APME News Train making October 21 stop nearby

APME’s NewsTrain is bringing digital training to suburban Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, Oct. 21.

For only $75, early-bird registrants get a full Saturday of cutting-edge training, including meals, in Dublin, Ohio, 18 miles northwest of downtown Columbus.

The sessions — requested by a committee of local journalists and designed to teach immediately usable skills — include:

  • Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.
  • Using social media as powerful reporting tools,
  • Making smart choices in mobile storytelling,
  • Shooting short, shareable smartphone video, and
  • Maximizing your smartphone for mobile newsgathering.

Trainers include:

  • Doug Carusoassistant metro editor at The Columbus Dispatch, on data.
  • Doug Haddix, executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, on social-media reporting.
  • Q. McElroy, director of engagement and optimization at Cox Media Group in Atlanta, on mobile storytelling.
  • Sue Morrowassistant multimedia director at The Sacramento Bee, on smartphone video.
  • Jeremy Pelzer, politics reporter for Cleveland.com, on mobile newsgathering.

In addition, the first 20 registrants will be entered in a drawing for one of five yearlong subscriptions to the AP Stylebook online — a $26 value.

NewsTrains frequently sell out. Don’t miss this chance for nearby, top-notch, digital training at an unbeatable price! Registration increases to $85 on Sept. 22. Register today at bit.ly/OhioNewsTrain.

Discounted hotel rooms are available for $99, plus tax, a night; book by Sept. 28.

Competitive diversity scholarships that cover the registration fee are available for journalists, journalism educators and journalism students from diverse backgrounds. Apply by Sept. 13.

Associated Press Media Editors (APME) has sponsored NewsTrain since 2003, training 7,000-plus journalists in 85 workshops.

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