May 30, 2017
Journalists and students from across New England are invited to attend NewsTrain, a national touring digital media workshop sponsored by the Associated Press Media Editors (APME) that will be hosted by Endicott College on Saturday, October 14, 2017. New England NewsTrain will feature a full day of digital training led by well-established journalists at both The New York Times and Boston Globe. The event will be held in the Gerrish School of Business/Judge Science Center at Endicott from 9:00 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. and is hosted by the Endicott College School of Communication.
New England NewsTrain training sessions will focus on a variety of cutting-edge digital topics. Attendees will be taught effective ways to best use social media and develop content, including:
- Maximizing social media to get your story read
- Using social media as a powerful reporting tool
- Shooting shareable smartphone videos
- Making smart choices in mobile storytelling
- Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat
- How to verify user-generated content
- Developing an engaging voice for social media content
- Identifying the best way to tell a story on a small screen
Throughout the day, attendees will be led by digital media experts including: Theodore Kim, innovation and workshops editor at The New York Times and former mobile editor at The Washington Post; Cindy E. Rodríguez, senior journalist-in-residence at Emerson College in Boston; Daniel Victor, senior staff editor at The New York Times, where he reports for the breaking-news Express Team; and Todd Wallack, data journalist on The Boston Globe's Spotlight investigative team.
After the training sessions wrap up, an optional, post-workshop reception will be held at Gully’s, Endicott College’s on-campus pub on the first floor of the Wax Academic Center. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar.
New England NewsTrain early-bird registration is $75 and includes a full day of training, plus a light breakfast and lunch. After September 14, pricing increases to $85. To register, click here. To follow along with the New England NewsTrain event conversation on social media, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/230369144088739/.
NewsTrain is a national touring workshop sponsored by APME that has served more than 7,000 journalists since 2003. Programs are designed to provide training in the digital skills, knowledge, and information needed in a rapidly changing media setting, at an affordable cost. NewsTrain’s attendees include frontline editors, department heads, senior editors, reporters, copy editors, visual journalists and online producers working on multiple platforms.