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ONACamp @ NABJ Learning Labs
Looking for the latest in digital skills? Join us for a day of  hands-on training with some of the top leaders in digital journalism. These workshops will cover the latest in digital investigative reporting, mobile reporting, social media, audience engagement skills, and web tools. Get on the fast track to better reporting with greater impact with the power of the Web. This intensive digital journalism training is organized by the Online News Association, courtesy of a generous grant from the Gannett Foundation.

Lunch will be provided for all registrants.

Social Media as a Reporting Tool
With real-time reporting, social networks have become a prequel to the newsroom, providing peer-to-peer conversation, audience engagement, sources and resources. Not to mention they are often the highest traffic drivers to news sites. This session will show you the benefits of social media and the hottest tools and techniques to report your story faster and more efficiently.

Mobile Reporting Tools
With the speed and power of mobile devices journalists should be including the platform in their news gathering and delivery. But how? This session will take a big-picture look at trends in the mobile industry, the differences between mobile and the web, the significance of having a mobile presence and the best tools to help your real-time reporting.

(Mostly) Free Tools
Take a whirlwind tour of free tools that will let you stream live video, edit digital photos, become a social media power user, create HTML charts, analyze search keywords, embed polls and create interactive slideshows.

Designing investigations with digital tools
Web tools can streamline research and reporting processes and help you reach targeted audiences, making for more efficient reporting with greater impact. Learn how to better design your investigative strategy and delve into tools like Omniture and Google Analytics to discover practical applications, user behavior, trends on stickiness and implications that just might change what you do and how you do it.

Tumblr for Newsrooms
Audience engagement is not just about keeping customers happy; it’s proven to develop loyal readers who will support your reporting and return to your site again and again. Tumblr is one of the most user-friendly engagement platforms. We’ll walk you through how to use the platform and demonstrate best practices and tools for building meaningful online communities and move you from the web to mobile to real world connections.

Google Fusion 101

As journalists, we know it’s important to prop up our stories with cold, hard facts — numbers and statistics are essential. And this type of information lends itself well to creating engaging interactive visualizations that allow readers to focus on parts of the story that matter most to them and to make their own discoveries. We’ll walk through how to find datasets, how to extract stories within data and ultimately how to present that data through interactive maps (using Google FusionTables) and sortable tables. By the end of the afternoon, you’ll have completed a functioning interactive data visualization, and be well on your way to applying these techniques to stories that have deep meaning to your local community.

Participants should bring laptops.
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