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Multimedia training on Saturday at UAB

What: Parachute Training Initiative,  intensive hands-on multimedia training

Who: Online News Association and Birmingham Association of Black Journalists

When: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Hill Alumni Auditorium, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1400 University Blvd. [map]. The large student parking lot next to the auditorium will be open and free.

Cost: $10, which includes lunch. Register online. For more information and to register, visit the site or e-mail training@journalists.org.

Sessions: Tailored specifically to the needs of independent, community, nonprofit, displaced and employed journalists, bloggers and students in Alabama. Session titles include …

  • Free Tools to Kick Your Site Up a Notch
  • Flip to iMovie
  • Emerging Business Models
  • Harnessing the Power of Social Media
  • What You Need to Know about Internet Law
  • Jumping from Print to Multimedia Journalism

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Editorial / Newswriting Workshop in Montgomery

The Alabama Press Association will hold a “Back to the Basics” editorial workshop led by Jack Smith, former Eufaula Tribune editor. This is a basic newswriting workshop targeted at reporters, whether new to the industry or seasoned journalists, who have not had much formal journalism training or just need a refresher course. This is a good overview for all reporters.

Topics covered include:

  • Writing with accuracy, clarity and integrity
  • News story basics
  • Structuring your writing: “straight” news, inverted pyramid approach and narrative stories
  • Writing leads
  • Learning how to write for your readers and not your sources
  • Fundamentals of good writing
  • Overview of AP style
  • How to identify compelling or unusual stories readers will talk about
  • Feature writing basics
  • Photography 101
  • The public service mission
  • Covering your beat
  • Basic interviewing techniques
  • Libel basics

Please fill out the registration form and return to APA. A confirmation will be e-mailed with directions once registration is received.

  • Cost: $40 (includes lunch)
  • Where: Montgomery Advertiser’s Freedom Room, 425 Molton St. [map]
  • When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6
  • Deadline: Tuesday
  • Questions: Bethany Carr, Alabama Press Association, 205-871-7737, bethany@alabamapress.org