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Emma Carew Grovum of The Daily Beast teaches at the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, NewsTrain in 2016.

NewsTrain: Great training in your town


APME's NewsTrain is a national touring workshop that has served more than 7,000 journalists in 80+ cities since 2003. Programs are designed to provide affordable, high-quality training in the digital skills, knowledge and information journalists need in a rapidly changing media world.

 

The early-bird registration rate for NewsTrain is $75, increasing to $85 about one month before the event.

NewsTrain workshops in 2018-19

  • March 24 in Muncie, Indiana, hosted by Ball State University;
  • April 6-7 in Phoenix, hosted at Arizona State University by the Arizona Newspapers Association;
  • Fall 2018 in Denton, Texas, (40 miles north of Dallas), hosted by the University of North Texas;
  • Fall 2018 or the first half of 2019 in Greenville, South Carolina, hosted at Furman University by The Greenville News; and
  • March 2019 in Toronto, hosted by News Media Canada.

Please sign up here  to be emailed when more information becomes available on the dates, agendas and instructors for the 2018-19 workshops.

Additional workshops for 2019 will be announced in 2018. To apply to bring NewsTrain to your town in 2019, visit bit.ly/HostNewsTrain.

NewsTrain programs are aimed at newsroom editors and managers, reporters, copy editors, visual journalists and online producers working on multiple platforms. College journalism educators and student journalists have found NewsTrain valuable. Public relations specialists and public information officers also have benefited.

NewsTrain workshops can include sessions on producing and editing multimedia content, organizational development and management, innovations in digital media, and other skills and knowledge needed at all levels of today’s news operations. Trainers at the one- or two-day workshops are experienced journalists and journalism professors.

 

Trainers' slides and handouts from NewsTrains in recent years are at the bottom of this post.

 

NewsTrain delivers training throughout the United States and Canada. A workshop begins when a committee of local journalism leaders requests a NewsTrain in their city. NewsTrain staff work with the host committee to plan and deliver a workshop tailored to the needs of local journalists. You can find more information on hosting a NewsTrain here.

 

NewsTrain's low tuition is made possible by generous contributions from donors, large and small. You can help by contributing here.

 

NewsTrain's 2016 donors include The Associated Press, The APME FoundationScripps Howard Foundation, GateHouse Media LLC, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP and APME past and present board members.

 

Donors in 2017 include the Park, Samuel I. Newhouse and Sigma Delta Chi foundations, as well as APME board members.

 

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.

 

Trainers' slides and handouts from NewsTrains in recent years are here:

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