Category Archives: Training

Reports and photos from SPJ Madison training events.

SPJ Madison hosts day-long training on ‘Secrets for Success in Science Journalism’

The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) will host “Secrets for Success in Science Journalism,” designed to offer journalists, science communicators, and students tips for producing accessible, accurate, and intriguing science stories. The full-day conference will be … Continue reading

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From Podcasting 101 to Hands-On Audio Editing

“Flying cars didn’t happen but your iPod automatically hooks up with your car radio,” said Isthmus staff writer Dylan Brogan, explaining the increasing popularity of audio podcasts.

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SPJ Madison Data and Data Visualization Training Friday, May 8

MADISON – Data is transforming how we understand the world. And it is transforming how we do our jobs as journalists. Big data’s all the rage, yet more often reporters need to deal with small data — like budgets, law … Continue reading

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Digital and Social Media Training

An SPJ digital news gathering workshop, was held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on Friday, October 17, 2014, our fall journalism training event. The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio and the Wisconsin State … Continue reading

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Journalism Education Has a Future

The field of journalism education is changing, just as the field of journalism is changing but the need for people who can communicate continues because the hunger for information continues. The hunger remains even as the vehicles for information distribution … Continue reading

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Developing Sources and Uncovering Stories in Minority Communities

A workshop to help journalists avoid stereotypes and caricatures in news coverage of minority communities, and include more minority representation in news coverage, was held at the Pyle center on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus on April 11, 2014. … Continue reading

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Authors and Publishers Reveal All

There’s no single path to turning journalistic expertise into a book, and few easy ones.  But journalists are well-positioned to become book authors because of the vast knowledge they accumulate in their work. That’s a key message from journalists-turned-authors and … Continue reading

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