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.


More training on Self-care:

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.


More training on Self-care:

November 2022 video champions

How they did it: Cincinnati Enquirer’s “Taken” documentary; OTT metrics and highlights; Florida’s coverage of Hurricane Ian.


More training on Video:

Converting criminal justice coverage to social justice coverage

As we rethink how to cover crime in our communities, what should newsrooms focus on and how do they make it happen? We’ll dig into how to elevate two main buckets: live crime coverage and cold case coverage, and talk about how to identify the right stories that will resonate in your community while juggling daily beat coverage and limited resources. Join us for a deeper 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.


More training on Reporting & Writing:

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.


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Data visualization: InfoGram 201

Students will use datasets to build more advanced maps and single chart graphics.


More training on Design:

New England Table Stakes final reports

  • What the teams set out to do
  • What they achieved (outcomes/wins)
  • New capabilities they have
  • How they incorporated the Fault Lines
  • Tried but failed: Lessons learned; how they’ll overcome this as they go on
  • Ideas to steal (smaller than the whole challenge)
  • Where each newsroom will go from here, both with the challenge itself and more broadly

More training on Project Management:

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).


More training on Reporting & Writing:

10 ways to achieve equity in your storytelling

Not every single person will reflect the audience in their storytelling. As journalists do more inclusive and intersectional storytelling, how do we make sure whoever is photo editing, headline writing, storytelling, etc. has tips that are good to know before they even get started?  A diverse team of journalists in DEI jobs and teams across the company compiled their insights to help. Sessions will feature a mix of trainers led by audience and trust director C.J. Benjamin who will delve into the tips.


More training on Digital design and production:

Putting metrics to use on your beat

Part 2 of our metrics refresher. 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? Plus, an overview of the new Author dashboard that gives you insights into your content, orders and from where orders are coming (social maybe?!).


More training on Audience Engagement:

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.


More training on Design:

Antisemitism briefing by the American Jewish Committee

During this interactive briefing, we will share the results from the American Jewish Committee’s annual survey of the Jewish community and the public about experiences and perceptions of antisemitism. The data is very revealing about the issue and how it appears in the United States today. We also will review the most recent FBI Hate Crime data and how it correlates with the survey. 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. We will then take questions and have a robust discussion.


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

Transitioning from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premier

A primer on making the transition from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere. This session will be led by Justin Schultz, Senior Editor, Digital Video Franchises. There are benefits to using Premiere over FCP, which include cost-savings on software licensing for your newsroom, ability to use Gannett-provided motion graphics templates, project collaborating/sharing, and more.


More training on Video:

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.


More training on Investigative:

Metrics refresher: Overview of Parse.ly and Google Analytics dashboards

This training is recommended for new employees. We cover the basics of how to use our metrics tools. Any employee is welcome to join, though, if you’d like a refresher.

What we cover:

  • Using Parse.ly to see what audiences are reading in real time
  • Using Parse.ly to see what audiences are reading for a specific author, topic or for past days/weeks/months
  • Using G.A. dashboards to see how many orders are tied to their stories (last 20 mins or so)
  • Using G.A. dashboards to see photo gallery or video views (last 20 mins or so)

Before the training: Please make sure you have the Okta chicklet for both these programs already. This will allow you to follow along during the training. If you do not have these, let Kelli Leonard know and she’ll get you set up.


More training on Metrics tools:

Google Trends 301

How to download data from the Google Trends store and create Flourish graphics with it. Also: Tracking midterm election issues and candidates. How can you use Trends during an election?

Prerequisite: Review this 101-level course.


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Reddit: How journalists can use the platform to grow audience, find sources and more

With 430 million active users, Reddit is a gold mine of opportunity for journalists — but diving in can be challenging. In this session, we’ll help you learn how to confidently navigate the platform to discover and promote stories, find sources, cultivate relationships with new and existing audiences, and more.


More training on Social:

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Measure the impact of your newsroom’s best journalism

The Detroit Free Press proves its worth to its subscribers and its community every year with its annual Community impact Report. In this 30-minute workshop, executive editor Anjanette Delgado will explain how the Freep tracks the results of its work — the real-world change that happens as a result of their journalism (law changes, government investigations, arrests, prison releases, lawsuits, settlements, amnesty, community activation, etc.) — so it can publish the comprehensive year-end report. The Community Impact Report isn’t just a celebration of what our journalism achieved. It’s a huge help in retaining existing subscribers and attracting new ones.

