6 upcoming events categorized “General Journalism”

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April 24, 2024, 11:30 am - April 24, 2024, 12:30 pm • General Journalism

Disinformation & The Public: How journalists can champion news literacy and empower their communities

In today’s connected society, everyone is a publisher. Our phones alone grant us unparalleled opportunities to share stories not only among friends and family, but also help take videos, photos, and audio viral in what can seem like seconds. And despite someone’s best intentions, they may be helping to spread harmful mis- and disinformation, especially during times of crisis.

What role -- and power -- do members of the public have in halting or spreading mis- and disinformation, and what ethical considerations should they make before sharing a video or story?

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute for a robust discussion among experts whose work focuses on news and information literacy and finding ways to help the public fact-check the information it interacts with. This virtual session invites journalists, educators, community leaders, and the public to explore practices to help empower individuals to “stop the spread” of harmful information through ethical, personal decision-making.

Website: Link
Contact: Beth Francesco (bfrancesco@press.org)
Tagged under: Ethics, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events

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May 1, 2024, 11:30 am - May 1, 2024, 12:30 pm • General Journalism

Disinformation, Elections & Democracy: How journalists can spot and disarm current tactics to influence voters

Election Day 2024 will be one of the most consequential in U.S. history, and disinformation campaigns loom large in influencing millions of Americans on what’s really at stake when they head to polls this fall. Journalists across the country must be prepared with the skills to pre- and debunk conspiracy theories, misinformation, and more -- well before Nov. 5.

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute for a practical look at current tactics used by disinformation specialists to disrupt the 2024 election and what journalists can do to counter them. This virtual session will empower journalists with the tools to challenge election-specific disinformation and lies with tact and authority while respecting audiences who may be vulnerable to such campaigns.

Website: Link
Contact: Beth Francesco (bfrancesco@press.org)
Tagged under: Ethics, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events

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May 10, 2024, 11:30 am - May 10, 2024, 12:30 pm • General Journalism

Covering trans and LGBTQ+ issues during 2024

Trans people and DEIB programs are in the crosshairs of state leaders, legislatures, policymakers, and school boards. Journalists must be prepared to report and share the impact of these efforts, as well as how political candidates are using them to influence voters.

What are the key issues at stake and the major themes playing out? What are the most reliable sources of unbiased information? And how can reporters better understand multiple perspectives and the nuanced questions involved?

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute, with support from the Trans Journalists Association, for a discussion aimed at answering these questions as well as illuminating best practices for your reporting and editing on transgender and LGBTQ+ issues. This webinar is geared for all journalists, especially those new to the beat, or from small and medium news organizations.

Website: Link
Contact: Bara Vaida (BVaida@press.org)
Tagged under: Diversity, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events

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May 17, 2024, 11:30 am - May 17, 2024, 12:30 pm • General Journalism

Tips for Journalists: How to access & customize the LexisNexis database

Research is the basic starting point for developing story ideas, gathering information, and fact-checking. Among the places to start is using LexisNexis -- a database of legal, business, government, high-tech, and news articles. Many of these articles are not available through a basic Internet search because they are behind a paywall.

With millions of articles within the LexisNexis database, it can be easy to get lost in the database. Knowing how to customize it for your reporting purposes is key.

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute for a webinar to learn how to use and customize LexisNexis. Award-winning investigative reporter and editor Brad Hamilton will walk participants through how to customize LexisNexis to source stories, find unexpected story angles, and to identify and reach potential sources through LexisNexis’ Contact References database.

Website: Link
Contact: Bara Vaida (BVaida@press.org)
Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events

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June 20, 2024, 12:00 pm - June 23, 2024, 3:30 pm • General Journalism

2024 IRE Conference

IRE’s annual investigative journalism conference will take place in Anaheim, California. Registration includes the welcome reception, the IRE Awards Luncheon and the closing reception.

Where: Anaheim, CA, USA
Website: Link
Contact: IRE (info@ire.org)
Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, Diversity, Freelancing, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism

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August 5, 2024, 9:00 am - August 9, 2024, 12:00 pm • General Journalism

Data Journalism Bootcamp - Google Sheets + Python (In-Person)

IRE’s Data Journalism Bootcamp provides a broad foundation in finding, assessing and analyzing data for anyone interested in using these skills in the newsroom. This version of the bootcamp is tailored for people who already have some experience working with data. We'll start with an accelerated overview of using spreadsheets to clean and analyze data, and then introduce Python, a powerful general-purpose programming language that you can use to analyze huge datasets, scrape data from the web, clean and reshape data, extract complex tables from PDF files and much more. We’ll also cover finding data sources, using public records, bulletproofing your analysis and best practices for using numbers in your stories. Attendees are asked to bring their own laptop and pre-install some software prior to the bootcamp. If a laptop is not available, we would be happy to provide one for you. Please reach out to logistics@ire.org to make arrangements.

IRE requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and participants are expected to follow all COVID protocols in place at the host institution. Masks are encouraged.

Where: 401 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO, USA
Website: Link
Contact: IRE Main Office (info@ire.org)
Tagged under: Students, Educators, Journalism Training

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