SPJ, Bloomberg launch reporter training encompassing newsroom convergence

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and Bloomberg have launched a newsroom training program for journalists that focuses on multimedia reporting, writing precision, freedom of information issues and ethics.

The SPJ/Bloomberg Journalism Training Program debuted Sept. 9-11 at the 2004 SPJ National Convention in New York City.

The SPJ/Bloomberg Journalism Training Program is modeled, in part, on the training programs developed at Bloomberg News. It marks the first time the Society of Professional Journalists has partnered with a news organization on this type of project.

The SPJ/Bloomberg Journalism Training Program provides:

  • Exploration of critical issues in journalism today; current sessions focus on ethics, freedom of information, writing precision, multimedia convergence, and a "how-to" on following a story to its source.
  • Adaptable session plans tailored to the needs of journalism professionals working in print, broadcast and online.
  • On-site training to accommodate newsroom schedules.
  • Takeaways, handouts and action plans that ensure that the impact of the training doesn't end when the trainers leave the newsroom.

To register for the training program, e-mail Chris Vachon.

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