Posted in Conferences & Conventions, Education, journalism

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 April 2013.


  • Today is the deadline to apply for the Poynter Institute’s Editing 2012: How to Wear 5 Hats and Succeed, being held Dec. 2-7, 2012.  Learn how to effectively manage your ever-growing number of responsibilities — and produce better stories. Make better decisions about coverage. Brainstorm better ideas. Coach reporters to ask better questions. Write shorter — or longer — and edit faster. And develop a leadership style that works.  The cost is $1,200.
  • 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 Online News Association’s Philadelphia chapter will hold a meetup, “Trends In Online Reporting,” Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., at the Pen & Pencil Club. In September, a dozen Philadelphia journalists and local ONA members headed out to San Francisco for the annual national Online News Association conference.  In addition to relationships, our friends and colleagues also discussed and shared the trends in web reporting. To help spread the brain share, we’ll have a slew of people who attended offer quick, actionable takeaways about what they learned.
  • The Scripps Howard Foundation will present a free webinar, “Scandal Exposed: How a small newspaper held their own while covering the Sandusky scandal,” on Nov. 14. The webinar is part of the “How I Got That Story” program, which focuses on award-winning journalism topics or stories and the process used to get the story.  The deadline to register is  Nov. 13.
  • The Deadline Club will hosts a panel of senior political journalists to discuss campaign coverage. Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the New York Newspaper Guild, 1501 Broadway, 7th Floor. Panelists will include Richard Berke, the Assistant Managing Editor of The New York Times, who served as the paper’s National Political Correspondent for more than a decade, and Pat Kiernan, a News Anchor and Political Reporter for New York 1. The panel will be moderated by Allan Chernoff, Deadline Club Vice President for Events and a long-time on-air reporter for CNN who now works as a media counselor at Fleishman-Hillard. The event is free for Deadline Club members and $10 for non-members.
  • 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 National Association of Black Journalists’ Political Reporters Task Force will hold a Media Institute event, “Watergate III: The Last Word on the 2012 Election,” on Nov. 17 at Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, D.C.  This quadrennial conference takes a look at how media continues to change the dynamics of national politics; the trends generated in this election season and the impact new voters have on state, congressional and local races. It also examines the issue of diversity amongst reporters on the campaign trail and its reflection in the coverage of national and local races.  Teh cost is $59 for NABJ members and $99 for non-members.
  • Tickets are on sale now for the Mashable Media Summit 2012.  This annual one-day conference will take place on Nov. 30 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.
  • 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 100Reporters 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 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 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.
  • MARCHThe 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.

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