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February 2021

The (in)Boxing Match: Why is Everyone Talking About Email?

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

They say "what's old is new again" and it seems email is no exception. Publishers large and small are finding success in connecting with audiences more frequently and personally via email newsletters and campaigns. In this session, we'll cover best practices for email marketing, provide examples of emails done well, and explain some of the potential pitfalls to look out for when using email as an engagement tool.    Presenter: Tyson Bird of Texas Highways Magazine  

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Where Do We Go From Here? Race and Media in the Twin Cities

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Webinar

Join us for a conversation about the challenges and experiences of reporting on race and racism in Minneapolis and beyond. What challenges have journalists faced when reporting unrest? What solutions are available to mitigate those challenges? How can media organizations reckon with and build upon lessons from 2020? Panelists include: Danielle Kilgo, John & Elizabeth Cowles Professor Journalism, Diversity and Equality, Hubbard School Omar Jimenez, Correspondent, CNN Kyndell Harkness, Assistant Managing Editor of Diversity and Community, Star Tribune Moderated by:…

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America’s Newspapers Webinars

February 18 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
Webinar
Varies

America's Newspapers continues to host free webinars for members of Minnesota Newspaper Association and other state press associations. You can find information about all of their webinars here: http://www.newspapers.org/americas-newspapers/conferences-webinars/index.html  

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NSCMA – Coffee Break Series

February 22 @ 8:00 am - April 4 @ 5:00 pm
Webinar

NSCMA - Coffee Break Series This series will consist of 15-30 minutes webinars accessible via Youtube on the Steel City Corp Circ Supply page, you can access at your convenience with conversation on various topics. They’ll also be available on our Facebook page-Northern States Circulation Managers Association, NSCMA.com and our newsletter. Find more information here.

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March 2021

60 Story Ideas in 60 Minutes

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

A good story idea is the spark that can lead to great work. In this fast-paced session, Cedar Rapids Gazette Executive Editor Zack Kucharski will share story ideas that can be done by reporters in any newsroom. Every participant should have a notebook full of ideas as we look across topics -- from sports, to features to news in this fast-paced session.  Presenters: Zack Kucharski of The Cedar Rapids Gazette  

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How To Get Better Photos With Less

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

Journalists are being asked to do everything these days: write, edit, post to social, take the photos, take the video, design the layout and don’t miss deadline. This course will go over some basic and advanced techniques to improve your photography with whatever kind of camera and amount of time you must work with. If you’re shooting with a phone or DSLR, this discussion is for you.    Presenter: Kelsey Kremer of The Des Moines Register

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Programmatic Advertising Demystified

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

  If the digital advertising you’re selling is restricted to your own newspaper’s Web site, then likely there are now ad agencies and local media companies who are offering your current and prospective advertisers a different kind of online advertising. It’s called programmatic advertising, and it can reach the exact audience a business is targeting—on virtually any device on any Web site in any area at any time. In this Webinar, digital ad sales consultant and trainer Bob McInnis will…

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Automated Podcasting with Audio Articles

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

In this webinar, Matt Larson, president and CEO of Our Hometown Inc, will present several case studies from publishers that are using Audio Articles to transform their newspaper into a podcast. Using automated text-to-speech transcription tools, Audio Articles Podcast presents a turnkey opportunity for any newspaper on Our Hometown's WordPress Platform to launch a podcast and expand their brand into the audio space. Through a partnership with BuzzSprout, the audio articles can be syndicated to all major podcast apps and…

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How Any Journalist Can Earn Trust

March 29 @ 8:00 am - April 5 @ 5:00 pm
Webinar
Poynter

In this self-directed course, you’ll learn what news audiences don’t understand about how journalism works and look for opportunities to demonstrate credibility by explaining news processes, coverage goals and journalism ethics. Overview Complete this online course on your own time, from wherever you are. It is 100% remote. Engage in interactive lessons, including video recordings, case studies, research and assignments. Learn from members of the Trusting News team. $15 suggested donation for this course.

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April 2021

Winning Ideas & Tools to Make Designing Your Grad Section Easier

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar
$69.00

InDesign and Photoshop have several tools which can make the time it takes to create a graduation section decrease significantly. Using tools like data merge, tables, scripts, and metadata, the creation time can decrease by half or more! Kevin will also discuss his favorite ideas from newspapers throughout North America about their successful grad sections. This is a great session for designers, ad managers, and ad reps. Just in time to help with those graduation sections!

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