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Listed below are upcoming webinars and live events to help both your editorial and business departments. If you are aware of additional resources not listed here, please let us know so we can add them

Aug
12
Wed
Equity and community in local news: Lessons learned in 2020
Aug 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
As news organizations and the nation have responded to the coronavirus pandemic and the protests following the murder by police of George Floyd, journalists have increasingly confronted the need for newsroom equity and a truer relationship with the communities they serve. On August 12, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and PEN America will co-host a program on “Equity and community in local news: Lessons learned in 2020” to identify and share takeaways from pandemic and protest coverage and to look ahead toward election coverage. Registration is now open for the program, which will be moderated by Jim Friedlich, executive director and CEO of the Lenfest Institute of Journalism, and will feature Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of The Washington Informer; Cassie Haynes, co-executive director at Resolve Philadelphia; and Darryl Holliday, co-founder and News Lab director at City Bureau in Chicago. PEN America’s recent report on the demise of local journalism in the United States pointed to innovation in business models and community engagement as one key to the potential survival of local news, historically one of the building blocks of the American democracy. The speakers will discuss how their organizations innovate continuously and how they have adapted during this critical time with a focus on equity and inclusion, as well as elevating previously marginalized voices in storytelling, community, and local engagement. They will also address opportunities and challenges that a representative journalism and democracy face in the upcoming election.
Creating Must-Read Emails for Your Newspaper
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

America’s Newspapers is making this webinar available to its members, as well as state press association members, at no cost.

Register right away. Space is limited.

REGISTER

Presented by Tim D’Avis, director of email success, Second Street

Newspapers know email is vital to their consumer revenue strategy. But creating email newsletters that deliver meaningful results is hard. Learn strategies and tactics to create a newsletter that works — one that proves the value of a paid news product to both new and existing customers.

For registration questions, please contact:

Patty Slusher, director of programming, at 847-282-9850, ext. 102 or pslusher@newspapers.org

Aug
13
Thu
Who is winning the revenue war, and why?
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Who is winning the revenue war, and why?

In this webinar:
This session is geared towards sales representatives and their managers and will cover who is winning the revenue war and why by relating best practices from sales reps around the world, with the challenging COVID-19 times in mind. These are some of the questions and topics we will explore:

– What do your Customers really want from you?
– What should you be saying to your Customer?
– Questions to challenge and provoke your CUSTOMER.
– The Methodology of the 12 minute presentation.
– Profile of a GREAT Sales rep……how do you measure up?

There is a follow up session to the topics discussed in this session, specifically for managers, next week on August 20. Click here for more information and to register for this session.

Presented by NENPA University and Peter Lamb, President of Lamb Consulting.

About our presenter:
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Peter Lamb is a Strategy Consultant, now living in Miami, Florida, and specializing in media companies. “The goal of my consulting practice is to utilize the sophisticated strategic marketing principles and techniques, learned while doing my MBA at Harvard Business School, meshing them with a hands-on sales approach, to generate new revenue streams for publications and websites. ROI is achieved by focusing on NEW-NEW revenue … from customers that have never used our products before: print or online.”

Speaking Geek: Reporting Trends
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Speaking Geek: Reporting Trends
NENPA University Webinar – presented by Online Media Campus and free to NENPA members. Contact Tara Cleary for free registration code at t.cleary@nenpa.com.
In this webinar:
Journalists are battling bots, fact-checking deep fakes, streaming video and looking for ways to manage it all. In this session, we’ll explore technology and trends that will affect the way you report the news.
About the presenter: 
Val Hoeppner is a digital journalist, teacher, trainer and media strategist. Hoeppner spent 20 years in newsrooms as a photojournalist, newsroom leader and multimedia director. She also spent five years working with journalism professionals, educators and students in her role as director of education for the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute. As CEO of Val Hoeppner Media and Consulting, LLC, Hoeppner travels to newsrooms, universities and media conferences to train journalists in mobile, social, video and multi-platform storytelling. She is also the Professional Journalist in Residence at Middle Tennessee State University.
Aug
14
Fri
Best Practices for Public Notice (2020)
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Best Practices for Public Notice (2020)

NENPA University Webinar – presented by Online Media Campus and free to NENPA members. Contact Tara Cleary for free registration code at t.cleary@nenpa.com.

