Applications open for diversity scholarships to train in digital skills at fall 2017 NewsTrains
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Posted by: Linda Austin
Russell LaCour (left) of the Tulsa World won a diversity scholarship to attend NewsTrain in Norman, Oklahoma, on March 4, 2017.
Journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply for diversity scholarships to train in digital skills at three APME NewsTrains this fall.
The daylong trainings will be held on these Saturdays in these cities, with scholarship-application deadlines listed:
· Oct. 14 in Beverly, Massachusetts, 26 miles north of Boston. Deadline: Sept. 6
· Oct. 21 in suburban Columbus, Ohio. Deadline: Sept. 13
· Nov. 11 in Seattle. Deadline: Oct. 4.
The winners of the competitive awards have their $75 registration fee waived. They are responsible for their own travel expenses.
Information on how to apply is in the light-gray box on each workshop’s page: Beverly, Columbus and Seattle.
Attendees typically rate NewsTrain training sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly effective and highly useful.
Russell LaCour at the Tulsa World was a scholarship winner earlier in 2017. “Fresh ideas make me excited about going back into the newsroom with new tools. You pulled together some great presenters,” he said about the NewsTrain in Norman, Oklahoma, on March 4.
Here are the accomplished trainers for each fall workshop and what they’ll be teaching:
New England NewsTrain, Oct. 14
- Theodore Kim, innovation and workshops editor at The New York Times, on making smart choices in mobile storytelling.
- Cindy E. Rodríguez, senior journalist-in-residence at Emerson College, on shooting shareable smartphone video.
- Daniel Victor, senior staff editor at The New York Times, on maximizing social media to get your story read and using social media as powerful reporting tools.
- Todd Wallack, data journalist on The Boston Globe's Spotlight investigative team, on producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 21
- Doug Caruso, assistant metro editor at The Columbus Dispatch, on producing data-driven enterprise off your beat.
- Doug Haddix, executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, on using social media as powerful reporting tools.
- Q. McElroy, director of engagement and optimization at Cox Media Group, on making smart choices in mobile storytelling.
- Sue Morrow, assistant multimedia director at The Sacramento Bee, on shooting shareable smartphone video.
- Jeremy Pelzer, politics reporter for Cleveland.com, on maximizing your smartphone for mobile newsgathering.
Seattle, Nov. 11
- P. Kim Bui, editor-at-large for NowThis News, on maximizing social media to get your story read and using social media as powerful reporting tools.
- Laura E. Davis, digital news director of the Annenberg Media Center at the University of Southern California, on making smart choices in mobile storytelling.
- Steve Doig, longtime Knight Chair in data journalism at Arizona State University, on producing data-driven enterprise off your beat.
- Mike Fancher, former executive editor of The Seattle Times, on bolstering your newsroom’s credibility.
- Angela Galloway, an open-government attorney, on using open-records laws effectively.
Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.