Update -- The Associated Press Media Editors Foundation is offering diversity scholarships to attend the Denver NewsTrain digital-skills workshop on April 11-12, 2019. Journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply. Successful applicants for these competitive awards will have their $75 registration fee waived; they must pay their own travel expenses. Please apply BY FEB. 25, 2019. To apply, go to:
ONA Members can register now for digital training at Denver NewsTrain April 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center in suburban Denver.
The draft agenda (PDF), planned by a host committee of local journalists led by Colorado State University’s Department of Journalism and Media Communication, includes sessions on:
• social-media branding, led by Anthony Quintano, who's overseen social strategy for NBC News, the "Today" show, Recode.net and Honolulu Civil Beat;
• data-driven enterprise reporting, led by Burt Hubbard, a data journalist who has worked with the Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain PBS and 9News;
• social-media reporting;
• smartphone-video shooting and editing, led by Geoffrey Roth, who built the first iPhone-based TV newsroom in the country;
• storytelling for mobile audiences; led by Christy Robinson, digital coordinator for public media station KERA in North Texas; and
• becoming a verification ninja, led by Kelly Jones, news-intelligence journalist with Storyful.com, which provides social-media verification to media and business clients.
Because of NewsTrain’s emphasis on immediately usable skills, attendees often rate its interactive training as 4.5, with 5 as highly effective and useful.
The concurrent Colorado Press Association’s annual convention, April 11-13, will feature an additional day of training, meetings and keynote speakers, as well as a job fair, plus awards ceremonies for both the association’s Colorado Better Newspaper Contest and the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters contest.
#DenverNewsTrain will be the 93rd such workshop organized by the Associated Press Media Editors. APME, a nonprofit group of newsroom leaders, has sponsored NewsTrain since 2003, training more than 7,500 journalists and visiting every U.S. state and three Canadian provinces. NewsTrain last visited Denver in 2005 and Colorado (in Colorado Springs) in 2013.
Registration Information: htttp://bit.ly/DenverNewsTrain
Because the workshop is being held in conjunction with the Colorado Press Association (CPA) Convention, CPA members can register for NewsTrain at a discounted rate. If you or your media organization is not a member of CPA, register at bit.ly/DenverNewsTrain for the early-bird rate of $75 for 1.5 days of training; the first 20 to register will qualify for a free AP Stylebook.