Here are the slides from the workshop.

Here’s an easy guide to how to make a community impact report.

And here’s where to find Impact Tracker: behind Okta.

The Detroit Free Press’ Community Impact Report 2021

Wisconsin’s impact report 2021

Metric reports that include impact

Impact summary (download your impacts, your site’s, your region’s, the Network’s, a funder’s)

Daily site summary (MTD by site)

Monthly KPI report (full month, all network)

How did that content do? (to come, single story)


More training on Digital design and production:

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More training on Design:

How to tell a story in 60 seconds or less on vertical video

Learn how to easily tell a story for audiences on TikTok, Instagram or YouTube. Led by Wisconsin DOT Manager Lainey Seyler and producer Brooke Eberle, the session give tips on planning, creating and writing a script for vertical videos.


More training on Social:

Management fundamentals: Prioritizing and delegating

Illinois state editor Romando Dixson shares how he sets priorities, delegates tasks and projects and delivers results.


More training on Project Management:

Instagram for journalists

What are all these Instagram terms I hear and why do they matter to my work? Get a crash course on the basics of Instagram and how the platform can help your stories reach a different audience in this one-hour course led by Des Moines Register Audience Strategist Brian Smith.


More training on Social:

Tips for sharing premium content on social

Want to increase the number of orders you are getting on your stories? Get tips on how to best share premium content on social from Content Strategist Jaime Cárdenas.

Above is the recording of the workshop. Below is the deck the presenters used.


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Twitter tips for journalists

Learn how to plan out a Twitter Thread, why Twitter Moments are important and get a refresher on the basics of the platform in this one-hour session led by Detroit Free Press Audience Editor Brian Manzullo.

USA TODAY’s Audience and Operations Editor Felecia Wellington’s guide to Twitter: Spaces

Buck County Courier-Times reporter Christopher Ullery’s template for creating a Twitter Thread


More training on Social:

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Understanding our key audience segments

Gannett has done extensive research into people interested in news — those who are in our audience today as well as those who aren’t — so we can better understand who we’re working for. These documents and workshops will help you understand the segments, what members of each segment want from us, and how we can earn them as subscribers.


More training on Audience Engagement:

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Protected: Google Finance scraping and other tools for business beats

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Protected: Data-scraping websites, PDFs and Flourish

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Environment tools, Part III

We’ll explore some new tools, such as the Environmental Justice Atlas that documents cases around the world of environmental infractions. We’ll also look at Protected Planet, which tracks conservation measures, and the Wildlife Dashboard. 

Link to handout: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u8baziYFYUyUNzGlCCYEoN_KN1afGN9lk_7wyTU4jXs/edit
Journalist’s Toolbox Environment Tools: https://www.journaliststoolbox.org/category/environment/


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Data portals: Datahubs, USA Facts and the Humanitarian Exchange

In this training, Mike Reilley will show you how to use three portals to find datasets and even some pre-built graphics.

Open these up before playing the video so you can do your own searches during the training:

USA Facts
https://usafacts.org/
Hundreds of government-generated data and fact sheets about many issues: crime, business, public safety, etc.

Datahub.io
https://datahub.io/search
There are thousands of datasets from financial market data and population growth to cryptocurrency prices. If you don’t find what you are looking for ask the Data Concierge for a free quote to find the data for you.

The Humanitarian Data Exchange

https://data.humdata.org/

An open-source data portal from the United Nations containing more than 20,000 datasets. Show caution and vett the data you find here as it is open source. Many are posted by nonprofits and special-interest groups, which are clearly marked and have information available about them.
Journalist’s Toolbox Public Records resources: https://www.journaliststoolbox.org/category/public-records/


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Sports databases: Google Flourish and AirTable

Sports are built on data. We’ll work through a series of exercises to build interactive databases of sports data. This can be an effective tool at all levels of sports coverage: A searchable database of college football stats, salaries of high school football coaches in your state, sortable by conference, town, etc. Or professional sports salaries, player stats and more. Tools: https://flourish.studio/ and https://airtable.com/

Dataset: 100 Highest-Paid Athletics 2021

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18NSHA9–IBuHq7qc-g2f-mSWBx3bnvieQxykp44Vles/edit#gid=0

Source: Sportico | https://www.sportico.com/c/business/finance/
Journalist’s Toolbox Sports Data: https://www.journaliststoolbox.org/2022/06/11/sports-data/


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Business tools, Part IV: Covering inflation and consumer prices

Learn how to use inflation calculation tools and track prices on Amazon, eBay and other digital platforms. Tools include the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Keepa.com, Google Shopping, FormDs.com and several other resources. We’ll also look at tools for spotting fake online sellers and fake reviews on online sales sites. 

