What is the Kiplinger Fellowship?
An online digital revolution is changing the way we communicate. For journalists, it's an ever-evolving new world, filled with opportunities as well as obstacles.
That's why the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism offers short-term fellowships to help make better use of new online tools and channels. Thanks to the generous support of the Kiplinger Foundation, the training will be offered free of charge. In addition, the fellowship covers lodging, most meals and includes a travel stipend. The 2014 fellowship runs from Sunday, April 6, through Friday, April 11.
Fellows spend an intensive week at The Ohio State University in Columbus. They'll be immersed in training designed to pay off immediately in the newsroom. We'll explore creative reporting uses of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media sites. We'll showcase strategies for backgrounding individuals and companies, as well as building your online following. We'll focus on the latest tactics for effective public affairs reporting: public records, documents and data. Plus, we'll explore creative uses for online tools such as Deep Web searches and free data visualizations. And we will explore the ethical issues that come with social media.
Fellows will return to their newsrooms equipped with new and sharpened reporting tools. They'll learn how to tell powerful online stories that break through the noise and grab attention with an eye toward ethics. Stories that help people understand why in-depth reporting matters more than ever. Stories that make a difference.
So, if you're ready for digital media training that's hands-on and highly relevant, apply now for our fellowship.
To apply, journalists must have five or more years of experience at a news organization. All fellowship sessions are conducted in English without translators.
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