July 13-29, 2021
As journalists, we piece together information to tell stories. But with a plethora of it at our fingertips and pieces to the puzzle scattered seemingly everywhere, how do we navigate through the noise? How do we verify what we find? And what tools are available to help us stitch together the fabric of our story?
This digital skills intensive will provide a foundation of battle-tested skills, tips and tricks for reporting digitally. From geolocating photos and finding removed content, to scraping data and automatically filing FOIA requests in batches, this intensive course aims to be an in-depth level-up from tools and skills sessions often found at journalism conferences.
Through three weeks, participants will meet twice-weekly on Zoom where instructors and guest speakers will lead activities and discuss some of the best practices of digital reporting. Tip sheets, class recordings and office hours will be made available to participants as well as a certificate upon completion.
The intensive is capped at 20 participants and registration is open to all, but priority will be given to AAJA members. Participants who are also AAJA members will receive additional benefits including access to our private Slack for connecting with classmates, knowledge shares and for staying in the loop on new tools and updates.
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Frank Bi is a journalist, developer, designer and educator based in New York City. He is the senior editorial engineer at Vox Media where he utilizes digital reporting skills to create unique storytelling projects for the web. Frank is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University where he teaches data literacy and visualization to students in the graduate Public Media program. Frank is currently the President of AAJA New York and has previously served as Vice President of Journalism Programs and Convention Programming Chair.
Week 1 – Research and Verify
July 13 (Tuesday): 8 – 9:15PM ET
July 15 (Thursday): 8 – 9:15PM ET
Week 2 – Working with Data
July 20 (Tuesday): 8 – 9:15PM ET
July 22 (Thursday): 8 – 9:15PM ET
Week 3 – Scripting and Scraping
July 27 (Tuesday): 8 – 9:15PM ET
July 29 (Thursday): 8 – 9:15PM ET
The 2021 AAJA Digital Skills Reporting Intensive sessions will be held virtually. Participants are required to attend all live sessions. They are also responsible for having all the technology needed to attend a virtual conference, including a computer, webcam and strong internet connection.
This event will be held virtually, via Zoom and we will provide you with login instructions the day before the event. Please make sure you've downloaded the latest version of Zoom to allow you to test your audio and camera settings.
July 13-29, 2021
If you have any questions, please contact Angela Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you are an AAJA member, please update your member profile before attending the event with your organization and position.
If you are not yet an AAJA member and would like to join, please sign up here.
Note: If you need to cancel your ticket, AAJA can offer a refund up to 24 hours before the start of the first session (July 13th).