Online News Training Offered in January

The Online News Association is hosting two days of digital journalism training at the East-West Center next month. Offered in partnership with the Hawaii chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Society of Professional Journalists, the “Parachute Training” program will take place Jan. 21 and Jan. 22.

The training will cover mobile production, free web tools, business models, and career skills and legal issues. Specific sessions include:

  • Social Media as a Reporting Tool (Robert Hernandez, USC Annenberg)
  • (Mostly) Free Tools to Kick Your Site Up a Notch (Robert Hernandez, USC Annenberg)
  • What You Need to Know About Internet Law (Jon Hart, ONA General Counsel, via Skype)
  • Video Sessions (Tiffany Campbell, The Seattle Times)
  • Better Blogging (Trainer TBA)
  • Data Visualization (Trainer TBA)

The training is free, and registration costs only $10, which covers breakfast and lunch. The ONA can only accept 120 participants, so register online now to ensure participation.

ONA’s “Parachute Training” initiative is supported by a grant from the Gannett Foundation “to help digital journalists and fill the voids in areas hard hit by media organization closures and job losses.” We’ve certainly seen a lot of those here in Hawaii.

6 Responses

  1. Jen says:

    I bought my tickets today! I can’t wait to see what this seminar has to offer.

  2. Kerry says:

    I registered, as well. Thanks for the heads up, Ryan. Should be interesting.

  3. aloha tony says:

    I could use a course on – online news reading. too much stuff to keep up with.
    I need to setup a good RSS reader so I don’t have to click around to dozens of sites a day.

    what RSS reader should I use ???

  4. Gene says:

    Aloha Ryan, thanks very much for spreading the word and helping with the buzz!

    I’ve attended some of these sessions in Los Angeles. I can attest to their value.

  5. Ryan says:

    My pleasure, Gene!

    Tony, you should at least be using Google Reader on the web. I power through thousands of items every week, and still can’t keep up.

  6. Alex Cortez says:

    I could definitely use more knowledge regarding internet law. Too bad this is on my son’s bday and I can’t leave Maui at that time. Grrr.

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