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July 1, 2020 - August 19, 2020 General Journalism

ElectionSOS will be offered in four-week classes during the months of June, July, August and September. People can register to take part in three different focuses: Engaged Elections, Trustworthy Elections and Election Protection. All the trainings are free and open to journalists in the U.S.

More information: https://electionsos.com/

Contact: Lynn Walsh

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Ethics, Diversity, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events, Excellence in Journalism, election, training, engagement, trust


July 13, 2020 General Journalism
Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy

Join Columbia Journalism Review and Columbia Global Reports to celebrate 'Ghosting the News: Local journalism and the crisis of American democracy,' the new book from Margaret Sullivan.

The event will be a conversation between Margaret Sullivan and Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS Evening News, hosted by Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review.


To order a copy of the book, visit https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733623787

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-journalism-and-the-crisis-of-american-democracy-tickets-111884052212

Contact: Columbia Journalism Review

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars, Free Events


July 14, 2020 General Journalism
Reinventing the Journalism Business Model: What Will It Take?

Some of the best minds from across the digital and media landscape will discuss an urgent challenge: How to ensure a vibrant future for journalism.

Vint Cerf, widely known as 'one of the fathers of the internet,' will lead the conversation with visionaries from Google News, Luminate and the Media Development Investment Fund -- who will share their views on the way forward.

This conversation comes at a time when news organizations face declining ad revenue and audiences are reluctant to pay for content, problems exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our panelists will address key issues: What are the most successful strategies for growth? What role, if any, should governments play in supporting independent news? Are startups finding new revenue streams to support their news outlets? What do we do about news deserts, particularly in the Global South?

Join Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, and Sharon Moshavi, Senior Vice President of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), for a fascinating panel featuring Richard Gingras, Vice President, Google News; Nishant Lalwani, Managing Director, Luminate; and Patricia Torres-Burd, Managing Director, Media Advisory Services for the Media Development Investment Fund.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mtsZfW-QQX64SGvDtalBLg?utm_source=Health+Forum+2&utm_campaign=9e7de17dcf-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_26_02_36_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_69607672e1-9e7de17dcf-146272186

Contact: ICFJ

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars, Free Events


July 14, 2020 SPJ Community (International)
ICTalk - Taiwan: Its Role in WHO, China and Global Policy

Join International Community Radio Taipei morning news anchor Gavin Phipps as we discuss how Taiwan has moved from a dictatorship to a democracy with freedom of press, speech and assembly. Phipps will talk about how Taiwan fits in with the international fight against COVID-19; how the people and government in Taiwan are reacting to the crackdown on civic freedoms in Hong Kong and the importance of Taiwan's relations with the United States and China.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1915932417297/WN_J5pmRbUUQY28INTySi_Kig

Contact: Dan Kubiske

Tagged under: Coronavirus, International Journalism, SPJ Communities


July 15, 2020 General Journalism
Covering and Responding to Nationwide Civil Unrest

The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police has sparked the greatest civil unrest in a generation with nationwide protests calling for police reform and social justice. The Press Club of Toledo invites you to a Pressing Issues virtual conference on Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. Hear from a panel of journalists on the front lines of the coverage and communicators charged with formulating responses for their companies and organizations. Together, we'll explore:

The challenges faced by members of the media as they increasingly become targets of law enforcement or protestors while covering demonstrations.

The unique challenges facing black journalists and communicators.

The choices being made by companies and organizations as they consider how or if they should take a position and respond. Who did it well and who fell short? Does a lack of diversity in corporate communications and public relations hinder those efforts? Are we entering a new age of corporate activism?


Rhonda Sewell, Manager Governmental and External Affairs ? Toledo Lucas County Public Library


Brandy Jones APR, Vice President of External Affairs ? Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority

Andrew Kinsey- News Anchor- WTOL 11

Precious Fondren- Features Reporter- Toledo Blade

Bri'on Whiteside- Education Reporter- Toledo Blade

Charles 'Charlie Mack' Welch Radio Show Host and Program Director, WJUC FM 107.3

More information: https://toledopressclub.com/2020/07/pressing-issues-beyond-george-floyd-covering-and-responding-to-nationwide-civil-unrest/

Contact: Toledo Press Club

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars, Free Events


July 15, 2020 General Journalism
WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Webinar | Issues in Contact Tracing

In order to slow the spread of Covid-19 after lockdowns come to an end, European, Asian, and U.S. state governments and corporations are turning to contact tracing applications that record interactions with other apps users. If a user becomes ill, the app can alert all those that the user came into contact with and recommend self-isolation.

The various apps have multiple approaches to collect and store data, but privacy concerns may be preventing users from downloading them, which in turn makes them less effective. Some apps have already been suspended due to privacy concerns.

In this webinar, our panel will discuss the security and privacy concerns of contact tracing apps and the technology they rely on as well as the differences in the U.S. and European approaches. We will hear about uneasiness among regulators and attempts to address fears that this could give governments and technology companies too much access to personal data.

