The NJ News Commons is dedicated to both improving journalism in the state and helping sustain it. To that end, we offer training on subjects ranging from data journalism to business models for news sites. Upcoming trainings include:
— CJET, or Community Journalism Executive Training, is a 2-1/2 day program geared towards the unique needs of entrepreneurial local publishers. CJET will be offered on the campus of Montclair State University May 16-18. The Patterson Foundation and the Dodge Foundations are sponsors, and the 2013 class has been selected. Read more about CJET here.
— Mobile Media Basics (webinar) will be offered Wednesday, June 26 at 2 p.m. eastern time. Featuring Amy Gahran, this mobile strategy training is co-sponsored by the Knight Digital Media Center and the NJ News Commons. Learn how your news site must adapt to survive in an increasingly mobile age. Read more and register here.
— Video for Busy News Sites. Steve Johnson, assistant professor of electronic journalism at Montclair State University, along with Sylvia Jauregui, of Elizabeth Inside Out, will show local news editors the quickest ways to shoot, upload and edit video for their sites. July 2013. Date TBD. Schmitt 311, Montclair State University.
— Be a Local Publisher with Kenny Katzgrau and John Crepezzi of Broadstreet Ads, authors of the Be a Local Publisher guide, and Debbie Galant, director of the NJ News Commons and founder of Baristanet. Fall 2013. Date TBD.
— CJET 100-Day Reunion. Thursday, Sept 12, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Schmitt 311, Montclair State University.
— Hack Jersey Hack Day. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Venue TBD.
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