FOUNDATIONS: Better meeting coverage

How do you make the most out of every meeting, including a better attack on print and digital, and a bona fide roster of enterprise stories in the future? This session will include proactive tactics to keep meeting coverage relevant.


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FOUNDATIONS: Better interview techniques

You finally got a one-on-one with a key community leader. What do you ask? This session will walk through interviewing techniques, and help you make sure you get key questions answered.


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FOUNDATIONS: Writing better ledes

Having trouble making your copy zing? Consistently writing the story a day behind? This is a comprehensive look at ledes and what makes them jump. And while we’re at it, how can we take your story, and start preparing for a follow-up or bigger story?


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Coronavirus style & standards

Guidelines, standards, and resources for reporting on the Coronavirus.


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Google News Lab training

If you’ve ever wondered about Google News Lab and what tools you’re missing out on, then this is the training for you. Daniel Petty, a certified Google News Lab trainer with the Denver Post, will walk you through with some of the cool tools such as reverse image search, advanced search, maps and Google Fusion tables.


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50 enterprise ideas in 50 minutes

You need ideas. We’ve got them. And in this version of the 50 ideas in 50 minutes franchise, we add a new twist — what audiences would this be good for? Plenty of examples of great work done across GateHouse (and other media outlets). National News Editor Matt Leclercq and Tim Schmitt walk you through a fast-paced session sure to stir ideas.


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Audience growth (for reporters)

For reporters and frontline producers: here are five things you can do to increase your own traffic for your news organization.


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Advanced backgrounding of people and companies

From Investigative Reporters and Editors, here’s how to build a deep well of background to inform your reporting and writing.


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Increasing mobile video views in local markets

This Video Champions call discusses how to help newsrooms across small, local markets make the best use of video –– and how to increase engagement with their audiences. This video focuses on driving traffic and mobile views.


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Reporting on farm bankruptcies in your own backyard

Farm bankruptcies are on the rise, owing in part to retaliatory tariffs on agriculture products from the U.S.-China trade war, unpredictable weather causing adverse planting conditions and high levels of debt. Using a database created by Sky Chadde, the Gannett Agriculture Data Fellow at the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, you’ll be able to localize the impact of these bankruptcies and identify trends in your community.

During this 45-minute session, you will learn what to look for in the data, sources to reach out to and any pitfalls to avoid. You’ll also get an overview of what distinguishes farm, or Chapter 12, bankruptcies from the other chapters of the bankruptcy code.


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#DoJournalismWithImpact (for digital editors)

Got a major project planned? Why not use Architect, the new external article template from GateHouse Media? Program developer Tyson Bird touches on how this tool can be used most effectively and shows examples of the template in action.


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#DoJournalismWithImpact (for reporters)

Hold on to your hats, we throw 30 great story ideas out in 15 minutes. Will include links to stories.


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Google: Enhanced search

Maggie Farley, a former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent, is now working with Google News Initiative to help journalism thrive in the digital age. In this video, she discusses how to use enhanced search features.


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Google: Geo and mapping

Maggie Farley, a former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent, is now working with Google News Initiative to help journalism thrive in the digital age. This video covers Geo and Mapping.


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Exploring Google Trends

Maggie Farley, a former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent, is now working with Google News Initiative to help journalism thrive in the digital age. This video covers Google Trends.


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Sports for specific audiences

With our new focus on audiences, earlier deadlines, fewer writers and your new expectations to show digital growth, every newsroom must take a hard look at how we cover sports. In many ways, sports will change more than any other team. In this session, we talk with sports leaders and reporters to discuss how ATM audiences fit into sports, and offer specific examples for content changes.


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Mobile apps for journalists

Our journalists use their phones more than ever to report the news. What are must-have mobile apps to help them do their jobs? Learn about the faves of reporters who cover everything from hurricanes to car accidents. GateHouse Media Senior Director of Content Jean Hodges leads a discussion of great tips that will help reporters on the go.


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Google: Verification

Maggie Farley, a former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent, is now working with Google News Initiative to help journalism thrive in the digital age. In this video, she covers verification.


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SEO for reporters

How to create headlines that rank. SEO expert David Stone will explore examples of where a headline missed, and where it succeeded. Remember, this means more people will find your stories.


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Video for editors

Driving home video as a concept: As an editor, how do you keep the focus on adding video, and what topics are better than others?


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Digital audio (for reporters)

Making digital audio part of your daily routine: What can reporters and others do to consistently collect audio?


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Video (for digital editors)

Digital video editing: Desktop video editing best practices and tips, including lower thirds and YouTube Live.


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SEO for editors

What’s new and what’s important? Discover what SEO expert David Stone is seeing in Google currently, and how you can drive your newsroom to produce more SEO-friendly content.


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Journalism from your phone

There are numerous apps and tools that can make storytelling by smartphone easier. Sarah Self-Welbeck from the Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal shows you tips and tricks on recording and editing audio and video, taking the best photos and time-saving tools that make journalism from your cell phone possible and productive.


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FOUNDATIONS: Sources are the key

Getting sources and maintaining them is half the job. This session will cover diversifying sources and why it’s important, how to approach the people you need to know on your beat, and how to build mutually rewarding connections with sources.


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Investigating the internet

It’s essential that journalists on every beat understand how to gather and analyze information related to social media, web analytics and advertising, and websites. This workshop uses case studies of BuzzFeed News investigations into misinformation and ad fraud, as well as tips and tutorials, to equip journalists with the basic skills they need to incorporate this data into their work.

Craig Silverman of BuzzFeed News discusses how to use data from social media, analytics and the web to find and tell stories.


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