FREE Facebook Training for Journalists!

St. Louis SPJ will host a Facebook training program through the national Society of Professional Journalists and the Facebook Journalism Project. This program will allow journalists to learn more about ways to use Facebook for engaging the public, creating and sharing works of journalism, using specialty products like Live, Groups, Creators and CrowdTangle; and more.

The trainers are all current or former professional journalists, including a Fulbright Scholar, the founder of El Gato Media Network, leaders of audience development, freelancers, consultants and reporters for various newspapers and TV stations, and Lynn Walsh, who is project manager at the Trusting News Project and past national president of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Our trainer will be Ben Meyerson, news editor for Blue Sky Innovation, the technology and innovation section at the Chicago Tribune, and a digital editor and columnist for RedEye Chicago. He also is an executive board member of the Chicago Headline Club, the largest chapter of the Society of Professional journalists.

In the evolving world of social media and journalism, this is an opportunity to learn more about how to manage our social media presence and better serve our readers, wherever they may find us.

Please RSVP! This FREE training opportunity is aimed at working journalists and educators looking to update their skills, but you do NOT have to be a member of SPJ to participate. (But we certainly won’t mind if you join!) Thank you to St. Louis Public Radio for hosting our training session, and to our partner organizations for helping us to share the word!

About the Society of Professional Journalists: SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know: Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the SPJ Foundation!

About the Facebook Journalism Project: The Facebook Journalism Project was created in January 2017 to ensure that quality news thrives on Facebook. FJP focuses on three pillars: collaborative development of new products, tools and trainings for newsrooms, and tools and trainings for people.

Questions? Contact St. Louis SPJ President Elizabeth Donald at stlouisspj@gmail.com. See you in January!

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