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Calendar of Multimedia Training & Events

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

  • News University has its latest list of journalism training courses.  Click here to see the complete list of offerings.
  • The Innovative Interactive blog has a great list of 15 multimedia training opportunities for 2010, from now through October.
  • NABJ Media Institute head Doug Mitchell will be offering career help in a live web chat at KnowledgeWebb on Jan. 12.
  • Digital Journalism Task Force member and editorial producer for Tiffany Black is holding a 4-week Introduction to Social Media course Jan. 20-Feb. 17.  Participants will learn how to Expand your network through Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.
  • Social Media @ The Beach will be held Jan. 23 in Virginia Beach, Va.  The event is designed for those looking to explore social media and focus on two goals:  boost personal social networking skills and develop professional social media marketing strategies. Enter mashable for the discount code to receive 15% off ticket price.
  • is offering a free Webinar, “Investigative Business Journalism on a Beat” Jan. 25-29.  Alec Klein, a former investigative journalist for the Washington Post, will take you through the investigative story from start to finish: refining and pitching an idea, developing and interviewing sources, plumbing public documents, and organizing and presenting the story effectively in multimedia.
  • is offering a free Webinar, “Writing Business News for the Web – Breaking News and Beyond” Feb. 8-9.  Taught by Pulitzer winner Jacqui Banaszynski, learn from her how to write complex, breaking business news stories for the Web.
  • South by Southwest (SXSW) is holding its 2010 Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, March 12-16.  Topics include Black Blogging Rock Stars, Evolution of Online Video and The Future of Journalism is Visual.
  • The Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Center for the Digital Globe are hosting a symposium on March 15-16 to explore cutting-edge ideas for the future of media.
  • is holding a free Webinar, “Using Social Media to Cover Business Better” April 19-20.  The first hour-long Webinar will target those new to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The second hour will help you take your use of social media to the next level.
  • The Knight Center for Specialized Journalism offers the seminar Digital Life: Policy & Privacy Online at the University of Maryland College Park’s at the Philip Merrill of College of Journalism May 26-29.  Topics include Social Media and Crowdsourced Journalism, Knight News Challenge and Back-to-the-Newsroom.

If you have any items that I’ve missed, please drop me an email via the DJTF Yahoo! Listserv or at regaviationqueen AT yahoo DOT com.  Thanks!



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