In This Webinar:
Public notices have an historically important role of informing the public. They’ve also become the most important single source of classified revenue for many newspapers. But there’s no category of revenue that faces greater threats as newspapers fight literally dozens of legislative measures across the country every year to take notices out of print.
There are specific, helpful things you can do to protect and even grow this revenue. It starts with treating your notice advertisers like the important customers they are. You can arm yourself with the “talking points” you need to have at your disposal when the topic comes up with advertisers, legislators and the general public.

Our presenters will show you specifically how to do that and more. They’re two leading experts who have successfully fought for years to help newspapers keep notices in print where they belong: Richard Karpel of the Public Notice Resource Center and Dennis Hetzel, a former editor, publisher and executive director of the Ohio News Media Association.

About The Presenters
Dennis Hetzel has been an award-winning reporter, editor and publisher at newspapers in multiple states for Lee Enterprises, Gannett and other media companies. He also taught journalism at Penn State and Temple University and retired in 2019 as executive director of the Ohio News Media Association where he gained a national reputation for his work on open government issues.
Richard Karpel is the owner of Karpel Public Affairs, an association management company based in Carson City, Nevada, that represents nonprofit organizations in the newspaper industry. He is also executive director of the Public Notice Resource Center and the Nevada Press Association, and was formerly executive director of the American Society of News Editors and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.
Aug
20
Thu
Most Commonly Asked Questions From Sales Managers
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Most Commonly Asked Questions From Sales Managers

In this webinar:
This session is geared towards publishers, revenue officers and ad directors. It will explore some of the most commonly asked questions from sales managers around the world:

– What should my Monday morning meeting format be?
– How much time should I spend in the field?
– Should I close the sale for the rep? Let them sink?
– What contests should I use?
– How do I build a winning team?
– What is the MODEL week for me?

We will also discuss what the best sales managers around the world do….EVERY DAY….. to guarantee their success. What is the NEW-NEW revenue, the methodology of new products and making riches from niches.

Presented by NENPA University and Peter Lamb, President of Lamb Consulting.

About our presenter:
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Peter Lamb is a Strategy Consultant, now living in Miami, Florida, and specializing in media companies. “The goal of my consulting practice is to utilize the sophisticated strategic marketing principles and techniques, learned while doing my MBA at Harvard Business School, meshing them with a hands-on sales approach, to generate new revenue streams for publications and websites. ROI is achieved by focusing on NEW-NEW revenue … from customers that have never used our products before: print or online.”

Workplace Integrity: Do You Qualify as an Ally
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler provides practical insights for men who want to be allies to women, people of privilege who want to do more to fight inequity and powerful individuals who want to be better advocates for change.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why being an ally right now — during a period of reckoning on racial justice and the ongoing pandemic — is more important than ever.
  • How to have courageous conversations with the right words at the right time
  • How to keep bias from finding its way into decision making
  • Why micro-aggressions aren’t really so “micro” — and how to stop them
  • How to address the burden of “invisible work” that can harm underrepresented staff
  • Real-world situations in which newsroom allies made a difference for their colleagues — and created better journalism, too


PRESENTER
Jill Geisler is the Freedom Forum’s fellow in Women’s Leadership and the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago. She is an internationally recognized expert in leadership and management and the person news organizations reach out to when their managers need solutions, skills and inspiration. A master teacher with deep roots in journalism, Jill designs and delivers programs in the Freedom Forum’s Power Shift initiative, including its highly regarded Workplace Integrity curriculum.

