Posted in Conferences & Conventions, Education, journalism, multimedia journalist, News, Uncategorized

Calendar of Multimedia Training & Events

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Intern

Editor’s note: the Digital Journalism Task Force is working on programming that will take us right to the annual convention. To that end, we’d appreciate it if you could take this quick 5-question survey to let us know what you want. Thanks!!

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 July 2013.

APRIL

  • Learn how award-winning professionals work through the creative process of storytelling on a deadline in these on-demand video replays in the Video Storytelling with the Pros: Creativity on a Deadline training package.
  • ASJA is hosting its 42nd Annual Writers Conference, ASJA2013: Fire Up Your Writing Career, which includes two full days open to the public, offering dozens of educational sessions focused on issues and topics pivotal to freelance writers. There will also be several social events designed to encourage professional networking.
  • NewsTrain, the signature on-site journalism training program of the Associated Press Media Editors, will make its first stop in its 10th anniversary year in Springfield, Ill. Workshops are being planned for April 29 and 30 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Downtown Springfield. Click here for more information.

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.
  • The Sunlight Foundation’s 5th annual TransparencyCamp on May 4th and 5th at the George Washington University’s Marvin Center, Washington, DC. For the last five years, they’ve gathered together a variety of journalists, policy creators, technologists, concerned citizens, academics, watchdogs, and others to build community, share best practices, and problem-solve challenges to work in the transparency arena.
  • Learn how to pitch articles and reach out to major media outlets to get coverage for your book with the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Marketing & Publicity Part 2 session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
  • Expert John Low will show you the similarities and differences between print books and eBooks with the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Format Your eBook for Publication session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8.
  • Reporters who cover education and the difficult issues around teacher evaluation are invited to apply to attend “Grading the Teachers,” a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute on May 8-10 in Detroit.

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.

If you have items you wish to include, please email them to me at benet AT aviationqueen DOT COM. Thanks!!

Editor’s note: the Digital Journalism Task Force is working on programming that will take us right to the annual convention. To that end, we’d appreciate it if you could take this quick 5-question survey to let us know what you want. Thanks!!

Posted in Education

Friday Fast Five – Your Guide To New Media

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force intern

1. Nieman LabWhat is a social media editor?

2. Poynter8 ways to increase the chances to get funding for your media startup

3. PR Daily9 Twitter mistakes to avoid

4. ZiteSimple tools for spicing up your stories with multimedia #ahcj13

5. Hubspot5 Infographics to Teach You How To Easily Create Infographics in Powerpoint

Editor’s note: the Digital Journalism Task Force is working on programming that will take us right to the annual convention. To that end, we’d appreciate it if you could take this quick 5-question survey to let us know what you want. Thanks!!

Posted in journalism, multimedia journalist, Webinar

UPDATED – Creating Multimedia Stories With Meograph – The Recording

By Benét J. Wilson, chair, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force & social media/eNewsletters editor, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Editor’s note: the Digital Journalism Task Force is working on programming that will take us right to the annual convention. To that end, we’d appreciate it if you could take this quick 5-question survey to let us know what you want. Thanks!!

UPDATE, 4/25, 11:15 A.M. Due to technical difficulties, we are unable to upload the recording of this webinar.  The problem has been fixed, and we shouldn’t have any issues with future webinars.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you’ll join us for free programming in the future.

On Tuesday, we did a webinar with Misha Leybovitch, the founder and CEO of Meograph, a four-dimensional multimedia storytelling tool. The tool helps journalists combine video, audio, pictures, text, links, maps and timelines that can be embedded on websites or shared via social media. Leybovitch  demonstrated how easy it is for journalists to take their stories to the next level using Meograph.

UPDATE – please look at these links to Meographs created by different news organizations.

 

Posted in Conferences & Conventions, Education, multimedia journalist

Sign Up For StoriesLab Workshop In Washington, D.C.

By Felicia Pride, the Pride Collaborative

StoriesLab
Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
American University | Washington, DC
Register here: http://storieslab.eventbrite.com/

Ancient storytellers captured narrative in paintings on cave walls or sustained them through the oral tradition. But modern technology has significantly enhanced the way in which our stories are told, collected, shared, and measured.

