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Improve Watchdog Journalism Skills With Sunlight Foundation Free Training

Feeling nostalgic for back-to-school lately as your Twitter feed and Facebook wall fill up with posts about first days and weeks of classes?

Journalists already on the job, both recent grads and lifers, don’t have to feel left out. Here’s a chance to bone up on your data analysis skills, learn more about tracking congress, and learn other skills to make you a better reporter and investigator. Best of all: The training is tailored specifically to journalists, including to their budget — which is to say, it’s free.

The Sunlight Foundation launched a series of online training courses, known collectively as Sunlight Academy, this month to help reporters better master their craft, with a heavy focus on watchdog tools and tips. They also have several politics related modules that can help track the presidential and other election campaigns as we head into the last few months before November.
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Report: Lack of Newsroom Training is Number One Reason for Job Dissatisfaction

Knight Foundation LogoAccording to a new report by the Knight Foundation, lack of training outranks salary and job security concerns for journalists. Authored by Knight consultant Michele McLellan and senior adviser Eric Newton, the report surveyed “active alumni” of the Knight Network from the U.S. and abroad. Though the report “focuses on Knight-funded training,” wrote its authors, “we believe its insights are relevant to all who care about journalism training’s best practices.” Read more

Deadline Nears For SPJ Reporters Institute For Young Journalists

spj reports institute logoIf I were still in the first three years of my professional journalism career, I’d be applying for this opportunity with the Society of Professional Journalists. If you do fall within years 1 and 3 of your post-college career and you want to advance your skills in reporting and new media, then you have until Thursday (March 15) to get your application in for the SPJ Reporters Institute this summer.

This program, which runs three days in June at The Poynter Institute in Florida, costs $300 plus travel. For that, you’ll meet some top journalists/instructors (and network with other young peers). The sessions will cover all of the following topics (and more): Read more

Journal Register Launches Digital Ninja School

Journal Register Company is putting a new spin on newsroom digital training for editorial employees of its Connecticut properties.

Those employees can now go to Digital Ninja School, a martial arts-themed training program. The program covers five areas that are essential for anyone working in the newsroom of 2012: digital publishing, social media, blogging, video and data journalism. Completing each category gets you a new “belt” — right up to completing all categories, when you get a digital ninja black belt. Read more