Would you or one of your newsroom journalists like to attend the APME NewsTrain event Sept. 27 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin? How does cost-free registration sound?!
The Illinois Press Foundation will provide scholarships to 10 journalists to attend the Milwaukee NewsTrain. The scholarships cover the $75 registration cost, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Scholarships are limited to one per newspaper. The only requirement to receive a NewsTrain scholarship from the Illinois Press Foundation is that the journalist must be a full-time employee in a newsroom of an Illinois Press Association member newspaper.
Application for a scholarship is simple. The newspaper’s editor or publisher can send an email to Jeff Rogers, director of the Illinois Press Foundation, providing the following information about the scholarship recipient: Name, newspaper, job title, email address and phone number. Jeff’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s that easy! The application deadline is Aug. 19. The first 10 applications that meet the requirements will be awarded scholarships. They will receive an access code that allows them to register for the NewsTrain at no cost.
Check out details about the NewsTrain event here.
Scholarship winners will be announced on the Illinois Press Foundation and Illinois Press Association websites, in an edition of the IPA’s EBulletin, and in the next edition of the IPA’s PressLines.
NewsTrain has become known for its high-quality journalism training since the national touring workshop was started in 2003 by the Associated Press Media Editors. The nearest NewsTrain scheduled for 2020 is in Lincoln, Nebraska, so this is a fantastic (and free!) training opportunity that doesn’t come around all that often. Don’t miss it!