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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

Covering a U.S. Government Shutdown: Story ideas for national and local reporters
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Time is running out for congressional Democrats and Republicans to agree to how they will fund the 2024 federal budget. All signs are pointing to a federal shutdown on Oct. 1, the first day of the new fiscal year. What do both national and local reporters need to know about what happens next? How should they cover this story and what it means for Americans? What impact will it have on Americans’ day-to-day lives? How is this congressional disagreement different from the debt limit debate which was resolved earlier this year? Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute for a free webinar with Shai Akabas, executive director, of the economic policy program at the Bipartisan Policy Center to learn answers to these questions. Moderated by Bara Vaida, NPCJI’s director of training and a longtime Washington, D.C.-based reporter. Participants will: – Gain confidence in covering the government shutdown – Obtain resources for covering this story from both a national and local perspective – Learn what led to this year’s impasse, and how this shutdown would be different – Get story ideas to tailor the government shutdown story to a media outlet’s community
Health and Science Journalism Webinar
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Join the Institute for Independent Journalists for a free webinar on Health and Science Journalism designed for freelance journalists. Learn about effective storytelling, evidence-based reporting, and ethical considerations in health communication. Enhance your skills and make an impact on public understanding.


– Lori Leibovich, Editor, NYT Well

– Kyong Song, Managing Editor, WebMD

– Shraddha Chakradhar, Deputy News Editor for Diversity, Science

– Moderated by: Katherine Reynolds Lewis, IIJ Founder and Independent Journalist

The Science of Writing for Busy Readers
Oct 3 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Journalist’s Resource presents an online training session with public policy professor Todd Rogers. JR is a project of the Shorenstein Center aimed at bridging the gap between journalism and academia. Its primary goal is to help journalists improve their work by relying more often on scientific evidence and high-quality, peer-reviewed research.

Everyone is busy. That’s why readers skim what we write – news stories, newsletters, emails, and even texts. In this online training session, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Todd Rogers will teach the practical cognitive science of how to write so readers fully understand what we’re telling them before they move on. It’s based on hundreds of randomized controlled experiments with publications including the Washington Post, Upworthy, and even The Journalists Resource.

This free one-hour webinar involves activities and polls and ends with an actionable checklist for participants and their teams. Attendees will learn six principles to make our writing more effective, more accessible, and more respectful of busy readers’ time and attention. The session will be moderated by Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs.

The webinar is open to all, but registration is required.

What two experts want journalists to know in a time of vaccine fatigue
Oct 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Vaccine fatigue is real, but there are multiple new angles to explore when covering health issues in your community this fall.

Cooler weather is traditionally when respiratory diseases – like the flu, colds, and COVID-19 – flourish. With so much misinformation and misunderstanding circulating on social media about new vaccines and health topics, journalists will continue to play an essential role in providing crucial information that people need to care for themselves and their families.

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute at 12:30 pm ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4, for a free discussion with two prominent health experts on what journalists need to know regarding vaccines and current health issues this fall. Bara Vaida, the Institute’s director of training and a longtime healthcare reporter, will lead the 30-minute conversation. Registration is open.

Inclusive Leadership
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the Freedom Forum’s Power Shift Project team for a free webinar that examines eight things inclusive leaders do — not just in theory, but in practice. Inclusive leaders advance the success and sense of belonging among all staff members, especially those who have traditionally been excluded or underrepresented.

In this interactive webinar, we’ll look at:

  • Your personal growth as a leader and your understanding of inequity.
  • Your meaningful connections with individual team members.
  • Your communication, coaching, and feedback that help people succeed.
  • Your team members and whether they feel they must withhold important aspects of who they are at work.
  • Your organization’s systems and processes that knowingly or unknowingly create barriers to inclusivity.
Distribution of Content By University-led Reporting Programs
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

University-led reporting programs distribute content to news partners in many ways. Some send out a weekly email with stories, others post them to a website with a republish button, and others distribute them directly to the public.

In this discussion, Justin Trombly (Community News Service) is joined by Marcie Young Cancio (Amplify Utah), Adam Giorgi (Center for Rural Strategies), and Elizabeth Stephens (Columbia Missourian).

This is a free program presented by the University of Vermont Center for Community News.

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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

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