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Calendar of Multimedia and Training 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.


  • 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, NBC News Assignment Editor , was one of last year’s winners.
  • Join NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Chair Benét Wilson for the next  DJTF TweetChat — Mobile Journalism Tools You Can Use — on Monday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.  We’ll recommend tools for smartphones and tablets and take your questions. The hashtag is #DJTFChat.
  • See how Spundge can help you cover a beat, research stories, collaborate with colleagues and create content and curated streams with its Content Curation and Creation with Spundge: A Digital Tools Tutorial webinar. This webinar is part of the Digital Tools Project at 2 p.m. Eastern time, April 10.
  • 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 Society for Features Journalism is offering the 2013 Penny Bender Fuchs Diversity Fellowship for  journalists of color who produce arts and features content for news organizations or those interested in pursuing careers in arts and features. SFJ is hosting this  award in conjunction with its annual convention. Fellowships cover SFJ conference registration, airfare , hotel and a $300 stipend for other SFJ expenses. The application deadline is April 15.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The National Association of Black Journalists will be hosting the 2013 NABJ Region V Conference on April 19-20. This two-day conference will include journalism workshops featuring media professionals and educators. Workshops will be offered in the following areas: radio production and programming, print journalism, television news reporting, social media and career preparation.
  • USC Annenberg’s Knight Digital Media Center is hosting a Show Me the Numbers: Basic Metrics to Grow Your Project webinar on Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. EST.  This free hands-on webinar will provide tangible strategies to use Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and other tools to measure results and make strategic decisions about your online project or web site.
  • Get expert advice in working with writers to generate better story ideas and tell them in ways that resonate with readers at the Editors Boot Camp 2013: A Poynter Broadcast presentation. Learn more about how to join us either online or in-person for this April 22 event at 9 a.m. Eastern time.
  • Mark your calendars for April 12-13 when NABJ-MU and the Diederich College of Communication will host the 2013 Midwest Journalism Summit. More than 75 journalism students from around the region will gather for two days of networking, hearing from seasoned journalists and participating in workshops and panels designed to build their journalism skills and savvy in whichever type of media they choose to pursue.
  • 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.
  • Calling all entrepreneurs! The Ray Taliaferro NABJ Entrepreneurial Spirit Award seeks to encourage and promote journalistic entrepreneurship. The grant is awarded annually to one recipient as recognition for the introduction or significant innovation of a new or existing media enterprise. The winner will receive $5,000 and a trip to NABJ’s 2013 Convention in Orlando! The deadline is April 19.

  • Blogalicious is planning its first-ever TECH Summit for aspiring and active startup founders, software developers and coders, bloggers with technology interests and tech thought-leaders on April 18 in Washington, D.C.


  • 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.


  • 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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