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Welcome to the training portal for the USA TODAY Network.

We’ve gathered resources to help you improve your skills, learn best practices and explore new tools. You’ll learn from the best of Gannett as well as our partner organizations.

Learn why diversity and inclusion are core to our mission, explore how to turn a hotel room into a portrait studio, study ways to find the heart of a story and communicate it in beautiful prose.

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Add or polish skills to be more effective in your current job — or get ready for your next one.

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Welcome to the new USA TODAY Network training portal. We're bringing together the best of our two former companies' training resources, making them easier to use and share.

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RECENT TRAININGS

SEO Champions – January 2022 Deep Dive

The team discussed Why YouTube was such a good opportunity for our newsrooms and went through the Anatomy of a YouTube SEO Win. Tim Gardner went through SEO best practices for Winter Olympics and Paul Berry […]

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  • Rights-cleared music you can use

    Get the right sound, within intellectual property law.

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  • Non-narrative video storytelling: Producing a jigsaw puzzle

    A master-class that also will hold some value for beginners. Taught through examples by Michael Chow, award-winning videographer and photographer at The Arizona Republic.

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  • Protected: Master classes for business reporters and editors, Part II

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  • Management is a marathon

    Practical advice for new managers (and potential new managers) on overcoming obstacles, working effectively in a hybrid newsroom, pacing yourself and, always, moving forward, even when you hit that wall at Mile 20.

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  • Diversity and the newsroom: Tips for expanding coverage and supporting reporters of color

    The Columbus Dispatch’s Erica Thompson explores a few big stories and offers tips on advocating for diverse coverage and better support of reporters of color.

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  • Listening events

    Engage diverse communities by hosting sessions.

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  • Content Diversity Dashboard

    Improve equity in coverage by mapping and tagging content.

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  • Pass the Mic

    Explore sources from underrepresented communities and add to the diversity of sourcing.

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  • Mobile newsrooms

    Go into diverse communities to meet community members, listen to their voices and tell their stories.

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  • Digital Advisory Groups

    Leverage private social media groups to build relationships with new audiences.

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  • Public safety guidance

    Transform your coverage to repair relationships and earn trust with communities of color.

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  • Protected: Master classes for business reporters and editors, Part I

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  • Protected: Reporting tools for sophisticated shopping season retail coverage

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  • How a local sports reporter found her TikTok audience

    Sports reporter Nur B. Adam uses TikTok to connect with the student athletes she covers. She’s gotten them to participate in videos, including some where they tap into the latest viral trend on the popular app.

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