In this webinar you will learn:

How different countries are approaching contact tracing?
Why privacy is affecting adoption rates of the apps and how this might impact the success of contact tracing overall?
What regulators are saying and doing to protect privacy?
Where apps have proved successful (or not so successful)?
What considerations are there for businesses looking to implement contact tracing for their employees?

Speaker to be Annouced!

More information: https://www.wsjprofessional.com/event/b4e0c6bc-6797-4b97-ba97-7ae0e8988487/summary?reflink=djm_WSJProCS_EM_WebinarEmail_6-25-2020&rt=Pia2oQEg5UiBQWUbG_P8rQ&RefId=Email

Contact: The Wall Street Journal

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars, Free Events


July 15, 2020 General Journalism
Workplace Integrity: Do You Qualify as an Ally? (Especially Now)

Join the Power Shift Project's Jill Geisler for a free Workplace Integrity webinar that provides practical insights for men who want to be allies to women, people of privilege who want to do more to fight inequity and powerful individuals who want to be better advocates for change.

In the 'Do You Qualify as an Ally?' webinar, you will learn:

*Why being an ally right now -- during a period of reckoning on racial justice and the
ongoing pandemic -- is more important than ever.
*How to have courageous conversations with the right words at the right time
*How to keep bias from finding its way into decision making
*Why micro-aggressions aren't really so 'micro' -- and how to stop them
*How to address the burden of 'invisible work' that can harm underrepresented staff
*Real-world situations in which newsroom allies made a difference for their colleagues --
and created better journalism, too

More information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vyykXYMfQdCmwerurBSdVA

Contact: Freedom Forum

Tagged under: Webinars, Free Events


July 17, 2020 General Journalism
The art and craft of the interview: How to deeply listen

The coronavirus pandemic has forced journalists to collect their stories from afar. Conducting an in-person interview is near impossible. On the telephone or on a video call, the ability to pay attention is crucial. Do you listen, or do you wait to ask? The National Press Club Journalism Institute has invited two of the best interviewers in journalism -- Terry Gross and Michael Barbaro -- to have a discussion on about the challenges and opportunities of interviewing now. Marketplace correspondent Kimberly Adams will moderate.

The first part of this program will be a conversation with Terry and Michael, and the second part of the program will be a Q&A with participants.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CuFeFc_0S0aViy3-zM-KBg

Contact: Julie Moos

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events, interviews, interviewing, listening


July 21, 2020 SPJ Community (International)
ICTalk - What is going on with VOA?

Former director of Voice of America Sanford J. Ungar will discuss the history of VOA and the threats to the editorial independence of the news organization. Ungar has a long and distinguished career as a journalist and scholar. He is currently director of the Free Speech Project at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=u7oxBjyDdf-8406572882

Contact: Dan Kubiske

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Ethics, International Journalism


July 21, 2020 Uncategorized
Attacks on the VOA: A discussion with Sanford J. Ungar

Join the International Community of the Society of Professional Journalists as we talk about this with Sandy Ungar, the 24th Voice of America director. The Voice of America has a long history of honest and fair journalism. This tradition has often put it at odds with the political leadership in the U.S. government, the owner of VOA. However, never before has the VOA faced a threat to its editorial independence as it has this year. We will be digging deeper with Ungar about the attacks against independent journalism in America and around the world.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4015930608710/WN_RInFF_c7SlKP_fmh9lZ1mQ

Contact: Dan Kubiske

Tagged under: Coronavirus, International Journalism, Webinars, Free Events, Press Freedom


July 25, 2020 General Journalism
When the Press Badge Doesn't Protect You

During the protests that followed the death of George Floyd, there were widespread incidents of journalists being attacked or arrested by police despite identifying themselves as press. The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker reports more than 430 aggressions against reporters during these protests. This online program will offer firsthand accounts of attacks as well as commentary on such incidents. Confirmed panelists: Independent journalist Maria Trahan Martinez and Kirstin McCudden of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. For updates, follow us at www.facebook.com/HoustonSPJ or sign up for our newsletter by emailing houstonspj@gmail.com.

More information: https://houston-spj-press-under-attack.eventbrite.com

Contact: Jim Magill

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, Webinars, Free Events, SPJ Chapters


July 28, 2020 Uncategorized
ICTalks: Finding Local Resources With A Global Impact

The pandemic has shown the world is connected. Journalists on a local level can do stories that are connected to the rest of the world. Trade disputes and agreements show how international cooperation reaches into every aspect of society no matter what country you are in. Join the International Community of the Society of Professional Journalists as we talk about this with the CEO and President of the World Affairs Council, Bill Clifford, and the Executive Director of the Montana World Affairs Council, Chris Hyslop. Two leaders from the World Affairs Council that can speak on how local journalists can build stories that reflect a global connection to local issues or a local link to an international story. We will discuss how this organization with roots going back 100 years connects foreign and local affairs in more than 90 cities around the United States makes foreign affairs less foreign. They will discuss how they bring international issues to local audiences without ever leaving their hometowns.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1715940658965/WN_C-bIREaXSq-Z4x6f-VVRHA

Contact: Dan Kubiske

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Diversity, International Journalism, Journalism Training, Webinars, Free Events, Global Journalism


July 29, 2020 General Journalism
Writing About the World in 2020: Dignity and Precision in Language

As journalists wrestle with word choice to describe this tumultuous global moment during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, it is more important than ever to achieve both dignity and precision in news coverage. From race and identity to global descriptions of places and circumstances, this webinar offers three decision-making tools to help journalists find the most precise words to ensure that all subjects and sources are described with dignity.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Avoid words that force people to make assumptions, particularly around issues of race.
Aim for precision to ensure dignity.
Refer to people without defaulting to labels.

