APME’s NewsTrain is bringing affordable training in digital-journalism skills to suburban Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 21.

Early-bird registration is $75 for a full Saturday of training, with sessions that include producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat, using social media as powerful reporting tools, making smart choices in mobile storytelling, shooting short, shareable smartphone video, and maximizing your smartphone for mobile newsgathering.

Learn more and register at http://bit.ly/OhioNewsTrain.

Experience NewsTrain’s highly rated training; attendees regularly judge sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly useful and highly effective. “This is the best hands-on collection of practical sessions with knowledgeable ‘in-the-field’ instructors I’ve experienced,” said 2016 attendee Kelly Shiers.

Your accomplished trainers include:

Doug Caruso, assistant metro editor at The Columbus Dispatch, on data.

Doug Haddix, executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, on social-media reporting.

Q. McElroy, director of engagement and optimization at Cox Media Group in Atlanta, on mobile storytelling.

Sue Morrow, assistant multimedia director at The Sacramento Bee, on smartphone video.

Jeremy Pelzer, politics reporter for Cleveland.com, on mobile newsgathering.

Please register by Sept. 21 to get the early-bird rate of just $75, including meals.

Plus, the first 20 to register will be entered in a drawing for five yearlong subscriptions to the AP Stylebook online – a $26 value.

Register today! NewsTrains often sell out.

Competitive diversity scholarships are available to journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds. Apply by Sept. 13.

Columbus will be the 87th NewsTrain workshop organized by Associated Press Media Editors (APME) in collaboration with a host committee of local journalists. The nonprofit organization of newsroom leaders has sponsored NewsTrain since 2003, training more than 7,000 journalists in cities across the United States and Canada.

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director at laustin.newstrain@gmail.com.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER at http://bit.ly/OhioNewsTrain.

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