Posted in Conferences & Conventions, Education, Webinars

Calendar of Multimedia Training and Events

By Benét J. Wilson, chair, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force & social media/newsletters editor, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

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 June 2013.


  • Please join the NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force for a free webinar on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET on how to craft the perfect workshop proposal for the 2013 convention. Program Committee members Sarah Glover (NBC10 Philadelphia social media editor and PABJ president), Denise Clay (writer/editor, Philadelphia Sunday Sun and adjunct professor at Temple University) and Glenn Proctor (40-year journalism veteran and founder of career services consultancy ReddJob) will offer advice.We’ll also leave time for questions and answers. The webinar is free, but you must register, here.
  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, “Dig Deeper: Ratios and Red Flags in Financial Statements,” with Michelle Leder of and Tom Contiliano of Bloomberg on Sept. 27. The afternoon workshop at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism precedes the SABEW Fall Conference there. SABEW offers a $50 rebate for its Fall Conference to attendees of this Reynolds free workshop.
  • The New York Press Club Foundation presents its 20th Annual Conference on Journalism on Sept. 29. The event will feature keynote speaker Joan Walsh, editor-at-large of and an MSNBC political analyst, who will discuss the role that partisan media is playing in the current landscape. Participants can get investigative reporting tips from award winning journalists; and learn personal branding. Admission, which includes breakfast and lunch, is just $35 for Press Club members, $50 for non members. Student members get in for just  $10, non-member students $20.


  • The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism’s J-Camp is holding an evening workshop, “Social Reporting: How to Master Search (and Vet What You Find),” Oct. 1, 7-9 p.m. at 219 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Ave.  This course will provide students with the tried, tested (and free!) tools they’ll need to monitor their beats as news happens, and teach students how to use what they find to enrich their stories. Students will create a “social dashboard” to easily keep tabs on subject areas, and — bonus! — will leave with the ability to filter out the noise they don’t need.  The cost is $30.
  • 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.
  • Mashable is holding “Google Analytics Users Great Event (GAUGE),” Oct. 3-4 in Boston.  GAUGE provides valuable insights through expert-led, user-to-user collaborative sessions that are insanely practical. This is not a “come and be spoken to” conference, but rather an opportunity to learn from Google Analytics pros and peers, and share your experience and knowledge.  The cost is $495.
  • The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism’s J-Camp is holding an evening workshop, “The 25 Most Incredibly Useful iPad and iPhone Apps,” Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m. at 219 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Ave.  Discover some of the coolest, most handy apps in a whirlwind digital tour. From slick new photo and video apps to the best apps for reading, writing and organizing, we’ll cover a broad range of useful tools, many of which are free. You’ll leave with a handout listing all the apps mentioned, and some new inspiration for making the most of your device. The cost is $25.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center at UC-Berkeley has unveiled its Fall 2012 Multimeida Storytelling series. Video Storytelling is a three-day workshop is an immersion in digital video storytelling, providing hands-on video training in every phase of planning, production and digital delivery. The cost is $1,395.
  • The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will offer two online courses in English and Spanish on covering marketing concepts such as how to plan for retirement, understanding your 401(k), stock and bond markets, mutual funds and private and public companies under the McGraw-Hill Markets Reporting Program. These courses will be available to U.S. journalists who report in minority communities. The online courses will take place from October 15, 2012 through December 9, 2012. All applicants will be asked to propose a project that they will develop throughout the length of the course. A mentoring period to help participants finalize their projects will then take place from December 10, 2012 until January 18, 2013.
  • Western Kentucky University is holding its Mountain Workshops Oct. 16-21, 2012 in the city of Henderson, Ky.  The Workshops are three workshops in one. A participant can select from one of the three to suit their current need of visual development. The amount of seats offered in each category — Photojurnalism, Picture Editing and Multimedia — are limited. Photojournalism – $625 prior to Sept. 15, $675 after Sept. 15; Multimedia – $775 prior to Sept. 15, $825 after Sept. 15; and  Picture Editing – $625 prior to Sept. 15, $675 after Sept. 15.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center at UC-Berkeley’s Multimedia Storytelling series will hold a session, “Social Media for Audience Engagement” Oct. 22-23 at UC-Berkeley. The two-day workshop will offer comprehensive training on how to leverage the power of social media and storytelling to develop audiences, trust relationships and engagement. Upon completion of this workshop, you will have a grounding in the strategic uses of social media and hands-on experience using the most current social media platforms and technologies. The cost is $845.


  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is offering fellowships worth $2,000 for four days of intensive study in how to teach an undergraduate course in business journalism Jan. 2-5, 2013, in Phoenix for its seventh annual Business Journalism Professors Seminar. Fellowships cover the full cost of training, lodging, materials and most meals. In addition, fellows receive help offsetting travel costs. This seminar will cover the essentials of teaching a hands-on course, including financial, economic and writing aspects. It is an opportunity for prospective business journalism professors to learn from experienced instructors and journalism professionals.  The deadline to apply is Nov. 1.
  • Early bird tickets are on sale now for the Mashable Media Summit 2012.  This annual one-day conference will take place on Nov. 2 at the TimesCenter in New York City, where it will unite the brightest minds in media, including journalists, technologists, media executives, entrepreneurs and social media leaders.  The cost is $499.
  • 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.
  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free online webinar, “SEC Filings Master Class,” Nov. 13-15. This free webinar with Michelle Leder, who makes her living unearthing news in SEC filings, is designed to help you feel more confident in your SEC-document sleuthing. In just one hour a day Nov. 13-15, you’ll enhance your ability to spot red flags in SEC filings.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center at UC-Berkeley’s Multimedia Storytelling series will hold a session, “Data Driven Maps,’ Nov. 16-17 at UC-Berkeley. This two-day workshop is a hands-on program focused on applying Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools to visualize data with industry standard techniques. Participants will learn to utilize publicly available map files and data to build layered and informative maps. The cost is $745.


  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free online webinar, “Investigating Public Pensions,” Dec. 4. Arizona Republic senior reporter Craig Harris will explain how you can dig into your state’s public pensions.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center at UC-Berkeley’s Multimedia Storytelling series will hold a session, “Visual Essentials for Content Creators,” Dec. 10-14 at UC-Berkeley. The two-day workshop is for journalists and communications professionals interested in building their video and multimedia skills set. This intensive one-week production course focuses on the art and craft of digital storytelling and features hands-on practical skills training.  The cost is $1,750.


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