TRAINING RESOURCE: NEPA panel on newsroom multimedia

Are you looking for ideas for your multimedia newsroom efforts?

The New England News Forum is pleased to announce the availability for download or streaming of the 90-minute training and informational video: "Rebooting Your Newsroom: Adding blogs, podcasts, citizens and the web."

The video is an edited version of the workshop of the same name presented by the news forum at the New England Press Association annual convention on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, in Boston. It is available for free, educational/training use on the web. A high-resolution DVD may be ordered for $30.00 duplication/handling costs from

To launch the video, point your browser to:

Presentations include:

AWARDS: A look at best practices
* Beth Lawton, manager of digital strategies, Newspaper Association of America.

VIDEO: It can't get much easier
* Steve Garfield, a pioneering Boston-based videoblogger and correspondent for
the daily videoblog

WEEKLIES: You too can have a interactive website
* Jeff Potter, editor and publisher of the Shelburne Falls (MA) Independent.

Training/STAFF -- Fresno's invention convention
* Jennifer Ward, interactive editor at The Fresno (CA) Bee

USERS: How reliable a source?
* Mark Potts, blogger, consultant to, founder of and
former executive.

Training/PUBLIC -- The citizen-media academy
* Cody Howard, news director, 6-News, a cable station owned by the Lawrence
(KS) Journal World.

BLOGS: The new link with readers/users?
* Steve Fox, journalism professor, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst.


If you find this resource useful to your organization, please consider making a donation to the New England News Forum to support this kind of education and outreach.



We appreciate your ideas for education and outreach efforts which will help extend and improve the evolving relationship among media professionals, citizen journalists and bloggers and engaged citizens.

Bill Densmore, Executive Director
The New England News Forum
108 Bartlett Hall University of Massachusetts
Amherst MA 01003