Sharpen your skills and build your career
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.
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.
Coping with the stress and trauma of journalism, using our EAP benefit
The EAP provides qualified counseling experts for you and your family members. It is free and confidential. This 60-minute session from EAP facilitator Gwen Kinsey will reintroduce this benefit and answer questions about how to use it. Gwen will also focus on the effects of stress, trauma and burnout for journalists.
Coping with stress, trauma and burnout
We focus on the effects of stress, trauma and burnout on individuals and teams, and offer guidance and recommendations for how to cope most effectively. This provides a grounding in trauma science and basic awareness of the impact of trauma exposure and related stresses along with evidence-based strategies and practices in wellness and collegial support.
November 2022 video champions
How they did it: Cincinnati Enquirer’s “Taken” documentary; OTT metrics and highlights; Florida’s coverage of Hurricane Ian.
Converting criminal justice coverage to social justice coverage
A conversation around how social justice storytelling can help humanize even the most tragic of stories and how we can ensure our reporting serves both our communities and our readership goals.
Covering retail and inflation
Learn how to use tools like Google Shopping, Keepa and CamelCamelCamel to track prices. Also: How to use the Consumer Price Index, use inflation calculators and other tools for tracking prices and fraudulent online sellers/reviewers.
Data visualization: InfoGram 201
Students will use datasets to build more advanced maps and single chart graphics.
Evergreen Content and Search: An Expert Panel
Evergreen experts from USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK discuss ongoing initiatives and offer tips for newsrooms who want to start their own evergreen program.
New England Table Stakes final reports
Results from a five-month sprint in Portsmouth, N.H., Providence, R.I., Cape Cod, Mass., Quincy, Mass., and the New England DOT.
10 ways to achieve equity in your storytelling
A diverse team of journalists in DEI jobs and teams across the company compiled their insights to help.
Putting metrics to use on your beat
What does success look like? How do you translate what your metrics are telling you into story ideas or deeper insights into what your audience is seeking – both for premium content and reaching new readers with top of funnel content?
Data visualization: Canva and Venngage 201
Students will use a set of data points and data sets to build static and interactive graphics. We also will show how Flourish interfaces with Canva, since Canva now owns it.
Antisemitism briefing by the American Jewish Committee
We will discuss the history of antisemitism, where it comes from and its evolving nature. We will discuss how to recognize subtle and blatant forms of antisemitism so that reporters will be able to recognize it when they see it.
SEO Champions: October Deep Dive
The team discussed Holiday evergreen strategies, Hurricane Ian coverage and what steps to take between now and Election Day to ensure top ranking for our Midterm content.
Data visualization: Datawrapper 301
A deep dive on building choropleth and location maps. In 75 minutes we will build three maps, based on both US and global data. We will work on a more advanced chart and focus more on adding tooltips and footnotes in the charts.