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

Calendar of Multimedia Training and 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. MAY

  • 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.
  • Free Immigration briefing for journalists. Immigration reform touches every American. Journalists who want a better handle on how it will unfold are invited to this Capitol Hill Issues Briefing on Immigration Issues. Experts will explain details of the developing bills as they are debated. A reporter panel will help sort out the best resources and talk about the art and politics of covering immigration. Confirmed speakers include:Muzaffar Chishti, Director, Migration Policy Institute Office at NYU School of Law; Carrie Budoff Brown, POLITICO; Franco Ordonez, McClatchy. For more information and to register, click here.

  • Free Immigration briefing for journalists. Immigration reform touches every American. Journalists who want a better handle on how it will unfold are invited to this Capitol Hill Issues Briefing on Immigration Issues. Experts will explain details of the developing bills as they are debated. A reporter panel will help sort out the best resources and talk about the art and politics of covering immigration. Confirmed speakers include:Muzaffar Chishti, Director, Migration Policy Institute Office at NYU School of Law; Carrie Budoff Brown, POLITICO; Franco Ordonez, McClatchy. For more information and to register, click here.

  • The 2013 APME Journalism Excellence Awards honor superior journalism and innovation among, newspapers, radio, television and online news sites across the United States and Canada. The awards will be presented at the APME annual conference October 28-30 in Indianapolis. Visit the contest site here for more information. The deadline is May 15.
  • The Deadline Club is hosting its annual awards dinner on May 16 at 7:30 p.m. the Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY. The winners of the club’s annual awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments in journalism will be announced at this event, where they will each receive a “Rube,” the club’s distinctive statuette designed by the American artist Rube Goldberg. Finalists in the 2013 contest will be announced at the beginning of April on the club’s website, www.deadlineclub.org. Ticket prices will rise after 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. After that date, individual tickets will rise by $30 and a table of 10 will rise by $300. Tickets will remain on sale until the event, based on availability. For information and to order tickets click here or email awards.reservations@deadlineclub.org.
  •  The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free webinar, “Shell Companies and Fraud: An Investigative Primer,” with Loeb Award winner and freelance investigative journalist Kelly Carr. This one-hour training offers an introduction shell companies and best practices for identifying corrupt businesses in your community. Attend either one-hour session at noon or 4 p.m. ET. For more information please visit the main webinar page here.

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!!

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