Link to handout: http://bit.ly/googlefinancetools

Journalist’s Toolbox Retail/Inflation tools: https://www.journaliststoolbox.org/2022/06/12/consumer_retail_inflation/


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Productivity: 123Apps and TinyWow

We look at a new (and older): A look at browser-based Swiss Army knife tools that will help your productivity. They help with file management and conversion, quick video edits and more.

Tools:

123apps: https://123apps.com/

Tinywow: https://tinywow.com/
Journalist’s Toolbox Productivity resources: https://www.journaliststoolbox.org/category/productivity/


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Scraping Google Maps with PhantomBuster

PhantomBuster.com lets you scrape up to 200 locations off Google Maps and drop them into a spreadsheet with ease. It allows you to scrape by address, phone number, Instagram photos and more. PhantomBuster is a paid site but offers a 14-day free trial. Sign up here prior to playing the training video: https://phantombuster.com/

https://youtu.be/J4OMro30-fQ

http://maps.google.com

https://phantombuster.com/

Exercise: https://bit.ly/gannettpb

Journalist’s Toolbox Data Journalism and Scraping: https://www.journaliststoolbox.org/category/data-visualization-and-online-tools/


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Understanding the Fault Lines framework for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

Jean Marie Brown of Texas Christian University and the Maynard Institute explores the Fault Lines themselves and reflect on how the framework has been used to shape Table Stakes challenges.


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

Storytelling Studio and video tools

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


More training on Video:

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

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More training on Design:

Shooting video on your phone

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


More training on Video:

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

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More training on Reporting & Writing:

Understanding the financial side of our business

Learn how to make the budget work for you, rather than the other way around. Our SVP of finance, Tricia Gosser, will help us understand the inner-workings of the financial side of our business. What do you as content executives need to know to be savvy financial operators? Tricia will help you get there.


More training on Project Management:

Empower your research with Lexis/Nexis

How to conduct basic research for news stories.

Lexis/Nexis support resources


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Community engagement for underserved communities

Knoxville News Sentinel Executive Editor Joel Christopher leads a Q&A conversation about best practices, challenges and outcomes that emerge from engaging and including different communities in our conversations, newsletters and content. Featuring David Plazas and LeBron Hill from Black Tennessee Voices and Latino Tennessee Voices, Brenna McDermott from Knoxville Digital Advisory Group and Angela Dennis of the Knox News Soul newsletter. Facilitator Cynthia Benjamin.


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Trans 201

In partnership with former USA TODAY Network journalist Leo Caldwell, we will focus on how to tell holistic stories about trans and gender-diverse individuals. Topics will 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.


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Canva 101

Grace Pateras from the Florida-Georgia DOT gave a walkthrough of some of the best tips and tricks for using Canva. Among the many time-saving features she showed were Background Remover, Positioning, Text Spacing and Text Effects. She also provided a handy shortcuts sheet and showed a lot of great Canva examples from across the network.


More training on Social:

Tools for investigating non-profit organizations

Non-profit organizations operate as small, medium-sized and large corporations. Money comes in and out of the organization. But where does it go? Who is making the decisions? And what can be tracked? We’ll look at free (and paid) digital tools for tracking non-profit finances, what their CEOs earn and much more. We’ll also spend some time looking at Form 990s of charities and give you a chance to pull some on organizations in your area.


More training on Investigative:

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. We will use: githubX-Ray and a little bit of JavaScript programming. No prior coding knowledge needed. Led by Daniel Lathrop, investigative reporter at the Des Moines Register and Aadit Tambe of the University of Maryland.

Build a robot that collects data with GitHub Actions

README

Write the workflow

GitHub Actions


More training on Reporting & Writing:

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

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Ramadan Guidance for employees

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


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

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

The recent Sarah Palin v. New York Times case reminds us that as journalists, we must clearly understand what libel is, and how that definition could evolve with regard to public figures. You 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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More training on Design:

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. Led by Senior Content Strategist Len LaCara and facilitated by Cynthia Benjamin, director of audience engagement and trust.


