By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group
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The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University has updated its calendar of free workshops and webinars from now through May 2011. And Media Bistro has its current course list available through the end of June.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free Webinar, “15 Red Flags When Editing Business Stories: Online,” March 29 at noon or 4:00 p.m. EST. This free Webinar aims to bring business copy into your comfort zone — or at least closer to it — by exposing the biggest pitfalls editors and reporters face in dealing with business topics.
- The Online News Association and the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute are co-sponsoring a one-day workshop — The Mobile Migration — at the John Seigenthaler Center on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville that will share real world information about delivering news and information for the small screen. The event will be held April 1. The cost is $50, with discounts for ONA members and students.
- The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the McCormick Foundation are seeking to fund four women-led projects that will rock the world of journalism. The McCormick Foundation’s New Media Women Entrepreneurs program will fund individuals who have original ideas to create new Web sites, mobile news services or other entrepreneurial initiatives that offer interactive opportunities to engage, inspire and improve news and information in a geographic community or a community of interest. Applications are due April 4. Check out NABJDigital’s profiles of winners Dr. Michelle Ferrier and Retha Hill.
- NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force will hold a free webinar, Tapping our Oral Traditions: How To Add A Podcast To Your Print Story, April 5 from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT. Join multimedia journalist Vanessa Deggins as she shows how to create a podcast to accompany a print story. She will allow us to listen to some of her work and she’ll answer questions on how you can get started. The NABJDigital blog will also have links to resources Deggins recommends for producing podcasts.
- 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 W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free Webinar, “Telling Business Stories with Soundslides” at Southern Methodist University’s Umphrey Lee Center in Dallas, April 8. Attendees must be registered for the Society of American Business Writers and Editors spring conference April 7-9.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism 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.
- Social Media Club’s Social Media Camp: San Diego will be held April 30. Social Media Camp is a one day education and networking event for the local community of social media professionals and those seeking to learn social media in a high energy, collaborative environment. The main focus of Social Media Camp is to provide a low cost opportunity for the unemployed and underemployed to learn core social media job skills that will help them find a new job, or get ahead in the job they have.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism 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 hour-long, interactive session at either noon or 4 p.m. EDT on May 3.
- The New England Center for Investigative Reporting is taking applications for the McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute May 9-12 in Boston. This workshop will provide you with the tools and the expertise you need to offer your readers, viewers and listeners insightful coverage of the next big story taking shape in post-stimulus America – the budget crises gripping communities and states nationwide. Applications are due April 10.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free Webinar, “Beyond Google: Mining the Web for company intelligence: Online,” May 17-18 at noon or 4:00 p.m. EST. Here’s a chance to learn the tools and techniques that competitive intelligence experts use every day — and that you can use to keep tabs on the companies on your beat.
- The Maynard Institute is taking applications for its 2011 Multimedia Editing Program June 1-30 at the Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno. The immersion program that will teach you the range of multimedia skills: video, audio, blogging, slideshows, tagging, databases, maps, HTML, producing stories using mobile, Web strategy, social networking and content management systems, and how they all connect. The cost is $6,000, but 12 scholarship spots are available. Applications are due April 15.
- Internet Week New York City is being held June 6-13. Internet Week is a week-long festival of events celebrating New York’s thriving internet industry and community.
- 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 #140conf: NYC – Exploring “The State of NOW” will be held June 15-16 at the 92nd Street Y.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free Webinar, “10 Tips for Turning National Stories into Great Local Ones,” June 21 at noon or 4:00 p.m. EDT. Listeners will learn how to localize hot national stories.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism 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.
- The University of Southern California’s Reporting on Health is taking applications for its National Health Journalism Fellowship, being held July 24-29. This Fellowship is open to professional journalists from print, broadcast, and online media around the country, including freelancers. Applicants need not be fulltime health reporters, but they need to have a passion for health news (broadly defined). Applications from ethnic media journalists are strongly encouraged, as are applications proposing collaborative projects between mainstream and ethnic news outlets. Applications are due May 2.
- The National Association of Black Journalists is holding its annual convention and career fair Aug. 3-7, 2011, in Philadelphia. Professional journalists, students and educators will take part in full- and half-day seminars designed to strengthen and enhance their skills. Workshops throughout the five-day convention will highlight journalism ethics, entrepreneurship, specialized journalism and transitioning journalism skills to book publishing, screen writing and media relations.
- The Society for Features Journalism is now taking applications for its 2011 Society for Features Journalism Diversity Fellowship, Aug. 24-27 at the Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Ariz. The fellowship targets journalists of color who produce arts and features content for news organizations or those interested in pursuing careers in arts and features. Applications are due March 31.
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