What do SPJ chapter leaders need to know about effective chapter management and leadership?t=SPJ Webinar: Leaders Need to Know
Instructor: Tara Puckey, SPJ Chapter Coordinator
YouTube for Local News (Society of Professional Journalists + Google News Initiative)
More than 400 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. As more news organizations prioritize video storytelling, it only makes sense that this huge video consumption platform is part of the strategy. This webinar helps journalists understand how to optimize the videos they create for their YouTube channels in order to grow audiences and revenue for their newsrooms.
SPJ Ethics Week 2018 Webinar
Join SPJ Ethics Chairman Andrew Seaman and SPJ Past President Lynn Walsh to talk about the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics. We will explore the history of the code and discuss why it is as important as ever.
Storytelling With Maps: Go Around the World and Beyond With Google Earth Tools
Learn how to use the free Google Earth Pro software to build video tours of newsworthy locations around the world, save images and more. Well even go beyond Google Earth to visit the Moon and Mars to explore the Apollo and Mars Rover missions. Well also explore timelapse satellite images of the earth over the past 32 years with Earth Engine Timelapse. And well tinker with a few other fun Google tools if we have time.
Mobile Reporting Tools for Journalists
Thats more than just a phone youre carrying around. Its a mobile newsroom, and, loaded with the right apps, can tell powerful stories. In this webinar youll explore some great multimedia storytelling and reporting apps you can download and use on your phone. Learn how to create photo bubbles, 360-degree photos, images and animations for social media, and much, much more. Well provide links to the presentation as well as many examples of how journalists have used them. Note: Many of the apps are iOS-only, but we try to provide options for Android phones as well.
Separating the News from the Noise During Breaking Events
Storyful Head of News Mandy Jenkins reviews some practical tips, tricks and tools for safely and ethically using the social web during breaking news events. Well review how to find sources on social networks, verify a social storys authenticity and use user-generated content in an ethical manner.
Digital Video for News: Best Practices
Join us for a fast-paced webinar featuring tips and trends on digital video for news publishing. Curated from CNNs very own best practices, this is an info-packed hour you wont want to miss.
Advanced Google Tools for Storytelling
Get a short but insightful overview of Google Fusion Tables, followed by hands-on work with data to build maps and charts using free Google tools. Well cover trouble shooting and how to embed quickly on your site to complement any story. This webinar will include a short exercise on how to data scrape a website using Google Sheets and a short formula.
Google Tools Basics for Storytelling
Learn the quick basics of using free Google tools to help your reporting process. Well cover Google Reverse Image Lookup and verification of news and photography online. We put Reverse Image Lookup to the test with photos that may be real ... or fake. Well also touch on the basics of how Google Trends work, what to look for, and how to embed in your site. Well also touch on using Google Translate as a tool to quickly help your reporting.
Working With Unnamed Sources
An important key to watchdog reporting and a serious challenge to journalism credibility are the same thing: use of unnamed sources. In this webinar well discuss how to use and work with unnamed sources: What are good reasons to grant confidentiality to a source? How should you negotiate confidentiality with a source? How do you verify the information a source gives you? How can you use unnamed sources to give you information that will lead you to documentation or named sources?
Leading Culture Change in Your Newsroom
Culture change is a key challenge for many journalists today, whether it is driven by the challenges of digital journalism, shrinking newsrooms, corporate ownership changes or some combination. Whether you are a top-level or mid-level editor, director or producer, a senior reporter, a rising digital star or some other newsroom influencer, one of your most pressing challenges may be leading, driving or helping achieve culture change. We will discuss newsroom culture and some ways to lead or contribute to culture change.
Job Hunting in Today's Journalism Market
Whether you are a downsized veteran seeking another job, a college senior hoping to enter the market soon or just looking for the next rung on your career ladder, learn some tips for pursuing and landing your next journalism job.
The Social Media Conversation
Journalists and news organizations have become adept at using social media to promote their content. Learn how to move beyond promotion to converse with your community, improving your journalism and still boost your efforts to use social media for promotion.
Coding 103: Intermediate Web Coding (Taking It To The Next Level)
Coding 102: Intermediate Web Coding (Basic HTML and CSS)
You understand how the Internet works, but now youd like to start building something. Youll learn basic HTML and CSS, as well as learn some of the tricks of the journalistic Web development world, such as reading other peoples code and testing code in your browser.
Coding 101: Introduction to Web Coding Basics
Beyond Twitter and Facebook: Digital Tools for All Journalists
Yeah, we get it: Twitter, Facebook and other social media have dramatically changed news gathering and sharing. But there is so much more out there for journalists. Learn to leverage free digital tools, mobile applications and emerging technologies to help you be a more connected, engaged and well-rounded multiplatform reporter. You will learn how to take advantage of tools like Google Advanced Search, Storify and Google+ hangouts to strengthen your reporting. You also will get a sense of how Vine and other free/cheap mobile apps can make you a better, more well-rounded digital journalist, no matter what your primary media platform or where you work.
Digital Approach to Enterprise Stories
Journalists traditionally think of enterprise as a long Sunday story in the newspaper or a special report for TV (particularly during sweeps). Increasingly, we need to think digital-first in our planning of enterprise stories: What are the right tools and the right time for telling your big stories? All reporters, editors, managers, news directors and everything in between will benefit from hearing how to shape thinking toward a digital-first approach.
Download, analyze, visualize. For journalists, those are the three main steps in using data for news stories. Join SPJ and Jeff South for a one-hour webinar to walk you through the process using recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other government agencies. Well show you how to find and download the data from the agencys website; how to do some calculations, sorting and filtering with Excel; and then how to create an interactive chart (using a free tool called Datawrapper) for your news organizations website.