Conducting two day workshop for journalists of the Corprensa group of Panama, as they train to offer more digitally oriented storytelling.
It’s great for me to return to Panama, this time to conduct a series of training workshops for the team of La Prensa, the newspaper of reference here.
Working under the leadership of Editor Lourdes de Obaldía, more than 80 journalists will undergo training via a series of lectures about journalism in the digital age, plus an afternoon workshop each day in which the journalists get together in teams to prepare stories that are told lineally, with emphasis on how they will appear on mobile devices.
Each workshop starts with a presentation from me, Practicing Journalism in the Digital Age, which is primarily focused on how we write/edit/design for mobile platforms.
Groups were set up with visual storytellers, journalists, technical types, to take stories that were produced in a traditional way and convert them to lineal storytelling. Each group tackled a story, including those being prepared for publication today.
By the end of the workshop, three of the stories done during the workshop were in final editing stages for posting.
This two-day event, organized jointly by WAN-IFRA and the News Media Alliance (NMA), will provide a unique opportunity for North American news media executives to hear and discuss digital revenue strategy from the world’s most advanced media companies.
I will be one of the speakers for this conference in New York City.
I am honored to be on the jury for this WAN IFRA-sponsored competition.