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 April 2013.
- Tickets are on sale now for the Mashable Media Summit 2012. This annual one-day conference will take place on Nov. 30 at the Times Center 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.
- SABEW is hosting a free “Drilling Deep” Investigative Reporting Workshop on Nov. 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Tampa Tribune, 200-202 S. Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606. The workshop will feature two experts with ties to the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) organization: former IRE executive director Houston of the Investigative News Network, and current IRE President Johnston. Joining them in the lineup of speakers is Chris Davis, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and investigations editor for the Tampa Bay Times, Aaron Kessler a staff writer covering international corruption for the not-for-profit 100 Reporters and Marty Steffens, the SABEW chair at the Missouri School of Journalism. The workshop is free and includes lunch, but attendees must RSVP online in advance.
- Nov. 30 is the deadline to apply for the first AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research 12-month residential fellowship focused on issues surrounding the aging workforce in the United States. The fellow will be selected through a national competition open to mid-career journalists who are currently employed by the Associated Press or by any Associated Press Media Editors (APME) association news organizations. With funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the 2013 fellowship includes a salary of up to $100,000 and full benefits for the year and will focus on the economics of Americans working longer. The fellowship begins in March 2013, and the fellow will be required to live in Chicago to benefit from the AP-NORC Center resources at the University of Chicago.
- 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 Poynter Institute will hold a webinar, “Programming for Non-Geeks: Publishing Multimedia on the Web,” Dec. 5 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Getting multimedia content from your desktop to the Web is not always a straightforward process. This Webinar will help you navigate the foreign territory of fundamental formats, file streaming strategies and publishing methods. The cost is $29.95.
- 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 Poynter Institute will hold a seminar, “A New Curriculum for a New Journalism,” Jan. 2-4, 2013. We’ll share with you wish lists from newsrooms around the country, case studies of successful curriculum innovation and insights into the tools that will transform the communication field. When this three-day seminar is over, you’ll know how to anticipate and address the needs of your program, introduce new ideas across the curriculum and prepare innovative, entrepreneurial journalists. The deadline to apply is Dec. 7. The cost is $1,125.
- The Knight Digital Media Center will hold a three-day workshop, “Create and Captivate with Video,” Jan. 9-11 at the University of California-Berkeley. Participants will receive hands-on training in every phase of planning, production and digital delivery. Master storytellers will share techniques on how to capture audience attention and make your video storytelling effective. The cost is The cost is $1,395; there’s a 10% discount if you register before Nov. 30.
- The Knight Digital Media Center will hold a two-day data visualization workshop, “Create Meaning from Data,” Jan. 7-8 at the University of California-Berkeley. Participants will learn to create a clearer, more meaningful picture of complex statistics and publicly available data, tell stories with interactive GIS maps, and create beautiful and effective graphs and charts. The cost is $645; there’s a 10% discount if you register before Nov. 30.
- 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 Poynter Institute will hold a broadcast, “Video Storytelling with the Pros: Creativity on a Deadline,” Jan. 19, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. EST. Learn how award-winning professionals tell creative stories despite time constraints in this daylong workshop. The cost is $75.
- 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.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free online webinar, “Branding for Journalists: You Being You,” March 5, 2013, at noon or 4:00 p.m., EST. In this free, one-hour webinar, Robin J. Phillips, the Reynolds Center’s digital director, will show you some simple tips to take control of your image, and accentuate the value of who you are and what you do best – apart from your news organization.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free online webinar, “Power Searching for Business Journalists,” March 19 at noon EST. In this free, hourlong, online training, Google senior research scientist Daniel M. Russell will offer his tips, techniques and strategies for using Google to find what might seem to be impossible.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “Getting the Goods – Interviews that Work,” on May 8-9 at noon or 4:00 p.m. EST. Pulitzer Prize winner Jacqui Banaszynski will explore the core purposes, techniques and ethics of the interview process. She will reveal different interview approaches that work best in different situations and that apply to any genre of journalism. On Day 2, she will focus on interviews that produce not just information, but true stories, rich with character, scene and detail.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “The Business of Me,” June 4-6 at noon or 4:00 p.m. In this three-day webinar with Mark Luckie of Twitter, learn how to brand and market yourself and to pitch your ideas, plus understand the basics of financial and time management. Identify five next steps to advance your career as an entrepreneur.
- The Knight Digital Media Center is taking applications for its two-week “Multimedia Storytelling Institute 2013,” June 10-21 at the University of California-Berkeley. This intensive two-week program provides seminar style and hands-on training in essential skills for digital media production. The institute is ideal for journalists, educators and communication professionals interested in a rapid-paced immersive experience in multimedia content creation through delivery. The cost is $5,400; there’s a 10% discount if you register before May 10.
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