We have stories throughout the Network on issues that have directly affected marginalized communities, but what else is occurring there? Is this story a boiling point? Where else across the country has this same issue happened? How did it affect them? This will use Census data and two new network tools: Diversity Dashboard and Pass the Mic, to see where stories land and how to cultivate follow ups with sources.
Featuring: Krystal Nurse, reporter in Lansing, Mich., CJ Benjamin, director of audience engagement and trust and Rachel Kilroy, project manager in our content innovations group
Handy bookmark for census reporters
Here’s the census tract Krystal used during her demo.
More training on Digital design and production:
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.
Don’t count words. Make your words count.
Writing concise, to the point stories isn’t about cutting until you’re under the limit. It’s about writing the story with the right words and nothing more. We’ll talk about finding the one thing that will drive your story, how a zero draft can start you in the right place, the magic of reading aloud and the secret sauce of short yet authoritative writing (that one, as they say, may shock you).