Who should take this course? Anyone who deals with language around any type of news content: reporters, editors, designers, visual artists, engagement teams, photojournalists.

More information: https://www.poynter.org/shop/webinar/writing-about-the-world-in-2020-dignity-and-precision-in-language/

Contact: The Poynter Institute

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Journalism Training, Webinars, Free Events


July 29, 2020 General Journalism
Being heard: How to use your voice so people listen

Everyone has an opinion, but not everyone expresses their views with power and impact. Some voices rise and echo, and others never penetrate the noise that surrounds us. Having an important platform -- like the New York Times or L.A. Times -- can amplify perspectives.

In this program from the National Press Club Journalism Institute, L.A. Times editorial page editor Sewell Chan, L.A. Times columnist Erika Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, and New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein will describe:

- How to make yourself heard
- How to work with an editor or writer to hone a point of view
- How to pitch (and catch) a column or opinion piece

The first part of this program will be a conversation among the panelists, and the second part of the program will be a Q&A with participants.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1ZlShZF3Sbu7xAFmbY0sjA

Contact: Julie Moos

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events, editorial, opinions


July 30, 2020 General Journalism
Newsroom Playbook 2: Supporting Journalists of Color

The authors of the Journalists of Color Resource Guide created a presentation specially tailored for managers to better understand how to provide support for journalists of color in their news organizations. Co-authors Lam Thuy Vo and Moiz Syed hosted a conversation on what you can do to improve diversity in hiring practices, encourage career growth and close wage gaps for people of color in your newsroom. They were joined by Tauhid Chappell, Zahra Rasool and Aaron Williams.

The Journalists of Color Resource Guide was written by Lam, Moiz and Disha Raychaudhuri, with support from The News Integrity Initiative at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

More information: https://journalists.org/course/newsroom-playbooks-2-supporting-journalists-of-color/

Contact: ONA

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Diversity, Webinars, Free Events


August 5, 2020 General Journalism
Keeping public records public: Strategies for getting access during the pandemic

Government records belong to the public, but journalists often face delays and redactions that make it difficult to get the information they need to inform the public about significant issues. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever for journalists to be strategic when they are seeking government records.

In this session from the National Press Club Journalism Institute, learn to build sound strategies and approaches to requesting and obtaining public records using the Freedom of Information Act and state open records laws.

Panelists Miranda Spivack, journalism fellow at the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida, and Mark Walker, FOIA coordinator in The New York Times' Washington Bureau, will cover:

- How to get to know FOI officers before sending a single request;
- How to identify what information you're looking for and where that information is produced;
- How to approach your ask: When and where to file, and who to ask;
- Strategies to decrease your wait time, especially as local, state and federal offices use the pandemic to explain delays.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JdR6GLJbR4GbbGYrbtY3NQ

Contact: Julie Moos

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events, freedom of information, press freedom


August 6, 2020 General Journalism
Mastering the Four Pillars of Solutions Journalism

Looking to go deeper on the structure of solutions reporting? This hands-on, interactive webinar is an opportunity for journalists to work with each other to identify the core ingredients of solutions journalism. Participants will group together to learn what makes the 'four pillars' effective, how they look and feel in the context of a story, and how they can contribute to your overall storytelling. Previous participation in our 101 webinar is encouraged though not mandatory.

More information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i_4zLtU-QVC2MqTfiGmDAA

Contact: Solutions Journalism Network

Tagged under: Journalism Training, Webinars, Free Events


September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020 SPJ National
SPJ virtual conference

This online conference takes the place of the in-person Excellence in Journalism conference which has been canceled. More details will be shared as they become available.

More information: https://excellenceinjournalism.org/

Contact: SPJ Communications

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Journalism Training, Webinars, Excellence in Journalism, SPJ2020


October 24, 2020 SPJ Local (Region 3)
SPJ Region 3 Conference: Atlanta

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=R03ZchHdhnE-8451459447

Contact: Michael Koretzky

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, Trauma, Stress, Regional Conference


December 7, 2020 SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: Fellows of the Society

Fellows of the Society is the highest professional honor awarded by SPJ, for extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism. Nominations are open to anyone in the journalism community. Winners will be honored at the Excellence in Journalism Convention.

More information: https://spj.org/a-fellowsOTS.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Coronavirus, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards



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