About NENPA University

NENPA produces a wide assortment of professional development opportunities throughout the year. In addition to the annual conference and convention, NENPA offers a slate of high quality— yet low cost— training sessions. NENPA’s training curriculum addresses mission-critical issues that are relevant for those who labor in all areas of the newspaper workforce; including news, advertising, circulation, production, promotion, new media and administration.

Training sessions are offered at locations throughout New England in order to make them most accessible and convenient for members. For those that are not able to travel, seminars are also conducted via webinar.

All of NENPA’s workshops are conducted by some of the most knowledgeable professionals serving the newspaper industry.

If you have suggestions for a new training session, or would like to be contacted about future workshops, email us at info@nenpa.com!

Online Webinars

Sponsored by the Journalism Education Foundation of New England

NENPA members have access to nearly 150 FREE online webinars through Online Media Campus.  Programs are offered annually on writing and editorial topics, print and online advertising sales, technology, social networking, management issues and much more. These time-efficient webinars are designed to offer fresh ideas to improve job skills, without the need for travel and time away from the office.

A NENPA member code is required to register for the Online Media Campus webinars at no cost. Members that are interested in taking advantage of this benefit should email t.cleary@nenpa.com to receive the access code.

Jun
16
Thu
NENPA U: How To Do More Enterprise Reporting While Still Feeding the Daily Beast
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This is an Online Media Campus NENPA U webinar. Members, please contact Tara Cleary at t.cleary@nenpa.com for the free registration code.

In this webinar:

Think you don’t have enough time for watchdog journalism? Overwhelmed with keeping the daily machine running? Get practical advice for creating a newsroom culture that values public service and accountability reporting, no matter the staff size. The first step is deciding what not to do or to do differently. Some newsrooms are growing audiences while producing less content. The key is using data to determine which types of content are not contributing to audience engagement.

About the presenter:

Chris Coates is the executive editor of the Times-Dispatch in Richmond, Virginia.

A Trenton, Michigan, native, he is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and has been a business reporter in Los Angeles, managing editor of Illinois publications for the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis, editor of the Sioux City Journal, and watchdog editor for The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware. He also was Central Illinois editor for Lee Enterprises before becoming editor in Richmond in March.

Chris is the former president of the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors board and was the Illinois Press Association’s Editor of the Year for 2019.

Jun
23
Thu
NENPA U: Data Journalism Tools for Your Newsroom and Classroom
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This is an Online Media Campus NENPA U webinar. Members, please contact Tara Cleary at t.cleary@nenpa.com for the free registration code.

In this webinar:

During this session, SPJ Digital Trainer Mike Reilley will show you how to scrape data from web pages and PDFs and into a spreadsheet format. You also will learn how to visualize the data using the free Flourish.studio tool. Participants will get a handout with links to the tools, exercises, examples and data to practice with.

Prior to the session, participants should set up a free account at https://flourish.studio/

They also should download free Tabula software here: https://tabula.technology/

About the presenter: 

Mike Reilley has been a lecturer in data and digital journalism at UIC for the past six years and is an SPJ trainer in the Google News Initiative training program. He also owns Penny Press Digital, LLC, a digital consulting company.

Mike has trained more than 10,000 journalists, students, and teachers in digital tools since 2016, speaking at conferences, journalism schools and in newsrooms in 40 states. He has done nearly 300 training’s in the Google program and dozens more for other clients such as Gannett.

Reilley is a former reporter and copy editor at the Los Angeles Times and was one of the founding editors of ChicagoTribune.com. He is a former digital news editor at WashingtonPost.com and helped run the 2000 Summer Olympics copy desk for AOL. He also founded the journalism research site, The Journalist’s Toolbox, which he sold to the Society of Professional Journalists in 2007 and continues to update for SPJ. He also blogged about the Chicago Bears for two seasons on the NFL Blog Blitz site.

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