By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group
The National Association of Black Journalists’ Media Institute is offering a free webinar — Deciphering the Numbers: The Untold Stories of Redistricting — on Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 11:00 am to noon EST.
“Enterprise” reporting is highly desirable in many media companies and local entities around the country as news managers look for exclusive stories their competitors are missing.
There is a wealth of information that has gone underreported or just unreported in the recently completed U.S. Census.
Among the unreported subjects that are expected to emerge as a hot button issue after the mid-term election is redistricting and how our main political parties will be affected by the results of the recently completed U. S. Census.
To learn more about this subject and develop enterprise ideas, please join the NABJ Media Institute webinar, “Deciphering the Numbers: The Untold Stories of Redistricting.” This free webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 15th at 11:00 a.m. (EST) and will feature Anita S. Earls, Executive Director, Southern Coalition for Social Justice and Charles Robinson, Correspondent/Associate Producer, Maryland Public Television, NABJ Region II Director.
The webinar will explain the impact of redistricting on voting patterns and ultimately our system of government. In addition, the discussion will also explain the numbers behind re-districting and how to disseminate accurate and insightful information..
This webinar is for journalists serious about improving their ability to capture unique content for their organizations and the eventual dissemination of information that could help journalists develop new stories and hence a more explanatory way of news reporting. News managers, producers and especially local reporters are highly encouraged to attend. Click here to register.
And the very next day, NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force (DJTF) will hold its own webinar — Video Games: The New Frontier for Storytelling — Dec. 16 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST. Video Games, virtually unheard of in the 1970s, have risen to become a major source of entertainment today, particularly for the youth. However, as video games have evolved, their potential for use in storytelling has been largely untapped. This webinar will discuss storytelling in a digital age, and introduce participants to the principles of story and design that can be applied in a news setting.