Journalism workshops from the DMN and Poynter -- Spring 2021

The Dallas Morning News has been working to find ways to keep up their training workshops for high school and college students, and have partnered with the Poynter Institute for a series of free workshops this spring.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Central You belong: Defeating imposter syndrome (Samantha Ragland) If you’ve ever wondered if you got where you are because of luck as opposed to skill, you’ve experienced imposter syndrome. This idea that we’ll be “found out” or named “a fraud” affects everyone — male/female/nonbinary, across generations, across race. In this training, you’ll learn strategies for defeating your inner critic by creating new habits, challenging counterproductive thoughts and leaning on the right people. Sign-up: Thursday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Central Getting better feedback (Samantha Ragland) When it's not baked into a newsroom's culture, getting effective feedback can be a task. Together, let's navigate how you can get better feedback from both your direct manager and your colleagues by being an open, direct and active communicator. And then, let's put some strategies into action as we explore what good feedback looks and sounds like. Sign-up: Thursday, March 11, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Central Managing your friends: How to run a student newsroom without ruining your relationships (Barbara Allen) Talented student journalists often find themselves in leadership positions with enormous responsibilities. This session will not only equip your student editors with the basics in leadership and management, it will help them draw firm boundaries and avoid conflict with the friends they’re now bossing. Sign-up: Thursday, April 15, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Central Building empathy in a diverse newsroom (Doris Truong) What are the challenges faced by someone who is not part of the majority in the newsroom? Perhaps you’re one of only a few women — or you’re the only Muslim. In this highly interactive session, we’ll go through a day in the life of a journalist. We’ll assess what each decision means hypothetically, as well as IRL, with a goal of honing our empathy skills. Sign-up:

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