Great seminars in Philly July 26

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) are holding its 2017 convention next week July 26-29 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. It will be holding day-long $10 workshops on Wednesday, July 26. These workshops are open to the public– you do not need to have a convention registration to attend these events. Workshops this year include:

  1. 360/VR Journalism: More and more news outlets are getting into immersive news reporting, a new visual storytelling platform that brings audience to the actual scenes and witness what happens. We’ll explore the challenge of producing 360 VR stories. From selecting gears, shooting, to post production and possible ethical issues.
  2. IRE Watchdog Workshop: Data on Deadline for Broadcast Journalists: In this half-day workshop by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), you’ll get hands-on experience working with data. You’ll come away with plenty of quick-hit story ideas and also learn about publicly available databases that you can download and analyze on deadline. We’ll show you easy ways to dig a little deeper and ask the right questions, so that you can stand out from your competitors even in breaking news coverage. No previous data experience is required for this workshop.
  3. Locating, Analyzing, and Visualizing Data with Google Tools: Everyone uses Google, but how do you advance from being an “everyday” user to a power user? In this workshop, we’ll take a deep dive into a handful of Google tools that’ll help you get the information you need fast and free. Attendees will benefit the most by bringing a laptop (no tablets), a smartphone and a free Google/Gmail account.

Signups will be available until all seats are taken, though the group highly recommends registering ASAP.  Please spread the word about these workshops with any SPJ networks in the Philly area. Sign up here:

Anyone with questions should contact

Patricia Villon
Program Associate
Asian American Journalists Association

5 Third Street, Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-346-2051, ext. 105


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