you are unable to attend Lincoln NewsTrain, you can still sign up for the Google Tools Training here.
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
Meet Your Trainers
Amara Aguilar is a digital journalism associate professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She teaches journalism for mobile/emerging platforms, social media, visual journalism, and interactive design, among other courses at USC. Aguilar has written for the Los Angeles Times, CNN and other outlets. She has worked as a designer, visual journalist, reporter, and consultant. She’s conducted social media, data, and digital journalism training for the Associated Press, ABC News, the National Football League, International Center for Journalists, and is a trainer for the Society of Professional Journalists on Google News Lab tools. Aguilar was named a TOW Knight Disruptive Educator for innovation in 2018, MediaShift’s top innovative journalism educator in 2018, a Scripps Howard Foundation-AEJMC visiting social media fellow in 2017, and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. She is completing her doctorate at USC’s Rossier School of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership, where her research focuses on diversity and converged newsrooms. She loves journalism, empowering reporters and diverse communities, and all things tech.
is an Society of Professional Journalists digital trainer who has
taught Google News Initiative tools to more than 5,100 journalists and
educators in the past three years. He also is co-founder of and trainer
in the MediaShift Training Network and the founder of Penny Press
Digital LLC, a consulting and training company. When he’s not on the
road doing trainings, he teaches data and multimedia journalism at the
University of Illinois-Chicago, where he is an assistant professor. A
former reporter at the LA Times and web editor at the Chicago Tribune,
Reilley served for 13 years as a faculty member at Northwestern, Arizona
State University and DePaul University, teaching digital journalism to
hundreds of students and professional journalists. He holds journalism
degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (undergrad) and
Northwestern University (masters). Reilley founded and updates the
research site The Journalist’s Toolbox (journaliststoolbox.org) for SPJ and runs the Chicago data site, The Red Line Project (redlineproject.org). Twitter: @journtoolbox
As a senior reporter at USA Today, Matt Wynn works on data-driven projects, both serious and frivolous. He is a former developer and watchdog reporter at the Omaha World-Herald and a former director of investigative and enterprise at MedPage Today, a news site for physicians. He previously worked on data projects at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix and the Springfield News-Leader in Missouri. He is a former adjunct instructor in precision journalism at Arizona State University and data analyst for Investigative Reporters & Editors. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. @mattwynn
Molly Young is a breaking news editor for The Oregonian/OregonLive in Portland, where she has worked since 2011. She was an investigative reporter for four years before she became an editor in March. She previously covered business and politics for the paper. She also leads the High School Journalism Institute, an annual training program aimed at increasing diversity in Oregon newsrooms. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. @mollykyoung
Using social media as powerful reporting tools
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, crowdsource using Google Forms and callouts, and create a social dossier on a person in the news.Trainer Amara Aguilar is a digital journalism associate professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. @amara_media
Storytelling on mobile: making smart choices More than eight in 10 U.S. adults now get news on a mobile device. We need a new storytelling tool kit to attract and better serve our audience on mobile. On a small screen, what’s the best way to tell a particular story: digest, explainer, bulleted live updates or what-we-know lists, photo, video, graphic, audio, games, curation, or some combination? And what are the tools to make that happen as efficiently as possible? How is writing for mobile scanners different? The good news is that mobile-storytelling techniques also translate well to other digital platforms, and some text-based strategies even work in print. Trainer Molly Young is a breaking news editor for The Oregonian/OregonLive in Portland. @mollykyoung
Becoming a verification ninja The wealth of content available on social networks and video platforms means that we all have to be verification ninjas with a procedure to identify accurate content and debunk hoaxes. Learn how to set up your toolbox to verify user-generated content (UCG) on deadline. Mike Reilley is co-founder of and trainer in the MediaShift Training Network and the founder of Penny Press Digital LLC, a consulting and training company. @journtoolbox
Edit smarter video on your smartphone Join Amara Aguilar to learn how to use an app on your smartphone to edit video clips into a news story of one minute or less. Use a storyboard to sequence shots. Learn to splice, delete and connect clips. Create lower-thirds to identify speakers. Aguilar is a digital journalism associate professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. @amara_media
Mining data for enterprise off any beat How do you fit enterprise stories around the many other demands you face as a beat reporter to write dailies, file web updates, tweet and shoot video? One way is to take advantage of the plethora of local data available online to spot and develop unique stories for your news outlet. All you need is either you or someone else in your newsroom who can download and sort databases in a spreadsheet program, such as Excel. Learn from Matt Wynn how to develop a data state of mind, find newsworthy data and begin to analyze data sets. Spot the enterprise stories in the numbers, whether your beat is sports, health, business, education, local government or cops and courts. Bring your laptop for the exercises. No previous data experience is required.
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.