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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

Storytelling Studio and video tools

How to access and use our dynamic, custom and high-impact storytelling tools, including the “In-Depth Framework.”

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  • Protected: Reporting tools for early-career journalists, Part I

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  • Protected: High school and college sports coverage tools, Part II

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  • Shooting video on your phone

    How to get good clips, and what to do with them.

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  • SEO Champions: June 2022 Deep Dive

    The champions team did some brainstorming on Summer Evergreen topics and ideas to steal. We also had two very interesting case studies this month on internal linking best practices for […]

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  • Protected: High school and college sports coverage tools, Part I

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  • Understanding the financial side of our business

    Learn how to make the budget work for you, rather than the other way around.

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  • Empower your research with Lexis/Nexis

    How to conduct basic research for news stories.

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  • Community engagement for underserved communities

    Q&A conversation about best practices, challenges and outcomes that emerge from engaging and including different communities in our conversations, newsletters and content.

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  • 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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  • Protected: Tools for covering inflation and consumer prices

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