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

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.


More training on Social:

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.


More training on Video:

Ethics around graphic violence imagery

Guidance and best practices around videos containing graphic violence. Thanks to all who chimed in with questions on the chat, and special thanks to Michael McCarter, Managing Editor, Standards, Ethics, & Inclusion, Andy Scott, Director, Photo and Video Newsgathering, and Eve Chen, Senior Video Producer for leading today’s discussion.


More training on Photography:

Photo Mechanic: Setup and use

USA TODAY’s Bob Deutsch gives a detailed overview of a workhorse tool for photo editing.


More training on Photography:

Print design: Ethics and diversity

The choices we make must be truthful, fair, balanced and complete. Each decision happens in the context of many other decisions, both in the same moment and over time.


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

Print design: Color

Our UNIFIED style guide has a very specific description of how color should be used In our design…based in part on a color palette developed specifically for us.​


More training on Design:

Print design: Photography

Use pictures to effectively convey meaning, detail and context — all within an ethical framework.


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Print design: Display type

These items give the reader additional points of entry (or interest) to the stories on the page.


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Print design: Headlines

Think of headlines as a road map for readers to guide them around a page.


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Print design: The grid

Learn about how 3, 4, 6 and 12-column concepts unify our look — making it cleaner and more understandable to readers.


More training on Design:

Visual storytelling: Styles and standards

Common design styles and standards are the framework for great visual storytelling. Learn how the design choices we make, from headline size to photo placement, impact reader perception. Led by the Design Center’s GW Babb, David Anesta, Amy Stanfield and Elora Karim.


More training on Design:

Writing headlines that win with new audiences

The right words aren’t just a powerful way to summarize a story — they’re the best tool we have to reach occasional readers and convert them to paying subscribers. In search and social channels, sharp headlines find and keep loyal audiences. Join content strategy analyst Chris White and Midwest DOT managers Catherine Rogers and Bobby Shipman as they share data-proven ways to craft engaging headlines that bring in new readers again and again. These web gurus scoured our data looking for ways to draw in new readers with powerful headlines. Here’s what they found – and how it can work for your stories.

Study out of Australia … “The effects of subtle misinformation in news headlines.”
Summarized in the New Yorker: https://bit.ly/3gTwMk5
Abstract of the study: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2014-44652-001

Study out of the Netherlands… “What clicks actually mean”
Abstract : https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1464884916688290


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Data-scraping web pages, PDFs and Google Finance

How to extract data from the web and PDFs and flow them into a spreadsheet. You’ll also learn how to scrape real-time and historical stock data into Google Sheets to track specific companies or industries.


More training on Investigative:

Project-manage like a pro

Here’s how to deliver on a big project with many moving people and parts. Ten tips in 60 minutes from the Digital Optimization team’s Jessica Davis and Ana Hurler that will help you simplify and win.


More training on Planning:

Identifying discrimination through data

Jayme Fraser of the I-Team and Robbie Gutierrez of the DOT will show how to pick out patterns hiding in data sets.

USA TODAY’s corporate diversity database


More training on Reporting & Writing:

Your power as an informal leader

You don’t need to have rank and seniority to exert leadership. What you prioritize, what you value, how you listen, how you communicate, whose voices and views you feature, who you lift up, small gestures of mentorship, open-mindedness to advice and counsel — these all are informal acts of leadership. In this conversation with USA TODAY’s executive editor for news, Kristen Go, you’ll learn to recognize and harness this power for good.


More training on Career Building:

Strategic thinking and planning

We look at how one of our biggest news organizations in one of our biggest markets does BIG things. From guiding probing investigative projects to introducing a new pay model to staging a marathon, The Free Press team will share how it sizes up and capitalizes on big opportunities. Hosted by executive editor Peter Bhatia and senior news director/digital Anjanette Delgado.


More training on Project Management:

Diversity workshop series: Social fault lines

Description: What are social fault lines and how do we question them, define them and report through them? Applications include: covering race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disabilities.

