The Fall 2016 lineup of workshops is here with special “buddy” tickets: Bring a friend, get the second ticket half off and share the savings! Read all about our discount program here.
Photoshop 101 with Skyler Reid – This hands-on, full-day workshop is for Photoshop beginners who want to learn the number one software for image editing, retouching and transforming. The class will focus on tools and methods for photo and image retouching, as well as what are considered acceptable practices in photojournalism. Sept. 10; 10 am to 4 pm. $199. Learn more.
J TOOLS SERIES: Free Tools for Interactive Visualizations with Sandeep Junnarkar – This evening workshop will introduce you to the latest plug-and-play Web tools to allow you to easily produce multimedia timelines, storytelling maps and photo and video slideshows. Sept. 13; 6:30 to 9 pm. $25. Learn more.
Video Storytelling for the Web with Bob Sacha – Over two weekends, this workshop concentrates on video storytelling for the web, focusing on non-narrated stories of compelling characters and short, sharply focused pieces targeted for online viewing. Students will leave the class with well-practiced new skills and a 1-minute edited video around an “object of meaning.” Four sessions: Sept. 17-18, and 24-25. $799. Learn more. CUNY J+ offers a Credly badge upon completion of this class.
Fun with Gifs with John Smock – Strengthen your social media game with gifs. This workshop taught by John Smock, director of the CUNYJ Photojournalism Program, will cover using Adobe Photoshop as a design tool with a special focus on GIF animations. Sept. 21; 6:30 to 9 pm. $95. Learn more.
Edit, Sequence and Promote Your Photographs with James Estrin. The editor of the New York Times’ photo blog The Lens will cover story structure, photo editing and marketing for presentation in magazines, books, exhibitions or on the web. Sept. 24 and 25. $600. Learn more.
J TOOLS SERIES: Video for Social Media with Kayle Hope – Video is a powerful engagement tool. It’s no wonder that social media feeds include more and more videos. This popular workshop will go over ways to enhance your social media output with videos made for shorter viewing on the go. Sept. 28; 6:30 to 9 pm; IN PERSON OR WEBINAR. $25. Learn more.
ONLINE RESEARCH SERIES: SuperResearcher with Barbara Gray – Find even the most elusive sources. Dig up hard-to-find information. Avoid embarrassing mistakes in your news stories, in this series of workshops by the former director of news research at The New York Times. Four independent sessions: Oct. 5, 19, 26 and November 2 6:30 to 8:30 pm; IN PERSON OR WEBINAR. $49 per class or $149 for the whole series. Learn more. CUNY J+ offers a Credly badge upon completion of this class.
FUTURE J SERIES: News Bots with Maya Baratz – News bots, Twitter bots, Slack bots, chat bots, weather bots… Robot journalism is one of the year’s hot topics as more media brands are experimenting with the automated delivery of news on mobile. In this two-hour workshop, Maya Baratz will explain what bots are, how they work and what they may mean for journalism. Oct. 5; 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $25. Learn more.
FOIA Online with Barbara Gray – Using Freedom of Information laws in the age of the Internet represents new challenges and new opportunities. The former director of news research at the New York Times, will guide you through the most accessible, mostly free FOIA resources the Internet has to offer, including letter generators, repositories of public documents, tools and organizations. Oct. 17; 6:30 to 8 pm. $39. Learn more.
VR Video: Intro to 360 Shooting and Stitching with Marcelle Hopkins – This all-day, hands-on workshop teaches the basics of 360° video production and post-production. Participants will practice shooting, stitching and editing 360° video, as well as discuss immersive storytelling techniques, ethics and distribution platforms. Students will work in small guided teams with 6-GoPro camera rigs and the Kolor stitching software. Oct. 14; 9:30 am – 5:30 pm. $449. Learn more. CUNY J+ offers a Credly badge upon completion of this class.
All about Excel with Malik Singleton – Get started with spreadsheets with the powerful software Excel. Learn to organize, manipulate and visualize your data to unearth trends and stories. Two sessions: Oct. 19 and 26; 6:30 to 9 pm. $199. Learn more.
Data Journalism Bootcamp with Lam Thuy Vo – This intensive 3-day course will teach you how to find and analyze datasets, how to find stories buried within and to visualize them for powerful narratives. You will be able to use your new skills to work on your personal data project under the guidance of seasoned data journalist Lam Thuy Vo. Three sessions: Oct. 21, 22, and 23. $899. Learn more. CUNY J+ offers a Credly badge upon completion of this class.
Social Media 101 Series: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Reddit, Snapchat and Instagram – Learn the ins-and-outs and pro tips from professionals who use these platforms every day. Six independent sessions: Nov. 1, 14, 15 and 29, and Dec. 6 and 13; 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $49 per class or $250 for the whole series. Learn more.
J TOOLS SERIES: Incredibly Useful Productivity Tools with Jeremy Caplan – During this evening workshop, Jeremy Caplan will guide you through a curated list of current tools to discover, test and compare so you can build your unique, personal toolkit to organize yourself and work better. Nov. 16; 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $25. Learn more.
So You Want To Be In Academia? With Andrew Mendelson – This workshop is for journalists who want to teach on the side or transition to academia. Andrew Mendelson, associate dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, will give provide you with a better understanding of the mysteries surrounding college teaching, both full-time and part-time. Dec. 7; 6:30 to 8:30 pm; IN PERSON OR WEBINAR. $25. Learn more.
All workshops will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W. 40th Street in New York. Map.