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Calendar of Multimedia Training and Events

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.

MARCH

  • The National Association of Black Journalists will be hosting the 2013 NABJ Region 3 Conference on March 8-10 at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference program will offer participants an opportunity to sharpen old skills,
    learn new ones, and engage in valuable networking.
  • 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. 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, hour-long 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 Future Journalism Project, media initiative which explores disruption, opportunity and innovation across the media landscape, is looking for spring 2013 interns.
  • Harvard Writers is hosting a 3-day course, “Achieving Healthcare Leadership and Outcomes through Writing and Publishing,” for physicians, healthcare professionals and writers who want to publish nonfiction in print form. The course will be held at the Boston Marriott Cambridge in Cambridge, M.A..
  • 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 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, hour-long, 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 Digital Media Summit will be returning to Toronto on March 19-20 at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Center Hotel. You can use the promo code DMSMASH13 to receive a discount on the delegate badge.

APRIL

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism will award two $1,000 fellowships to attend the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) in Washington April 4-6. NABJ member Christopher Nelson, a freelance journalist based in Baltimore, was one of last year’s winners.
  • Beginning in 2013, UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism will each year offer five $10,000 postgraduate Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships. The fellowship, a project of the Knight Center in Science and Environmental Journalism, is supported by a grant from The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation. Online applications are due April 1. The program will announce this year’s fellows by May 1.
  • The Data Visualization Summit will be taking place on April 10-13 in San Francisco. The summit brings together leaders in Data Viz to explain and clarifiy the numerous benefits of using data visualization. If you would like to attend please contact Victoria Elton at velton@theiegroup.com.
  • The National Conference for Media Reform is dedicated to changing  the media and building a better democracy. The conference will be held in Denver on April 5-7.
  • The National Association of Black Journalists will be hosting its 2013 NABJ Conference on Health Disparities in Washington D.C. on April 4. Topics addressed at the Media Institute will include the social determinants of health, creative community solutions to health care access and prevention, newly enacted provisions of the Affordable Care Act and HIV/AIDS in the black community. Previous conference have addressed mental health, childhood obesity, and infant mortality.

MAY

  • 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 collaboration between the Human Resources teams at NPR and Twitter#NPRTwitterChat, has now been extended to a quarterly series. The one hour chat, covered in the Mashable article, ‘How to Effectively Use Twitter as a Job Search Resource‘, brings together a mix of global subject matter experts at the intersections of human resources, recruiting and social media to share insights and tips with job seekers. The next #NPRTwitterChat will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST.

JUNE

  • 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).

JULY

  • 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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