Wondering what you can do to receive newsroom grants or work with ProPublica and other nonprofits on projects? We have tips from people who’ve been successful and those who’ve worked on the receiving end of the process. Steve Dorsey, Vice President of Performance and Partnerships for GateHouse Media, leads a discussion that includes Florida Times-Union Executive Editor Mary Kelli Palka, South Bend Tribune Executive Editor Alan Achkar and Charlie Ornstein, Deputy Managing Editor, ProPublica.
More training on Audience Engagement:
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.
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).
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?