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Calendar of Multimedia Training and Events

Webbmedia Group has a great mega 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 Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has its training calendar posted for courses through January 2013.


  • The National Association of Black Journalists is holding a TweetChat Aug. 20 at 8:00 p.m. on how to start saving now to attend NABJ’s 2013 convention in Orlando. Our panelists are Natalie McNeal (, NABJ Treasurer and finance blogger Keith Reed and student Ashleigh Atwell, who has bootstrapped her way to the last two conventions.  ALL are welcome! The hashtag is #nabj13prep!
  • The Asian American Journalists Association is holding the V3con Digital Media Conference and awards event Aug. 24-25 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. V3Con will highlight and expand multiplatform Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communications by gathering thought-provoking AAPI online journalists, creative social media communicators, seasoned bloggers and those interested in engaging on digital platforms, in this unique, one-day conference setting where all are invited to share their experiences, knowledge, endeavors, and visions with others during interactive panels and workshops.
  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a webinar, “Finding Local Economic Stories in Census Data,” Aug. 28. The webinar, taught by USA Today database editor Paul Overberg, will teach listeners how to find great stories on your local economy lurking in the 2010 County Business Patterns data from the U.S. Census.  The cost is free.


  • Media Bistro is holding a four-week online course “Bootcamp for Journalists,” Thursdays from Sept. 1 to Nov. 1 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EDT. This intensive course is designed for writers, editors, bloggers, and any content producer wanting to produce attention-getting clips that get noticed — and sold.  The cost is $499.
  • Media Bistro is holding a four-week online course, “Online production for Writers and Editors,” Wednesdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 24 9-10:00 p.m. EDT. Through assignments and discussions, you will learn how to think past the written word and create content that is multi-dimensional and editorially relevant, uses the web to its full potential, and increases your value as an employee.  The cost is $425.
  • The Block by Block: Community News Summit 2012 will be held Sept. 13-15 at Loyola University in Chicago.  This event brings together local news entrepreneurs and others interested in the emerging local news ecosystem for two days of presentations of key challenges and solutions around technology, business and revenue. Registration is $75.
  • The Poynter Institute’s NewsU is holding a webinar, “The Craft of Multimedia Journalism,” Sept. 13 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Which digital platform is best for the story you want to tell? In this one-hour Webinar with Poynter’s multimedia specialist, Regina McCombs, you’ll learn the strengths and limits of various digital forms and how to pick the best medium for your story.  The cost is $29.95.
  • The Poynter Institute’s NewsU is holding a webinar, “Developing Your Social Media Voice,” Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. EDT. The Chicago Tribune’s James Janega will teach participants how to find the right tone in–and how to get the most out of–social media. The cost is $34.95.
  • DataGotham will be held on Friday, Sept. 14 at NYU Stern School of Business’s Paulson Auditorium.  The event is a celebration of New York City’s data community that will bring together professionals from finance to fashion and from startups to the Fortune 500.  This day-and-a-half event will consist of intense discussion, networking, and sharing of wisdom. The cost is $499.  The Online News Association is holding its annual convention Sept. 20-22 in San Francisco. Dick Costolo, Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, will be the keynote speaker. Registration is $599 for members and $899 for non-members.
  • Excellence In Journalism will be held Sept. 20-22 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The event is jointly held by the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Pre-registration (by Sept. 9) is $295 for members and $495 for non-members.


  • The University of California-Berkeley is holding East Meets West, A Gathering of Literary Journalists on Nov. 10.  The all-day event will be one long conversation about the tradition and the edges of narrative journalism, and will explore how to research and write great stories, where to publish them, and how to collaborate with agents and editors. There will be keynotes, lectures, and practical workshops.  The cost is $250.

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