ABOUT THE POWER SHIFT PROJECT
The Freedom Forum’s Power Shift Project is an industry-wide initiative designed to enhance the quality and future of journalism by improving the diversity, equality and culture of news organizations. The Power Shift Project was launched in January 2018 as a response to concerns about sexual misconduct in media organizations and as a catalyst for change to create safer, more equal and diverse newsrooms — and better journalism.

Contact Power Shift Project program manager Nicole Thompson at nthompson@freedomforum.org if you have questions or visit powershiftproject.org.

Aug
21
Fri
What would antiracist journalism look like?
Aug 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

As racism and the treatment of people of color in and out of newsrooms has surged to the forefront of conversations, against the backdrop of a pandemic that disproportionately impacts people of color, journalists face many questions: When do ‘objectivity’ and ‘neutrality’ mask inequity? How do journalists move from covering protests to systemically telling stories that root out racist treatment in health care, education and other social spheres? And how can journalists practice antiracism in their everyday work?

Join us as Leah Donnella of NPR’s Code Switch, Cassie Haynes of Resolve Philly, and Robert Samuels of The Washington Post discuss “What would antiracist journalism look like?”

Registration is open for this program, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2020.

Panelists will explore and help us understand:

  • How the default frame of journalism/journalists is not neutral or objective
  • How to reframe the way journalism works so it’s actively antiracist
  • How to broaden reach and audience by working more inclusively with community

About NPCJI’s programs:

The National Press Club Journalism Institute has added weekly programming, a daily newsletter, a daily writing group, and other support for journalists since March, and has waived fees for everything due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you value what you’ve been learning from the Institute during this time, please consider a donation of $5, $10, or whatever you can contribute.

Aug
25
Tue
2020 Election Cybersecurity Best Practices
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2020 Election Cybersecurity Best Practices

This session, presented by NENPA University is geared towards editors and reporters.

Join Adam Clayton Powell III, Executive Director, USC Election Security and Information Project, and John Voket, Associate Editor, The Newtown Bee, for a conversation about the content of the USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative.

The initiative is a new non-partisan independent project, supported by Google, to help protect campaigns and elections. They are going to be in all 50 states conducting cybersecurity workshops.

These sessions are essential for journalists and anyone involved in elections and campaigns: staffers, candidates, state parties, state, and local election workers. They are designed to educate people in campaigns and elections about best practices to protect and defend against cyber attacks.

The content includes three areas of election security:

– Cyber Safety & Security
– Disinformation and Misinformation
– Crisis Communication

How to Retain and Grow Current Customers
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

America’s Newspapers is making this webinar available to its members, as well as state press association members, at no cost.

Register right away.  Space is limited.

REGISTER

Presented by Julie Foley, director of affiliate success, and Liz Crider Huff, director of affiliate success, Second Street

Stop going back to the same advertisers with the same renewal!  We’ll show you how to bring a unique program to your top advertisers that allows you to grow the relationship — not just move dollars around.

For registration questions, please contact:

Patty Slusher, director of programming, at 847-282-9850, ext. 102 or pslusher@newspapers.org

Previously Aired

Previously aired Editor & Publisher Reports Podcasts

America’s Newspapers Previously Aired Webinars – Download recordings, PowerPoints and key takeaways:

Small Business Impacts and Resources from the CARES Act – Register
This free webinar presented by NENPA University and Online Media Campus was recorded on April 3. It provides an overview of the impacts and resources available to small businesses from the three phased congressional relief packages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A NENPA member code is required to register for the recording at no cost. Members that are interested in receiving the access code for this webinar should email c.panek@nenpa.com.

Audio interview with infectious disease experts from The New England Journal of Medicine – conducted on March 25, 2020, the editors discuss transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and how to prevent it, particularly in at-risk health care workers.

Covering Coronavirus: Expert Tips for Journalists & Communicators – National Press Club

Get the Story on the Coronavirus Crisis – Center for Health Journalism