By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group
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- The Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute has updated its calendar of free workshops and webinars from now through May 2011.
- The Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley has opened applications for its 2011 Multimedia Training 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 March 18.
- 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 Society of Professional Journalists is now taking applications for its Pulliam/Kilgore Freedom of Information Internships. One intern works in the offices of the Society’s First Amendment legal counsel in Washington, D.C. The other intern works at the Society’s National Headquarters in Indianapolis. The deadline to apply is Jan. 14.
- Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is now accepting submissions for the $5,000 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. The Toner Prize will be awarded to the best national or local political reporting on any platform—print, broadcast or online—that was published, posted or broadcast between Jan. 2 and Dec. 31, 2010. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.
- The Poynter Institute is holding an online webinar, “Becoming a More Effective Reporter: Telling Untold Stories,” Jan. 17 through Feb. 11, 2011. This course will help you improve your ability to find and tell stories off the beaten path. It will open your eyes and ears to story ideas buried in plain sight and show you how to mine communities, cultures and individuals for stories that often remain untold. The cost is $399.
- City University of New York’s J-Camp will hold a two-day course in New York City Jan. 18-19 from 9:30-5:30 called The Digital Journalist. The workshop will look at these new technologies and teach students how to use these new tools to report in an entirely digital world. The course is will be taught by Michael Rosenblum and Lisa Lambden, who own and run a group of New York-based media companies all based on the VJ-driven model. CUNY is offering a 20% discount for the first five NABJ members who register for the $450 course.
- The Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute is offering a free webinar “Social Media 101, 202, 303,” Feb. 8-10. Social Media 101 offers the basics for social media newbies. Social Media 202 is tips for reporters about using social media sites as research tools. Social Media 303 will show how to filter to contain the clutter.
- The Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute is partnering with the Investigative Reporters and Editors and the N.C. Press Association on a free Webinar, “Investigating Private Companies and Nonprofits,” in Raleigh, N.C., Feb. 23. This Webinar help attendees find public documents on private companies and the basics of what you’ll find in those documents; understand the new Form 990 and the basics of nonprofits’ finances; and analyze and apply what you’ve learned — including discovering the power of spreadsheets to spot trends — to produce great stories.
- The Freedom Forum Diversity Institute will hold its Multimedia Boot Camp for Journalism Professionals and Educators Feb. 23-27 at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn. Participants will learn how to: produce multimedia on a budget, buy the right gear and find cheap ways to record and edit audio; use basic tools in Adobe Photoshop; edit an audio story with Audacity; produce an audio slideshow in Final Cut; produce two video projects, using Final Cut for storytelling and editing; and learn how smart phones can be used to gather news. Tuition is $850.
- The Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute is holding a free Webinar, “Covering the Green Economy – A Western Perspective,” in Los Angeles March 4. The daylong workshop will help you learn the latest sustainable trends impacting your local economy and will give you practical tips for navigating one of the hottest topics around.
- 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.
- The Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute is holding a free Webinar, “Covering the green economy – Follow the green money,” April 19 at noon or 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. You will learn the skills to find the green money trail on your beat. He’ll show you how to track green stimulus projects and identify the other cash trickling from Washington into your backyard.
- The Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute is holding a free Webinar, “15 tips on time management for business journalists,” May 3. Participants will learn simple things they can immediately incorporate into their daily work and personal lives that will allow them to juggle more efficiently. You can attend the hourlong, interactive session at either noon or 4 p.m. EDT on May 3.
- Applications are now open for the Knight Digital Media Center’s News Entrepreneur Boot Camp 2011. The boot camp will be held May 15-20, 2011, in Los Angeles. The one-week boot camp plus 6-week online learning program is designed for 20 competitively selected digital entrepreneurs with great ideas for community news and information initiatives in the public interest. Applications are due Jan. 14, with final participants chosen March 7
- The Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley has opened applications for its Web 2.0 workshop 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 April 15.
- The Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute is holding a free Webinar, “Unlocking Financial Statements,” July 18-22. The weeklong online seminar covers income statements, balance sheets, cash flows and writing about numbers.
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