In a bid to train journalists in digital tools, The Poynter Institute is partnering with Google and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) to train 10 professionals, who will then teach journalists how to best use Google tools.
The training will take place on August 31 and September 1 at the Poynter Institute. These professionals will then go out to train journalists at newsrooms and conferences. Each person will conduct at least three training sessions. Poynter has had previous endeavors such as ‘Train the trainers,’ but this is a new kind of initiative where the aim is focused on important digital tools used in newsrooms.
The ten participants include journalists from digital organizations including The Verge, as well as local TV stations and newspapers such as The Denver Post. Read more