What: The Associated Press Media Editors’ popular NewsTrain traveling journalism workshop is making a stop at the University of North Texas Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism. The Denton campus event will offer a full day of training in social media, mobile applications, data analysis/visualization and videography for journalists interested in honing their craft.
When/Where: 8:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. Sept. 22 (Saturday) in room 333 A, B and C inside the University Union, located at 1155 Union Circle Dr. in Denton. Free parking for attendees will be available at the Union Circle Garage, located at 350 S. Welch St.
Cost: Early-bird registration is $75 through Aug. 22; the rate increases to $85 on Aug. 23. Only 100 spaces are available. Register online at http://bit.ly/DentonNewsTrain.
Trainers: Workshops will be led by:
- Dana Amihere, is the data editor for KPCC, Southern California's NPR affiliate.
- Saul Garza, media relations manager for the City of Garland and a former senior reporter for KDFW Fox 4’s Good Day.
- Tawnell D. Hobbs, the national K-12 education reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
- Christy Robinson is the digital coordinator at public media station KERA.
- Hannah Wise, the engagement editor at the Dallas Morning News.
The event is hosted by the UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, the Associated Press, Southern Methodist University, the Dallas Morning News, the Texas Community College Journalism Association and the Texas Center for Community Journalism based at Texas Christian University.
NewsTrain is a national touring workshop sponsored by APME that has served more than 7,400 journalists in their own cities since 2003. Programs are designed to provide training in the digital skills, knowledge, and information needed in a rapidly changing media setting, at an affordable cost. NewsTrain’s attendees include frontline editors, department heads, senior editors, reporters, copy editors, visual journalists and online producers working on multiple platforms. College journalism professors, students and communications specialists also find NewsTrain programs valuable.