We want to highlight the advancements that the digital and technological landscape has brought to the art of storytelling, while also recognizing the importance of strong narrative.

Enter StoriesLab, a half-day interactive exploration into the possibilities of story to entertain, inform connect, and engage. We’ll look at transmedia storytelling as a tool of engagement. We’ll participate in a mini story hackathon. We’ll engage in a workshop on measuring impact for cross media projects. And we’ll be reminded about the power of narrative.

Join us.

StoriesLab is a project of StoriesLead and co-presented by Pride Collaborative and the Center for Social Media.

Posted in Awards, Conferences & Conventions, Education, Entrepreneur, journalism, multimedia journalist

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 July 2013.

APRIL

  • The National Press Club Institute is hosting a “Post Election Payback” seminar from April 26, 2 – 7 p.m. to April 27, 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Center for Responsive Politics’ “Post-Election Payback” trainings aims to develop and nurture a more sophisticated level of media coverage by conducting three regional seminars that will train journalists to track campaign money’s effects on policy outcomes and on hiring decisions in Congress and in the new administration. April 26 includes a panel discussion from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. April 27 includes two panel discussions (morning and afternoon), breakfast and lunch included. Registration is $15 for NPC members; $25 for non-members. Register here.
  • Learn how award-winning professionals work through the creative process of storytelling on a deadline in these on-demand video replays in the Video Storytelling with the Pros: Creativity on a Deadline training package.
  • The American Society of Journalists and Authors is hosting its annual writer’s conference on April 25-27 in New York City. The conference is geared toward freelance writers who are looking to supercharge their careers.
  • ASJA is hosting its 42nd Annual Writers Conference, ASJA2013: Fire Up Your Writing Career, which includes two full days open to the public, offering dozens of educational sessions focused on issues and topics pivotal to freelance writers. There will also be several social events designed to encourage professional networking.
  • NewsTrain, the signature on-site journalism training program of the Associated Press Media Editors, will make its first stop in its 10th anniversary year in Springfield, Ill. Workshops are being planned for April 29 and 30 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Downtown Springfield. Click here for more information.

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.
  • The Sunlight Foundation’s 5th annual TransparencyCamp on May 4th and 5th at the George Washington University’s Marvin Center, Washington, DC. For the last five years, they’ve gathered together a variety of journalists, policy creators, technologists, concerned citizens, academics, watchdogs, and others to build community, share best practices, and problem-solve challenges to work in the transparency arena.
  • Learn how to pitch articles and reach out to major media outlets to get coverage for your book with the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Marketing & Publicity Part 2 session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
  • Expert John Low will show you the similarities and differences between print books and eBooks with  the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Format Your eBook for Publication session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8.
  • Reporters who cover education and the difficult issues around teacher evaluation are invited to apply to attend “Grading the Teachers,” a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute on May 8-10 in Detroit.

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.

If you have items you wish to include, please email them to me at benet AT aviationqueen DOT COM. Thanks!!

 
Posted in journalism, multimedia journalist, Social Media

10 Interesting Posts On How Journalists Covered The Boston Marathon Bombings

By Benét J. Wilson, chair, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force & social media/eNewsletters editor, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Thanks to Flipboard and my myriad social media/journalism groups, I was fed a constant stream of information on how journalists covered the horrific Boston Marathon bombings.  Yet again, social media played a large role in how information was gathered and dispersed in real time.  Below, in no particular order, are 10 posts on how the bombings were handled.

  1. BostonGlobe.com2013 Boston Marathon live blog
  2. CNN: Complete Coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings
  3. Nieman LabSocial media and the Boston bombings: When citizens and journalists cover the same story
  4. PoynterHow journalists are covering, reacting to Boston Marathon explosions
  5. IJNet: How the media used social media, digital tools to cover the Boston Marathon explosions
  6. PBS MediaShiftSocial Media Offers Vital Updates, Support After Boston Marathon Bombings
  7. PandoDailyBoston marathon: Has social media coverage finally matured?
  8. Forbes: Google Person Finder Helps In Boston Marathon Explosions
  9. Washington Post: Boston explosions: Twitter acts as journalism’s ombudsman
  10. Huffington PostReporters Ran In Boston Marathon Before Covering Tragedy