**January Academy 2017 classes are now open**
Each January the CUNY J-School offers a wide range of enrichment workshops primarily for our CUNY J-School students and alumni. Many of these workshops are also open to the public. Browse the selection and join us in January. Jan. 5 – 26, 2017. Learn more.
WEBINAR: How to Make News Bots Work for You with John Keefe. In this online training organized by CUNY J+ and MediaShift, John, Senior Editor for Data News & Journalism Technology at WNYC, will explain how bots work and how journalists can use them to enhance their reporting and improve efficiency. $19. Sorry, discounts don’t apply for this one! Learn more.
Snapchat for News with Kathryn Lurie – This 2-hour evening workshop will explore the game-changing mobile app that is Snapchat and its applications for news. We will cover the app’s features, including disappearing messages, My Story montages, Discover and more. Feb. 8; 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $25. Learn more.
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. Feb. 15; 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $25. Learn more.
Adobe After Effects and Motion Graphics with Graham Roberts – In this daylong workshop, you will learn the basics of Adobe After Effects, the leading software for digital visual effects, motion graphics and animation. Animation and motion graphics storytelling are in-demand skills and provides excellent opportunities to help news audiences understand complex stories in a dynamic and visual medium. Feb. 18; 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. $399. Learn more.
Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro CC with Jennifer Hamblett – This five-week, hands-on module is for anyone interested in learning professional video editing for storytelling. You will learn the principles of non-linear editing, how to use the interface and features of Adobe Premiere and how to plot and edit a sequence. March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; 6:30 to 9 pm. $350. Learn more.
Edit, Sequence, Present and Promote Your Photographs with James Estrin and guests Elizabeth Krist, Paul Moakley and Kerri MacDonald. 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. March 11 and 12; 10 am to 6 pm. $600. Learn more.
Photoshop 101 with John Smock -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. April 8; 10 am to 6 pm. $250. Learn more.
Edit, Sequence, Present and Promote Your Photographs with James Estrin and guest Mary Virginia Swanson. 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. June 10 and 11; 10 am to 6 pm. $600. Learn more.
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All workshops will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W. 40th Street in New York. Map.