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Calendar of Multimedia Training and Events

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

  • Webbmedia Group has a great calendar of events that catches things not covered below.  If you want to subscribe to the calendar, click here. You can also subscribe to this calendar so the information appears on your personal Google Calendar. Just go to the Webbmedia Google calendar, click the “+Google Calendar” icon at the bottom right, and then click “Yes, add this calendar” in the dialog box.)
  • The Interactive Innovative blog posts about a series of multimedia training with Maine Media Training from now through Oct. 30.  Courses include Stills & Video for Multimedia; One-man Band; Intro to Web Design; and Audio Narrative.  For more information go to Maine Media Training.
  • Mashable is partnering with CNN to hold a Media Summit June 8 in New York City.  The summit will feature the intersection of social and digital media and lifestyle themes.
  • The Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery will be at the Studio in Central Birmingham, Ala., on June 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The surgery will offer friendly advice on using social media.
  • June 9 is the deadline to apply for the National Press Foundation’s Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowships. The free professional development opportunity offers nine daylong monthly seminars – all on the record – delivering fresh sources, up-to-the-minute methods and surefire strategies for developing story ideas.  This Washington insider education is supplemented with an introduction to new media skills training that will help reporters reach new audiences, and make them more valuable to their news organizations.
  • Digital Capital Week, a free festival focused on technology and social media, is being held in Washington, D.C., June 11-20.  A panel event hosted by USA Today, looking at real and tactical ways news and media organizations are using social media to share content, engage readers and get results. Moderated by Carlos Roig, VP of Digital Media Strategy at Home Front Communications. Panelists: Andy Carvin – Senior Strategist for National Public Radio’s Social Media Desk; Robert Michael Murray – VP of Social Media for National Geographic; and Benet Wilson – Online Managing Editor for Aviation Week’s Business Aviation and Co-Chair of the National Association for Black Journalist’s Digital Journalism Task Force.
  • The deadline to submit an application for the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism is June 11.  The awards honor novel efforts that actively involve people in public issues, supply entry points that invite their participation, sit their imagination, and meet their information needs in creative ways.
  • How Journalism Will Survive The Internet Age is the title of a conference being held by the FTC June 15 in Washington, D.C.
  • The Blogging While Brown conference will be held in Washington, D.C. June 18-19. The purpose of the conference is to facilitate conversations that lead to collaboration and innovation among bloggers of color, African-American bloggers in particular.
  • The John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists and the American Society of Journalists and Authors are holding a conference entitled “The Future of Freelancing: Redefining Journalism. Reinventing Yourself” June 18-19 at Stanford University.
  • The Reynolds Journalism Institute is holding a congress entitled “From Blueprint to Building: Making the Market for Digital Information” June 23-23 in Columbia, Mo. The event is designed to consider establishing a non-profit collaborative that will specify standards, platforms and protocols for a digital information marketplace; supporting investment and partnering with operating companies.
  • The Bulldog Reporter is holding its Media Relations Summit June 29 in New York City. Attendees will discuss the future of PR, Media, Journalism and Social Network marketing.
  • The Digital Journalist has released its workshops — The New Platypus DSLR Video Journalism, Multimedia and Filmmaking Workshops for 2010. Workshops will be held in Prague, Czech Republic July 9-18; and Rockport, Maine, July 25-August 3 at the Maine Media Workshops.
  • July 12 is the deadline to apply for the Associated Press Managing Editors’ 2010 APME Journalism Excellence Awards. The awards honor superior journalism and innovation among newspapers and online news sites across the United States and Canada. The awards seek to promote excellence by recognizing work that is well written and incisively reported and that effectively challenges the status quo.
  • The Poynter Institute’s News University is holding an online group seminar – Headlines That Work – July 12-Aug. 6.  Participants will learn about the different information needs and habits of these audiences and how to write headlines that will help engage readers on any platform.  The cost is $399.00
  • The Freedom Forum Diversity Institute is offering three Multimedia Boot Camps for Journalism Professionals and Educators.  They are scheduled for Aug. 2-6, Aug. 11-15 and Nov. 17-21 at the Freedom Forum’s John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn.  The cost is $850. The deadline to apply for the Aug. 2-6 boot is July 16 and July 23 for the Aug. 11-15 boot camp.
  • is holding a free Webinar, “How to be an entrepreneur as a business journalist” Aug. 9-13.  The weeklong Webinar, which teaches how to use your skills to make a living outside mainstream media, will be taught by freelancer and National Association of Black Journalists member Maya Smart and “Ask-the Recruiter” blogger Joe Grimm will teach the five-hour course.
  • The Poynter Institute is holding a seminar – Multimedia Storytelling With Video – Sept. 20-24.  Tuition is $995, and applications are due Aug. 9.
  • The Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute will host Block by Block: Community News Summit 2010 Sept. 23-24 in Chicago.  Reynolds Fellow Michele McLellan and New York University Journalism Professor Jay Rosen will lead discussions from leading pioneers of online local news sites to discuss what’s working – and what needs work.  The event is invitation-only.
  • Registration is now open for the Online News Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28-30.

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!