Led by: Romi Ruiz of USA TODAY and Earl Hopkins of the Austin American-Statesman

Recommend reading: Sincerely, Leaders of Color, a column series by POC news leaders

Helpful resource: The DEI Coalition’s excellent guide on allyship for white managers

Diversity Tooklit for Newsrooms has a section on Digital Advisory Groups for useful background

Ethics and practices for reporting on traumatized individuals and communities, done in partnership with the Dart Center for Trauma in Journalism


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

Rights-cleared music you can use

As part of our recent renewal with our stock music provider, Universal Production Music (UPM –formerly known to us as Killer Tracks), we now have access to additional music tracks.  UPM also owns a company called FirstCom music and we now have access to thousands more tracks in that library as well.  This library has been added to all existing Gannett logins.   

There’s some information attached just to get you familiar with what UPM offers.  They have music directors who can help with your music search.  

As a reminder, we should rely only on UPM for stock music and not the various free sources you may find online.  We do have an enterprise license to use UPM with unlimited seats and unlimited downloads.  Our usage rights for content that we use UPM tracks in are pretty broad and include all our normal needs such as on platform and social networks.  Anyone who needs a login can email support@gannett.com to get instructions on how to set one up.  

If you run into problems getting it created or have other questions about where we can use UPM, you are welcome to reach out to Cathy Kononetz, executive director of video content, anytime. 


More training on Audio:

Master classes for business reporters and editors, Part II

We will cover Charity Watch, SEC filings, Form 990s on Guidestar, etc. Google Dataset Search, Google Scholar, including ways to analyze case-law. We will learn to scrape Google Finance to isolate stock data and historical stock data. And will finish by learning how to scrape data from business sites and visualize it using Flourish.

Business coverage tools

Data sets used in this training

Form Ds: See who’s raising money

Journalists Toolbox


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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.

Examples Chow uses in the workshop:

Forgive Me

Beyond the Gridiron series

Zorro

Colorado River


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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. Greg Borowski is deputy editor for news, projects and investigations at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a late-in-life runner who has completed six marathons and is looking for number seven. Moderated by Tia’Lavon Hill from our Rising Leaders cohort.


More training on Leadership:

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

The Columbus Dispatch’s Erica Thompson will explore a few big stories (Stand Your Ground Law being passed in Ohio, the Rittenhouse verdict, the deaths of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus and Gabby Petito – and how paying attention to the reactions of diverse audiences can lead to localized stories. She also will offer tips on advocating for diverse coverage and better support of reporters of color.

Resources for journalists experiencing trauma, or journalists who see a colleague in need of help/support


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

Listening Events

Photo collage by Shawn Dowd

Engage diverse communities by hosting listening sessions.

Black Tennessee Voices’ first Facebook Live virtual event (The Tennessean in Nashville)

Florida Times-Union listening event in Jacksonville, Fla., ahead of the Biden inauguration

On the eve of the inauguration of the first female vice president, we partnered with a local organization to give young women in Jacksonville an opportunity to talk to local women leaders. 


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

Master classes for business reporters and editors, Part I

We cover Charity Watch, SEC filings, Form 990s on Guidestar, etc. Google Dataset Search, Google Scholar, including ways to analyze case-law. We will learn to scrape Google Finance to isolate stock data and historical stock data. And will finish by learning how to scrape data from business sites and visualize it using Flourish.


More training on Investigative:

Content Diversity Dashboard

Reveal gaps in coverage of underserved communities by mapping and tagging content.


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

Pass the Mic

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


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

Mobile Newsrooms

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


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

Digital Advisory Groups

Krystle Ellis, a community ambassador for the digital advisory groups.

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

New and existing DAGs — start with this recording. Password: yBT^6v8%


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

Public Safety Guidance

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

Poynter: Gannett launches a network-wide push to re-work its crime coverage


More training on Diversity & Inclusion:

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Mapping tools that reveal inequalities in our communities

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:

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How a local sports reporter found her TikTok audience

Bucks County Courier Times/The Intelligencer sports reporter Nur B. Adam started creating content on her TikTok account at the start of the spring season and has used it 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. Some have gone viral, including one that has over 182,000 views and 18,700 likes. Her video rating her photos got 78,000 views, and now she’s created a series of videos. Network social media expert Jaime Cárdenas will interview Nur in an informal conversation and demo open to any of our journalists.

Featuring: Nur B. Adam, sports reporter in Bucks County, Pa., and network social media expert Jaime Cárdenas


More training on Video: