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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 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.


  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is taking applications for the Reynolds Visiting Business Journalism Professors for spring 2014. The visting professors program will assign professors to two campuses for the spring semester 2014. Those selected will teach business journalism coursework during a semester in residence.
  • 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.
  • The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture is holding its “Leading Creatively” conference in Minneapolis Sept. 6-8.  The event convenes organizations and individuals from across the country to examine the state-of-the-field amidst the vibrant and flourishing arts communities in Minneapolis.  Registration is $295 for NAMAC members and $325 for non-members.
  • The South Asian Journalists Association and Knowledge@Wharton are now taking aplications for the 2012 Knowledge@Wharton Scholarship for Business Journalism. The program is designed to enhance the quality of minority business journalism. It provides one member each from  NABJ AAJA, SAJA, NAHJ and NAJA with a scholarship to attend Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists in Philadelphia. Each scholarship (which covers cost of tuition, course materials and most meals) is worth about $1,995 and is furnished by Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The award does NOT cover travel to and from Philadelphia or lodging. Applicants must be a reporter, editor or producer (including freelancers) currently living in the United States or Canada and working in business journalism or a field that overlaps, such as healthcare or technology. The deadline to apply is September 7, 2012. Winners will be informed September 14, 2012.
  • The Newswomen’s Club of New York has put out a call for submissions for its Front Page Awards. The organization is calling for entries from newswomen in the New York metropolitan area working in print, television, radio, wires, and online media as reporters, photographers, columnists, producers, and videographers. The Front Page Awards also recognize Reporter of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. All 2012 contest entries must have been published, issued, broadcast or e-published between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. Entries must be postmarked no later than September 7, 2012. The fee is $100 per entry.
  • The National Association of Black Journalists’ Digital Journalism Task Force is holding a free webinar, “Social Media As A Reporting Tool,” with Niketa Patel of The webinar will be held Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. EDT. For more details, click here.
  • 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.
  • Applications are now being taken for the Abe Fellowship for Journalists.  The fellowship is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Fellows are expected to produce an analytical article or feature story that will inform public debate or a policy community. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2012.
  • The Associated Press Media Editors Annual Conference will be held Sept. 19-21, 2012 at the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. The APME conference is an event that allows editors to recharge their batteries, network and learn the latest in the industry. Pulitzer Prize winners from Seattle, Pennsylvania and Alabama will talk about their award-winning work. Great ideas will be celebrated and shared. Those who covered the Colorado theater shootings will talk about how to cover such tragedies. And APME has entire day devoted to best practices in social media.
  • 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.
  • J-Lab will be holding a half-day workshop, “News Entrepreneuring 4.0,”  at the Online News Association’s annual convention Sept. 20. The event will cover the nitty-gritty of how to sell ads, audience-engagement strategies, collaboration models and university-news entrepreneurship models. Registration is $60.
  • 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 Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Flagship Program is now accepting applications. The flagship program will be held Oct. 21-24 with new faculty and several financial aid options. For over four decades the Seminars have helped journalists gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues via intensive lectures conducted by senior Wharton School faculty.  It will feature sessions on financial statement analysis, executive compensation, innovation and global markets.  The deadline to apply is Oct. 1, 2012.
  • The Poynter Institute’s NewsU is taking applications for a seminar, “Writing and Selling Your Freelance Stories,” Oct. 1-3. This seminar will help writers, primarily those in the freelance market, to tell better stories — and to sell them.  The presenters are: Tom Huang of the Dallas Morning News; Butch Ward, managing editor and distinguished Poynter Fellow; and Terry Greene Sterling, Writer-in-Residence, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.  The cost is $750, and applications are due by Sept. 7.
  • The Poynter Institute’s NewsU is taking applications for an online group seminar, “Reporters Without Editors: How to Edit Your Own Writing,” Oct. 8 through Nov. 2.  In this course, you’ll gain the skills you need to polish your own prose. The cost is $399 and applications are due by Sept. 10.


  • 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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