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March 2020

Democracy on Deadline: Take Your Coverage of U.S. Elections to the Next Level

March 25 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
Webinar
Free
Poynter

Get an inside look at the complex and often confusing landscape of election administration. Find out which specific areas to study when covering state or local elections, during this one hour free webinar. Webinar participants will hear advice from secretaries of state, state election directors, local election officials and practicing journalists. They’ll learn about resources that are available to help them tell powerful stories about the voting process while ensuring accurate, informative content. WHAT WILL I LEARN: How to make…

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April 2020

Around The Newspaper Legal World in 60 Minutes

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar
$35.00

  In this webinar, Michael Zinser will cover the following 3 topics: • Newsroom Union Organizing – Newsrooms have been organized at many newspapers, large and small, including The Missoula (Montana) Independent, Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune, The Columbian (Vancouver, WA), Chicago Tribune, Omaha World Herald, and others. Michael will examine the causes of these unionizing efforts and how management should address an organizing attempt. • State Unemployment Agency Audit Attempts – All across the country, state unemployment departments are attempting to…

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Twitter: More Than Breaking News

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar
$35.00

  In this webinar, we will go over some strategies all types of media — newspapers, magazines, online, TV, others — are using to engage with their audience on Twitter. Though the platform is great for sending live updates and "breaking" situations, there are tons of opportunities for engagement with audiences locally and around the world. We'll cover some of Twitter's tools for deep engagement, look at examples of brands doing it well, and have time for discussion about the…

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August 2020

A Journalist’s Guide to Covering Jails — Minneapolis

August 4 - August 5
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN United States + Google Map
Free
Poynter

Local jails are the gateway to the U.S. justice system, but they are overloaded, overused and under-covered by resource-strapped journalists. While local jails were intended to house people who were deemed to be a societal danger or flight risk before trial, they have become warehouses — often for people who have not been convicted of a crime and cannot afford to bail themselves out. In many cities, jails are increasingly filled with women, juveniles, immigrants and people who suffer from…

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