News Training http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org en Best Practices for Web Writing [VIDEO] http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org/post/best-practices-web-writing-video <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>This session examines techniques for webifying&nbsp;your radio story for the online audience. We also explore what makes a great web-native story.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:19:47 +0000 Ki-Min Sung 270 at http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org Best Practices for Web Writing [VIDEO] How To Have That "Analytics Conversation" With Your Reporters http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-have-analytics-conversation-your-reporters <div></div><div>We're working on a broader best practices document to outline methods for engaging the newsroom in analytics. For now, though, here's a way to start the conversation.&nbsp;</div><div>No metric is a one size fits all. But there are two high level questions that should form the basis for any benchmark. Those are:<br><br><strong>Is my audience growing?</strong><br>And<br><strong>Is my audience engaged?</strong><br> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:43:56 +0000 Will Snyder 269 at http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org How To Have That "Analytics Conversation" With Your Reporters You Should Really Watch This Webinar on the Elements of a Good Headline [VIDEO] http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org/post/you-should-really-watch-webinar-elements-good-headline-video <p>What makes a good headline?</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This webinar covers how you should think about headlines, how you should approach them and some ways you can go about writing them.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Good headline writers to watch: <a href="http://gawker.com/">Gawker</a>, <a href="http://qz.com/46812/apples-54-5-billion-quarter-in-charts/">Quartz</a>, <a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/">The Atlantic Wire</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/">Forbes</a>.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:24:19 +0000 Eric Athas 146 at http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org You Should Really Watch This Webinar on the Elements of a Good Headline [VIDEO] The #NPRKnight Spring Twitter Contest Winners Are... http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org/post/nprknight-spring-twitter-contest-winners-are <p></p><p class="p1">Congratulations to the #NPRKnight Twitter scavenger hunt contest winners!&nbsp;</p><p class="p1"><em>(Read more about the tasks in the scavenger hunt and how the winners were selected in <a href="http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-nprknight-twitter-scavenger-hunt-contest-works">"How the #NPRKnight&nbsp;Scavenger Hunt Contest Works."</a>)</em></p><p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p>Drum roll, please...</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:08:16 +0000 Teresa Gorman 268 at http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org The #NPRKnight Spring Twitter Contest Winners Are... A Peek Inside Keith Jenkins' Digital Life http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org/post/peek-inside-keith-jenkins-digital-life <div><p></p><p>People involved in public media share how they wade through the digital news deluge.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">This month we spoke with <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/127410116/keith-jenkins">Keith Jenkins</a>, supervising senior producer for multimedia at NPR.</span></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 15:42:05 +0000 Kasia Podbielski 267 at http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org A Peek Inside Keith Jenkins' Digital Life Station Spotlight on WABE and Training Updates http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org/post/station-spotlight-wabe-and-training-updates <div>Ahh May, the month of mothers, flowers, World Press Freedom, the Kentucky Derby and… of course news training.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We love hearing about your adventures in digital storytelling. Since sharing is caring, send us an <a href="mailto:dseditorial@npr.org?subject=newsletter%20info">email</a> about your endeavors, and we may feature you in a future newsletter.</span></div><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 14:46:09 +0000 Kasia Podbielski 266 at http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org Station Spotlight on WABE and Training Updates 5 Lessons from WABE's Most Successful Pledge Drive (Ever) http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org/post/5-lessons-wabes-most-successful-pledge-drive-ever <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.pba.org/about/wabe/">WABE</a>’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> latest pledge drive resulted in 15,393 pledges and $2 million. The results weren’t a coincidence – </span>WABE’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> staff tried some new things and had a smart plan to get their listeners and readers pledging away. After noting their huge success, we asked </span><a href="https://twitter.com/jasonaut" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jason Parker</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>WABE<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> digital media strategist, how it all happened. Here are five (ok six) lessons Jason shared.*</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 18:47:03 +0000 Kasia Podbielski & Jason Parker 265 at http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org 5 Lessons from WABE's Most Successful Pledge Drive (Ever) Cover Relevant, Local Topics With Aggregation Techniques [VIDEO] http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org/post/cover-relevant-local-topics-aggregation-techniques-video <p></p><p>Aggregation is just another word for using your resources wisely. The technique can be used on all types of stories ranging from weather to politics to breaking news.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this webinar, we cover the basic requirements for aggregation on the web, how to find visuals to accompany aggregated posts, and how to make YouTube's search functions work for you when looking for videos for your site.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">VIDEO</span></strong></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 21:13:25 +0000 Teresa Gorman & Will Snyder 263 at http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org Cover Relevant, Local Topics With Aggregation Techniques [VIDEO] How the #NPRKnight Twitter Scavenger Hunt Contest Works http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org/post/how-nprknight-twitter-scavenger-hunt-contest-works <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twitter can be a great tool for journalists and we believe Twitter is best learned by doing. The purpose of this scavenger hunt contest is simple -- so you can learn the value and best practices of Twitter by actively using it. The contest (and the prizes) is a way to make it fun and &nbsp;just a tad competitive.</span></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:35:29 +0000 Teresa Gorman 262 at http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org How the #NPRKnight Twitter Scavenger Hunt Contest Works Your Guide to #NPRKnight Social Media Training http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org/post/your-guide-nprknight-social-media-training <p></p><p>Welcome to the social media part of our training!&nbsp;This page has everything you need to guide you through the next three weeks, so bookmark it, and email Teresa if you have any questions at tgorman@npr.org.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The next three weeks will focus on the practical ways you can use social media for reporting, audience growth, story mining and content creation.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>May 6-10</strong></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 14:10:28 +0000 Teresa Gorman & Eric Athas 261 at http://editorial.digitalservices.npr.org Your Guide to #NPRKnight Social Media Training