By Pueng Vongs | March 2nd, 2010
This comes via Heather Porter, SPJ’s professional development coordinator:
On Saturday, February 20, SPJ teamed up with Community Media Workshop in Chicago to host training for journalists from the area’s ethnic publications. The Audio/Images for the Web session, part of SPJ’s Newsroom Training Program, offered beginning level hands-on training on how to record, import and edit audio files for use on the Web. Nineteen journalists from publications such as Hoy, Asian Broadcasting Network, CBS News, Reflegos bilingual newspaper, La Raza Newspaper and The Arab Horizon Newspaper attended. Victoria Lim, a reporter for Bright House Sports Network, served as the trainer.
“I have done training and been to the same kind of training that (Lim) did, and I thought she was excellent on the topic and wonderful as a communicator, listener and someone who carried through with enthusiasm and support,” Steve Franklin from Community Media Workshop said. “And the folks I talked to thought it was a wonderfully helpful session and plan to follow up.” For more information on the Society of Professional Journalists’ Newsroom Training Program, click here.