Internal Communication Without Email: Slack for Newsrooms

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June 10, 2015 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Internal Communication Without Email: Slack for Newsrooms
This $29.95 Webinar is free thanks to the support of the American Press Institute and Knight Foundation.
Originally Broadcast On:
June 10, 2015
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Have you ever lost a great idea because you didn't see the email? Left a time-sensitive email to languish in your Drafts folder? Wasted precious time searching for a message or an attachment?

Instead of bemoaning how much time you spend checking your email, maybe it's time to think about using a tool that will make your organization's communication more effective.

Newsrooms are made up of moving parts that work together to produce complex, compelling stories. Slack can be the hub of your internal communications that connects the moving parts to ensure that information is getting to the right people at the right time.

Organizations of all kinds can (and do) use Slack for internal communication. This Webinar will teach you how to use Slack effectively so you can bring all your communication together in one place, instantly searchable, wherever you go.

This training event is part of a series on digital tools in partnership with the American Press Institute and The Poynter Institute, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

See more tools in the Digital Tools Catalog

What Will I Learn:
  • Why real-time communication is crucial in today’s news ecosystem
  • How to use Slack to solve common communication challenges
  • How to use Slack to connect individuals and departments working in different locations
  • How to leverage Slack’s search and file sharing capabilities as a story and information archive for your newsroom
Who Should Take this Course:

Anyone who works on a team and would like to improve communication.

Course Instructor:

Christina Meng

Christina Meng is on Slack’s Accounts team and is based in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to joining Slack, Christina worked in various Newsrooms both in front of and behind the camera. Christina still dabbles in some journalism in her spare time and understands firsthand how Slack improves the way journalists, videographers, producers and writers communicate with each other. She is currently working with many media companies and is excited for this opportunity to merge her passions for Slack and journalism!


The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism excellence in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote informed, engaged communities and lead to transformational change.

Training Partner:

American Press Institute

The American Press Institute advances an innovative and sustainable news industry by helping publishers understand and engage audiences, grow revenue, improve public-service journalism, and succeed at organizational change.

Technical Requirements:

1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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