NEFAC 30 Minute Skills: How to Find People Online

    June 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
    Justin Silverman

    Whether locating a hard-to-find source or digging into the background of someone featured in a story, knowing how to find people online can be an invaluable skill for journalists. By attending this class, you’ll learn:
    – What databases — free and paid — are available to help with your search.
    – How people can be found through social media accounts.
    – Other locations online to find information about potential sources.

    The New England First Amendment Coalition launched in 2020 a monthly educational series featuring short, practical lessons on journalism and the First Amendment.

    The goal of the program — called “30 Minute Skills” — is to provide reporters and other citizens knowledge they can use immediately in newsgathering, data collection, storytelling, and other areas of journalism and First Amendment law.

    The lessons are provided in a 30-minute format to accommodate the demanding schedules faced by many working in New England newsrooms. The program is free and open to the public. Registration for each lesson is required.