The challenges of news gathering and reporting have increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic.  To help stations, NYSBA has arranged with the Poynter Institute to offer its members with two important webinar in July.

Training 1: Power Up Your Reporting

July 20 and 21 at noon Eastern

You will learn practical reporting skills you can use on your next shift. Over the course of two sessions, you will learn to think visually, even when you are working remotely, how to turn important (but hard to tell) topics into compelling stories, the secret to the first 10 seconds of a live shot, and the power of word-order in sentences.

Training 2: Leading a Local Newsroom Through Uncertain Times

July 27 and 28 at noon Eastern

You will learn what leaders need to know about how to manage stress and trauma in their newsroom, how to communicate with your staff and send the right signals to your boss. You will discover how to lead Gen X, Gen Z, Millennials and Baby Boomers all in the same newsroom and how to have tough conversations that produce results.

Cost: Free to NYSBA members in good standing with coupon code.

Contact Carolyn Jung for a special free coupon code

Instructions: You may enroll for one or both courses.

  • To enroll, visit the training pages (training 1 and training 2) and select “Add to Cart”.
  • When course(s) are in your cart, enter the free coupon code and click “Apply.”
  • The coupon will deduct 100% off the price of both courses.
  • Continue to the check out screen where you will login with your existing account or enter your details to register for a new account.