The National Press Club Journalism Institute is offering new upcoming programs as part of its ongoing series of community conversations:
- The art & craft of the interview: How to deeply listen (July 17, 4 pm to 4:45 pm EDT). Do you listen, or do you wait to ask? Join two of the best interviewers in journalism — Terry Gross and Michael Barbaro — for a program on the challenges and opportunities of interviewing right now. Marketplace correspondent Kimberly Adams will moderate. Click here to register.
- Being heard: How to use your voice so people listen (July 29, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm EDT). Everyone has an opinion, but not everyone expresses their views with power and impact. In this program, L.A. Times editorial page editor Sewell Chan, L.A. Times columnist Erika Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, and New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein will discuss how to make yourself heard; how to work with an editor or writer to hone a point of view; and how to pitch (& catch) a column or opinion piece. Click here to register.
- Keeping public records public: Strategies for getting access during the pandemic (August 5, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm). Government records belong to the public, but journalists often face delays and redactions that make it difficult to get information to the public. During the pandemic, it’s more important than ever for journalists to be strategic when seeking government records. Miranda Spivack, journalism fellow at the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida, and Mark Walker, FOIA coordinator in The New York Times’ Washington Bureau, will share strategies and approaches to requesting and obtaining public records using the Freedom of Information Act and state open records laws. Click here to register.
- Journalists in peril: Creating a safer, equitable future together (September 16, 11:30 am-12:15 pm). Safety for journalists has taken on a renewed sense of importance as newsrooms grapple with the convergence of hostility toward those in the field and systemic racism that pervades even the most revered journalistic institutions. This program will be moderated by Jill Geisler, who will join Alex Marquardt, Sarah Matthews, Abby Phillip, and Michael Santiago. Click here to register.
Coming this summer:
- How to recruit, develop and advance a diverse investigative journalism team, in partnership with News Leaders Association
- Covering Justice: Reimagining the cops, crime, courts beats, in partnership with News Leaders Association
- Equity & community in local news: Lessons learned in 2020, in partnership with PEN America
- What would antiracist journalism look like?
- Write what you know, ‘Fix What You Can,’ and Love Hard
- How to be a sensitivity reader, whatever your job
- Design Hacks: Creating charts and timelines when it’s not usually your job
- Design Hacks: Creating maps when it’s not usually your job
- Career connection: Defining your digital footprint
The National Press Club Journalism Institute has added weekly programming, a daily newsletter, a daily writing group, and other support for journalists since March, and has waived fees for everything due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you value what you’ve been learning from the Institute during this time, please consider a donation of $5, $10, or whatever you can contribute at this time.