Advocating for Your Ideas: How to Champion Change in Your Newsroom

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September 21, 2017 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
Advocating for Your Ideas: How to Champion Change in Your Newsroom
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$29.95
Originally Broadcast On:
September 21, 2017
Time Estimate:
1 hour

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In this virtual classroom, participants can join in a seminar led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty. This screencast includes live audio and a slideshow presentation in which participants can post questions and respond to poll questions posed by the host.

Ideas are currency in newsrooms. Whether you're pitching stories, offering new approaches to workflow or brainstorming revenue streams, creative ideas can help you stand out among your peers.

In this one-hour webinar, Katie Hawkins-Gaar will take you through the idea process — from generation to completion — and share some tried-and-true tips to ensure that your contributions are heard.

What Will I Learn:
  • Proven ways to generate ideas and gather inspiration
  • Effective approaches to brainstorming
  • How to build credibility and make your case
  • And how to make ideas actually happen
Who Should Take this Course:

This webinar is for anyone interested in generating new ideas and making them happen. It will help journalists at all levels of their newsrooms and others who want to be more innovative and lead innovation in their organization.

Course Instructor:

Katie Hawkins-Gaar

Katie Hawkins-Gaar is digital innovation faculty at The Poynter Institute, where she geeks out about newsrooms testing out new and exciting ideas. Before joining Poynter, she was the editor for CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community. A leading expert in user-generated content, Hawkins-Gaar was responsible for the site’s editorial and social strategy, setting verification standards and leading an editorial team of producers based in Atlanta and London. You can reach her most anywhere at @katiehawk.

Technical Requirements:

Windows
1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
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Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

Mac
1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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