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.
- 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 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.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free online webinar, “5 Local Economic Stories to Jump on Now: Online,” Jan. 15-16, 2012. Marilyn Geewax, national economics correspondent for NPR, will cover the five best local economic stories to jump on now. Understand the economic concepts, and learn how to make them relevant to listeners, readers or viewers.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free online webinar, “Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story,” Feb. 5. Pulitzer winner Michael J. Berens help attendees find, develop and pitch a winning investigative story idea.