By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group
EDITOR’S NOTE: The NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force and the NABJ Media Institute have made a recording of our Oct. 29 webinar “Video Storytelling for Journalists.” You can listen here. You need to register to hear the full webinar.
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- TODAY is the deadline to apply for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism’s Strictly Financials Fellows 2011 program. The Reynolds Center is offering fellowships worth $2,000 for four days of intensive study in financials and accounting Jan. 4-7, 2011, in Phoenix at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Fellowships cover the full cost of training, lodging, materials and most meals. In addition, fellows receive a $500 stipend to help offset travel and other costs. This seminar will cover the essentials of covering financials, from stock markets and bonds to financial statements and company research.
- TODAY is also the deadline for students to apply for a summer internship at the Washington Post. The newspaper 12-week paid internships for reporters on the Local, Financial, Sports, Style and Editorial desks, as well as internships for Visual Journalists, Multiplatform Producers and Web Designers.
- TODAY is also the deadline for students to apply for the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Semester in Washington program. Talented undergraduate college journalists come to Washington to cover stories for news organizations across the country.
- Media Bistro is offering a course, “Boot Camp For Journalists,” on Mondays from Nov. 8 to Jan. 10 at 9-10 p.m. ET. You’ll learn how to use filmmaking techniques to improve your shooting and editing skills and how to post your story in an attractive Flash template (without having to learn the intricacies of Flash.) The cost is $350.
- The Social Media Club is holding Social Media University Nov. 10-12 in Orlando. Learn from a dozen of the true Social Media Masters in this deep dive for Social Media Professionals. The cost is $495 for members and $595 for non-members.
- Media Bistro is offering a course, “Advanced Multimedia Journalism,” on Thursdays from Nov. 11 to Dec. 16 at 8-9 p.m. ET. By the end of eight weeks, you’ll have a new portfolio of work and a new set of skills. The cost is $499.
- Media Bistro is offering a course, “The Whole Freelancer,” on Thursdays from Nov. 11 to Dec. 1610 at 9-10 p.m. ET. It will cover basic freelancing skills, from coming up with ideas to effectively pitching them — in addition to managing your career as a freelance writer. The cost is $350.
- Nov. 12 is the deadline
- The Freedom Forum Diversity Institute is offering a Multimedia Boot Camps for Journalism Professionals and Educators. The boot camp is scheduled for Nov. 17-21 at the Freedom Forum’s John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn. The cost is $850.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding an online webinar “Writing Business News for the Web: Online” Dec. 1-2. The webinar, taught by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jacqui Banaszynski, will help writers and editors write with clarity, efficiency, brevity and transparency. Participants will study story approaches and language use that enhance the readability of Web copy.
- The Knight Digital Media Center has spaces for 20 fellows at its Interactive Census Hands-On Workshop Dec. 12-17 at the University of California-Berkeley. KDMC is offering a customized visual storytelling workshop to train journalists on new ways to process data from the 2010 Census. Fellows will illustrate the information using visualization and mapping tools to create a clearer, more meaningful picture of the complex statistics gathered in the national survey.
- The 2011 Kiplinger Fellowship will award 15 grants to journalists to help them hone their social media skills and learn about SEO, strategic tweeting, and other information about the Internet. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30.
- The Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute is offering the Webinar Writing Business News for the Web Dec. 1-2. This Webinar will help writers and editors write with clarity, efficiency, brevity and transparency.
- The Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley has opened applications for its 2011 Multimedia Training Jan. 9-14 and May 15-20. The workshop offers intensive training that covers all aspects of multimedia news production; from basic storyboarding to hands-on instruction with hardware and software for production of multimedia stories. Participants will be organized into teams to report on a pre-arranged story in the Bay Area, and then construct a multimedia presentation based on that coverage. Applications are due by Nov. 19 for the January training and March 18 for the May training.
- Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is holding a Five-Day Intensive Digital Media Boot Camp Jan. 10-14, 2011. Participants will learn the basics of visual storytelling concepts through video production and post-production with Final Cut Pro (for Mac). Participants will leave with concrete skills and a better understanding of the technologies that are transforming the news business. The cost is $1,195, and registration begins in November.
- The Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley has opened applications for its Web 2.0 workshop Feb. 14-18 and June 13-17. This training takes participants through the progression of reporting news for multiple digital platforms, starting with quick text posts and moving through photos and video and finally ending with a full multimedia presentation. The workshop provides hands-on training using Twitter and Facebook for reporting and driving web traffic, creating data-driven map mashups, dynamically updating a blog for breaking news, publishing photo galleries and audio slideshows, producing videos and editing videos using Final Cut Pro. The deadline to apply is Dec. 10 for the February workshop and April 15 for the June training.
- The Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley has opened applications for its Independent Journalists Workshop March 21-25. The workshop will provide journalists with the hands-on training and tools to get started with an online publishing enterprise. The deadline to apply is Jan. 28.
- The National Conference for Media Reform will hold its annual conference in Boston April 8-11, 2011. The conference brings together thousands of activists, media makers, educators, journalists, scholars, policymakers and engaged citizens to meet, tell their stories, share tactics, listen to great speakers and build the movement for better media in America.
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