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RECENT TRAININGS

SEO Champions: May 2022 Deep Dive

We covered a lot of material on the May 2022 call: AMP depreciation, modular story format, election best practices and a Masters case study on how to break through on […]

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  • Trans 201

    How to tell holistic stories about trans and gender-diverse individuals. Topics include: Where are all the trans men? Where are the non-white trans folks? Reporting outside the framework of the gender binary. And understanding how your own gendered lens influences story bias.

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  • Canva 101

    The Florida-Georgia DOT shows some of the best tips and tricks for using Canva, including Background Remover, Positioning, Text Spacing and Text Effects.

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  • Tools for investigating non-profit organizations

    A look at tools for tracking non-profit finances, what their CEOs earn and much more. We also spend some time looking at Form 990s of charities and give you a chance to pull some on organizations in your area.

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  • SEO Champions: April 2022 Deep Dive

    The SEO champion team discusses best practices for targeting High Volume Keywords, search strategies for covering the NFL Draft. They also review case studies on Q1 YouTube wins and March Madness.

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  • Ramadan Guidance for employees

    Here are some tips for an inclusive atmosphere for your Muslim colleagues.

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  • Build your own reporting robot

    How to use the automation function of Github, a tool for programmers, to create a web scraping bot to automatically gather information and data from the web. Our example will be using it to automate a tedious beat check. No prior coding knowledge needed.

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  • Protected: Business reporters and editors: Tools for covering companies and industries

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  • SEO Champions – March 2022 Deep Dive

    The SEO champions team discussed section front optimization and live coverage of Ukraine war. We also reviewed case studies on Super Bowl and the Texas primary.  

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  • Libel refresher: What reporters need to know to work within the law

    ou don’t need to be a legal expert, but having this basic framework will keep you in compliance with the law while you carry out your duties. We’ll teach you how to spot possible problem areas, ask for help and prevent potentially libelous phrasing.

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  • Protected: Google Earth tools for your newsroom

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  • DEI tagging for editors and producers

    As your newsroom increases storytelling to reflect the communities we serve, what are best practices for tracking the content? Editors and producers are invited to join this session in which we will share revised tags to use for 2022 and what each tag means.

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  • Extending the reach of our video through social

    Our 2022 coverage strategy puts video closer to the center of our work, because it’s more central to our audiences’ expectations.

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  • How to produce great video from home

    USA TODAY’s Sandy Hooper offers tech tips on lighting, sound, interview methods and social media promotion as foundations for excellent video you can produce without a pro studio.

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  • Ethics around graphic violence imagery

    Guidance and best practices around videos containing graphic violence.

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