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November Webinar Series Topics Focus on Smarter Coverage, Newsroom Management

TAB is offering three, free, hour-long newsroom webinars in November featuring the Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins and former RTDNA chairman Kevin Benz of KevinBenz.News.

TAB is offering the hour-long sessions to newsrooms at no cost thanks to stations’ continued support of TAB’s Public Education Partnership Program (PEP) which generates funding for many of TAB’s member services.

Each session starts at 11 AM CT and lasts an hour.

The webinars will be recorded and made available for later viewing.

The November sessions will focus on coverage of difficult issues, fighting misinformation, and effective newsroom management.

Register here for these and other sessions coming in December.

Nov. 2 – Covering Polarized Issues, Knowing Your Story: Abortion, Immigration, Guns

The first November session will provide newsrooms with insights into meaningful coverage of polarized issues such as abortion, guns and immigration.

Benz will show newsroom how to better cover topics such as these to inform and educate audiences.

While hot issues are the bread and butter of great journalism and communities need them covered, too often coverage centers on the controversy itself.

This session will explore how newsrooms can do it best.

Nov. 15 - Fighting Fakes and Truth Decay

Tompkins, a favorite trainer amongst Texas newsrooms, will explore the myriad of ways misinformation is spread in today’s times through social media and other avenues.

Learn how fakers fake and how journalists can protect themselves against getting suckered in by false claims, doctored photos, tampered tweets and studies and polls that don’t hold water.

Nov. 30 - Covering More...With Less…Smarter

TAB will wrap up November with a session specifically for newsroom managers.

This is not a session about how to feel good about smaller staffing and fewer resources.

Benz will look pragmatically at how to deal with that reality.

If newsrooms are going to do more, with less, they should also be fundamentally changing their news gathering approach and how newsrooms are structured.

Questions? Contact TAB’s Michael Schneider or call (512) 322-9944.

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