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Training: Essential Skills for the Digital Journalist

If you can find the time and the budget, Poynter’s “Essential Skills for the Digital Journalist” seminar looks interesting:

Let Poynter help you master the basics of audio, video and other multimedia tools, along with social media tools. We’ll teach you not only how to use journalism’s new tools; we’ll also help you think about storytelling and how to navigate the ethical pressure points presented by today’s emerging platforms.

You will leave with the know-how and confidence to grow in a new media world. Most importantly, you’ll change the way you think about storytelling and the role of independent journalism in our communities.

You’ll learn:

  • Key multimedia skills, including audio and video
  • Best practices in navigation the blogosphere, the Twitterverse and using Facebook to your advantage.
  • Tools for recognizing and negotiating the ethical issues specific to multimedia
  • What it takes to survive and thrive in a constantly changing landscape
  • Why you need to build your brand as a journalist — and how to do it
  • The skills and knowledge you need to chart your own career path

Cost is $1,100. The seminar will be held May 2-6, 2011.

About Sandra Fernandez

Sandra Fernandez is a professional communicator, tech enthusiast, book lover, and blogger. You can find her main blog at SandraSays.com and more of her writing at HispanicHouston.com.

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