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CCM offers dozens of free workshops and custom trainings for local journalists, as well as targeted fellowships, with a special focus on digital skills and business sustainability.

Learn how to:

  • cover the census, local and presidential elections, climate change in your area, and disinformation campaigns targeting communities of color;
  • uncover and analyze artificial intelligence systems used by companies and local government agencies and their disproportionate¬†impact on immigrant communities;
  • transform your newsroom for the digital age;
  • create an audience-centric newsroom;
  • find a sustainable business model, and more.



Thursday, December 3 | 11:00 a.m. EST

Join instructor Michael Grant, founder of Get Current Studio and a teaching fellow at Google News Labs, for an information session on the following topics and more:

  • Assess: Who is it for? How do we add value? Defining your audience.
  • Plan: What will we deliver? Determining the right formats.
  • Implement: How will it get done? How often? Choosing a sustainable schedule and implementing resources.
  • Measure: What are our metrics for success? Defining and tracking KPIs.

Register to attend the newsletter workshop


Friday, December 4 | 11:00 a.m. EST

Join instructor Dana L. James, publisher of the newly launched Black Iowa News, for an information session on the following topics and more:

  • Using Substack to further community journalism
  • How to gain followers and subscribers
  • Targeting communities of color
  • Revenue streams

Register to attend the Substack workshop