Leading an Online Newsroom: What You Need to Know

Course Overview

Leading an Online Newsroom: What You Need to Know
Self-Directed Course
Time Estimate:
This course takes about three hours to complete.

About Self-Directed Courses

In a self-directed course, you can start and stop whenever you like, progressing entirely at your own pace and going back as many times as you want to review the material.

Transitioning into an online newsroom doesn't come easy. This course will help you understand how to manage essential concepts for your online newsroom whether you're dealing with staff, schedules or producing multimedia packages for the Web.

Fellow industry professionals discuss strategies and best practices used in their newsroom to produce and publish content for the Web.

The best thing is that you won’t just be talked through this course. You get to participate. It includes interactive activities that help you see how you would respond to news in an online publication and to help you be a better leader and build a stronger newsroom.

What Will I Learn:

Upon completing this course, you will know:

  • The importance of instituting a Web-first mentality.
  • How to improve the newsroom's workflow.
  • How to identify and assess your staff's online capabilities and ease its retraining.
  • How partnerships and creative thinking has grown content online for some papers.
Who should take this course:

Although it's designed for editors, this course is for anyone who wants to know about making the transition to an online publication.

Course Instructor:

Susan Karol

Susan Karol is executive director for the Suburban Newspapers of America Foundation, a charitable trust that seeks to help community and suburban newspaper publishers meet the future communication needs of their changing communities through research and education.

Training Partner:

Suburban Newspapers of America Foundation

The Suburban Newspapers of America Foundation focuses on suburban and community newspapers and supports their role as the leading local information providers, helping them identify and better fulfill future communication needs in changing communities.

Technical Requirements:

We recommend accessing this course with Firefox or Safari 2.x or higher as your browser. And make sure you have your speakers or headphones on. This course also requires Flash Player 9 or higher.