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NewsLab's executive director, Deborah Potter, conducts journalism workshops in a variety of settings. We offer newsroom training on writing, storytelling, ethical decision-making, and other topics. Workshops range from an hour or two to half-day, full-day or multiple day sessions. We often provide training at state, regional and national journalism conferences, and we can work directly with your newsroom to develop specialized training. Here's the current schedule, and a brief list of partner organizations. Among other issues, we have recently led workshops on:

  • The evolving newsroom (new skills, new tools)
  • Tough calls (ethical decision-making)
  • Web video
  • Telling the non-visual story
  • Writing to pictures
  • Better broadcast writing and storytelling
  • Writing for the Web
  • Podcasting for print people
  • On camera training for print reporters
  • Disaster preparation
  • Reporting under pressure (crisis coverage)
  • Training for journalism trainers
  • Standups and live shots

We are an independent non-profit, and provide training for a reasonable fee. to learn more. To see where we've been in the past, click here or browse the map. [Zoom out to see where we've done training around the world.]

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February 24-25, 2008
Washington, DC
Knight Fellows training, ICFJ

March 21, 2009
Tysons Corner, VA
NPPA Northern Short Course

March 24, 2009
Washington, DC
WUSA-TV training

March 27-28, 2009
Anchorage, AK
Alaska Journalism conference

April 2, 2009
New York, NY
Financial crime reporting (John Jay College)

April 4, 2009
Harrisburg, PA
Pennsylvania AP Broadcast conference

April 19, 2009
Seattle, WA
Association of Health Care Journalists

April 20-22, 2009
Las Vegas, NV
RTNDA convention, sessions TBA

April 23, 2009
Las Vegas, NV
BEA multimedia workshop (with Deb Wenger)

July 21, 2009
St. Petersburg, FL
SPJ training @ Poynter

August 4, 2009
Boston MA
AEJMC multimedia pre-convention workshop (with Deb Wenger)

This is an abbreviated list; check the full calendar to see all partners.

Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships
AP/RTNDA of New England
Asian American Journalists Association
Association of Health Care Journalists
Ball State University/AP/RTNDA Conference
Belo Broadcasting
Best Practices in Journalism
Canadian Association of Journalists
Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families
Center for Community Journalism
Committee of Concerned Journalists
Dispatch Broadcast Group
Electronic News Association of the Carolinas
Hawaii Association of Broadcasters
Hearst-Argyle Television
Illinois News Broadcasters Association
International Center for Journalists
Institute for New Media Studies, U. of Minnesota
Investigative Reporters and Editors
Kansas Association of Broadcasters
Knight International Press Fellowships
KPIX-TV, San Francisco, CA
KTVU-TV, Oakland, CA
Maine Association of Broadcasters
Michigan Association of Broadcasters
Mississippi Association of Broadcasters
National Press Club
National Press Photographers Association
News Press & Gazette Broadcasting
North Carolina Press Association
Northern California RTNDA
Northwest Broadcast News Association
New York State AP Broadcast
Ohio AP Broadcast
Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters
Omaha Press Club
Pennsylvania AP Broadcast
Pew Center for Civic Journalism
Radio-Television News Directors Association
Reliable Resources for Broadcast Political Coverage
Retirement Living TV
RTNDA Canada
Society of Professional Journalists
Texas Association of Broadcasters
The Poynter Institute
Unity '99
Virginia Association of Broadcasters
West Virginia Association of Broadcasters
Western Knight Center
KPIX-TV, San Francisco, CA
WGAL-TV, Lancaster, PA
WKYT-TV, Lexington, KY
WSYR-TV, Syracuse, NY
WTSP-TV, St. Petersburg, FL
WZZM-TV, Grand Rapids, MI
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association



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May 18, 2009

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