HSBJ: Getting Into Multimedia 101, 102, 103 back for the summer

| June 5, 2010

Once again, HSBJ is partnering with The National Press Club in Washington D.C. to offer a series of online classes for both professional teachers and professional broadcasters. The “Getting into Multimedia” courses are each about 10 hours of work, including class time and independent work. While the class itself runs three days, students will have ten days to complete their work assignements. For teachers, Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available from Kent State University.

The fee for each course is $50. National Press Club members can receive a discounted registration of $30.

You can register on the RTDNA website. Please note there are separate registrations for teachers and for National Press Club members.

Getting into Multimedia 101- July 13-15

Aaron Manfull, Award-winning journalism adviser and Chairman of the JEA Digital Media Committee

Isn’t it time you brought your print or broadcast journalism program online? Veteran journalism adviser Aaron Manfull will guide you through 10 hours of training in how to start a multimedia website – and how to update news, insert audio podcasts and videos and website add-ons. By the end of the class, you will have started a website. This class has drawn raves from both advisers and journalism pros.

Getting into Multimedia 102 – July 27-29

Aaron Manfull, Award-winning journalism adviser and chairman of the JEA Digital Media Committee

This is a class for those who have taken Getting Into Multimedia 101 – or those who have already started a WordPress website. This class will help you expand your Web presence and will also help you structure and manage your converged newsroom. This online course will cover classroom items such as developing a beat system and organizing the staff. It will also work to show you ways to promote your Web site using a wide range of tools – from social networks to e-newsletters.

Getting into Multimedia 103 – Aug. 10-12

Beth Shankle, National Press Club, Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, Research Librarian

Learn how to maximize your website, from engaging readers to selling ads on your site. Beth Shankle has taught hundreds of journalists the basics of Journalism 2.0. In this class we will look at comments and reader-submitted content, Google AdWords, and other Web 2.0 tools including tools used for research, information display and connecting with your audience.

*This original release was found on the HSBJ website at: http://hsbj.org/features/announcements.php?entity_id=67

About the Author:

Aaron is in his 17th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now STL. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. You can find him on Twitter @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.
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