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NewsLab is an online resource center for television and radio newsrooms, focused on improving journalism. Executive director Deborah Potter offers workshops for newsrooms and journalism groups. Workshops range from an hour or two to half-day, full-day or multiple day sessions. Deborah often does sessions at state, regional and national journalism conferences and also teaches around the world. She can work directly with your newsroom to develop specialized training. Recent workshops include:

  • Telling the non-visual story
  • Better broadcast writing
  • Encouraging enterprise
  • Standups and live shots
  • Reporting under pressure
  • Time management
  • Ethical decision-making

More details and a current schedule are available on the workshops page. We provide training for a reasonable fee. Contact us to learn more.

We hope you’ll use the free resources on this website to find better ways of telling complex stories, and to improve the quality of your coverage.


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May 18, 2009

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