SAVE THE DATE: Training Conference on Jan. 11

It’s only October, but it’s never too early to start planning for Renaissance Journalism’s next LearningLAB event, a one-day multimedia training conference, to be held on Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on the San Francisco State University campus. Registration fee is $25.

Usher in the new year with this special gathering of journalists from the ethnic and community media, as well as nonprofit professionals interested in producing media. You are the folks who give a voice to the voiceless, tell your communities’ stories with insight and nuance, and shape the future of Bay Area media.

Plan to take advantage of this unique—and affordable—opportunity to learn and fine-tune your digital storytelling skills and hear about best practices, free tools and social media strategies from leading experts in Web journalism.

The 2013 conference will feature a selection workshops organized around three broad themes: multimedia storytelling, social media and community engagement, and “hot topics,” those important—and often polarizing—issues that have a profound impact on our communities (e.g. immigration, poverty in America, health reform). Workshops will range from one-and-a-half to three hours in length, depending on the topic.

Here’s a sampling of some of the exciting workshops we are planning:

  • Audio Slideshows 101
  • Real Metrics: Grow & Manage Your Numbers
  • Go Live! Livestreaming with a Mobile Phone
  • Facebook, Twitter & Beyond: The Web Journalist’s Toolkit
  • Effective Social Media Strategies for Small Organizations
  • Mobile Photography for Beginners
  • Personal Branding & Media Entrepreneurship
  • Key Elements of Video Storytelling
  • The State of Poverty: How to cover this emerging beat

We’ll keep you posted on the conference and registration details, as they become available, through e-mail, this Web site and our social networks.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on January 11!

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