By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Intern
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 National Press Club Journalism Institute is hosting “Databases 102” Feb. 4 in Washington, D.C., in its Bloomberg Room. The class will show how to use databases to make connections in databases where the secrets of governments, companies and candidates are hidden. The class is $20 for NPC members and $40 for non-members.
- 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 Center for Social Media is hosting its annual Media That Matters conference in Washington DC on Feb. 15. It is designed for established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communications leaders, funders, and students who want to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter. The conference costs $100.
- Digital First Media’s Thunderdome is hosting several live chats this month. Laura Amico, founder and editor of Homicide Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based website for data-driven coverage of violent crime, and Chris Amico, a journalist and web developer who works on the technology side of Homicide Watch, will host a live chat on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 2-3 p.m. EST. On Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 2-3 p.m. EST, C.W. Anderson, an Assistant Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island (City University of New York), and director of research at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, will host a “Rebuilding the News” live chat.
- Social Media Weekend (#SMWknd), a fun, interactive learning experience with speakers and one-on-one social media “doctoring” to help journalists, media professionals and others learn the basics or advance their skills, is on Feb. 15-17 at the Columbia School of Journalism on 2950 Broadway (at 116th Street), New York, NY. Among this year’s speakers: Mark S. Luckie, Twitter’s manager of journalism & news; Vadim Lavrusik, Facebook’s journalism program manager; Amanda Zamora, senior engagement editor, ProPublica; Jeremy Caplan, director of education, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism; Benét J. Wilson, freelance aviation/travel journalist, blogger; Chris Lesser, recruiting programs lead, AOL; Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer, Columbia University and CNET News blogger; and many more.
- The International Women’s Media Foundation is calling for applicants to its 2013 women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier Grant Program. The grant program will award three $20,000 grants to entrepreneurial women journalists proposing to use digital media in innovative ways to deliver the news. In addition to seed funding, the program provides coaching from leading entrepreneurs and digital news media experts. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
- The National Press Foundation is offering all-expenses-paid, four-day fellowships for journalists for its 9th annual education program on “Retirement Issues.” The application deadline is 5:00 PM EST Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.
- 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 Knight Digital Media Center at UC-Berkeley is offering an intensive 9-week graduate level certificate program, “Content & Strategy,” which focuses on the strategic implementation and production of digital media content combining seminar style instruction with practical hands-on training. The program is from March 5 through May 2. There will be presentations by world-class trainers, award-winning journalists and industry leaders, including Richard Koci Hernandez, Len De Groot, Jerry Monti. Tuition costs are $5,900. For more information, click here.
- The Knight Digital Media Center at UC-Berkeley is hosting a two-day, hands-on certification program, “Create Meaning from Data,” focused on communicating complex information with visually appealing charts, graphs and maps. It will be held March 8-9 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at UC-Berkeley’s North Gate Hall. Tuition costs $645 and there is a 10% early registration discount through Feb. 1. 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. Click here to register.
- The Investigative Reporters and Editors are hosting the “2013 Salt Lake City Watchdog Workshop” in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, March 15 through Saturday, March 16. This training will offer several of our core sessions that will improve your ability to find information on the Web quickly, and point you to key documents and data that will help you add depth to your daily work and produce quick-hit enterprise stories. In addition, this workshop will give you tips on bulletproofing stories, digging deeper on the Web with social media, search engines and much more. Workshop fees: $55 Professional, $25 Student and $30 Optional Computer-Assisted Reporting Training. Registration closes on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
- 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 UC-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 immersible experience in multimedia content creation through delivery. The cost is $5,400; there’s a 10% discount if you register before May 10.
- The Online News Association is partnering with the Global Editors Network to present several sessions at the Global News Summit 2013: Hack the Newsroom! (#GEN2013) conference on June 19-21 in Paris, France at Hotel de Ville, 5 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris. The conference will feature industry experts giving you the tools and strategies you need to help seed, encourage and implement experimentation and start-up culture in your digital newsroom. Registration is open to all ONA members and you can save 30 percent on registration if you purchase your tickets by Feb. 18. Early bird tickets are € 839 ($1,119.95) for GEN and ONA members and € 1,199 ($1,600.31).
- The National Association of Black Journalists welcomes you to join us from July 31-August 4, 2013 as we gather in Orlando for the 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair! Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.
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