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Webinar Category: Editorial

Conquer Your Inbox, Boost Your Sales

Presenter Ryan Dohrn

Grant-Writing and Partnerships

Presenter Steve Dorsey

Journalism From Your Phone

Presenter Sarah Self-Walbrick

50 MORE Ideas In 50 Minutes

Presenters Tim Schmitt and Zack Kucharski

Newsroom Safety & Security

Presenter Jean Hodges

Launching a Native Advertising Program In Your Newsroom

Presenters Carlene Cox and Chris Daniel

Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

Presenter Sara Konrad Baranowski

AP Style Refresher

Presenter Ryan Martinez

Engaging Readers with Email Newsletters

Presenter Jean Hodges

Six Ways to Make Your FOIA/Public Records Requests More Effective

Presenters: Emily Le Coz and Tim Schmitt, GateHouse Media

Headlines That Pop!

Presenter: Jean Hodges

How to Start and Market a Podcast

Recorded June 15, 2017
Presenter: Kathy Hanks & Amy Bickel, Hutchinson News

Rural Journalism: Tracking Agriculture

Recorded on May 18, 2017
Presenter Al Cross

Digital Projects: Starting From Scratch

Recorded on April 26, 2017
Presenter Nick Dumont

Communicating and Collaborating Across Generations

Recorded on April 20, 2017
Presenter Tim Smith

Engaging Readers Through Your Editorial Page

Recorded on March 23, 2017
Presenter Michael Smith

50 Ideas in 50 Minutes

Recorded on January 12, 2017
Presenters: Tim Schmitt, Zack Kucharski

Clean Up Your Copy

Recorded on December 15, 2017
Presenter: Amber Krosel

Integrating Snapchat and Instagram into Your Newsroom

Recorded November 17, 2017
Presenter: Penny Riordan

Election Coverage: Are you ready?

Recorded on October 6, 2016
Presenter Tim Schmitt

InDesign Efficiencies

Recorded on September 30, 2016
Presenter: Joe Greco

Revamping Your High School Sports Coverage

Recorded on July 29, 2016
Presenter: Tim Schmitt, GateHouse Media

Strategies to Increase Reader Engagement

Recorded on July 28, 2016
Presenter: Liz Worthington, American Press Institute

Best Practices for Digital Planning

Recorded on June 24, 2016
Presenter: Tim Schmitt, GateHouse Media

Watchdog Reporting for all Newsrooms

Recorded on June 23, 2016
Presenter: Chris Coates, The News Journal

Interactive Storytelling Tools: Enhance your readers’ experience

Recorded on June 9, 2016
Presenter: Steve Buttry, Louisiana State University

Creating Focus on Enterprise News: Best practices for digging deeper

Recorded on May 19, 2016
Presenter: Carlene Cox, GateHouse Media

Best Breakouts for Daily Reporting

Recorded on April 22, 2016
Presenter: Carlene Cox, GateHouse Media

Growing Your Digital Audience

Recorded on March 25, 2016
Presenters: Carlene Cox and Penny Riordan, GateHouse Media

Using Excel as a Reporting Tool

Recorded on March 10, 2016
Presenter: Erin Jordan, Cedar Rapids Gazette and KCRG TV9 News

Resisting Regurgitation: Proactive storytelling for today’s readers

Recorded on February 25, 2015
Presenter: Tim Schmitt, GateHouse Media

Social Journalism: The keys to connecting with your audience

Recorded on February 12, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Carrie Brown, City University of New York

Google Analytics: Finding and reading the data

Recorded on January 21, 2016
Presenter: Sherri Horton, GateHouse Media

A Crash Course to Fact-Checking Journalism: Just in time for election season

Recorded on January 15, 2016
Presenter: Jane Elizabeth, American Press Institute

Covering Health Care Reform: How to inform your readers

Recorded on December 5, 2013
Presenter Tony Leys, Des Moines Register

More Detail, Less Clutter In Your Writing

Recorded on October 11, 2013
Presenter Brenda Witherspoon, Iowa State University

Collaborating for Success: Competitive Business Models

Recorded on September 20, 2013
Presenter Lyle Muller, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism

The Latest Apps For News Reporting

Recorded on August 28, 2013
Presenter Chris Snider, Drake University

Fair Game For Republishing In The Digital Age

Recorded on 04/12/2013
Presenter Ashley Messenger, NPR

Smartphones – Smart Journalism

Recorded on 10/04/2012
Presenter Val Hoeppner, Freedom Forum Diversity Institute

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How to pursue an investigative project while juggling other stories archive

Recorded on 09/13/2012
Presenter Erin Jordan, Cedar Rapids Gazette

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How to Use Pinterest to Drive Readers Archive

Recorded on 07/12/2012
Presenter Joan Stewart, Publicity Expert

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Covering the Presidential Election: Why and How Archive

Recorded on 6/22/2012
Presenter Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

Using Social Media to Make Reporting Collaborative

Recorded 3/14/2012
Center for Sustainable Journalism, Clay Duda

Using Facebook to Leverage Readership Archive

Recorded 9/29/2011
Presenters Noah Echols and Clay Duda, Center for Sustainable Journalism

Digital News Content Archive: Copyrights, Trademarks and Right of Publicity Archive

Recorded 5/6/2011
Presenters John Bussian and Charles Marshall