Apply to host a NewsTrain workshop in 2020
Please answer the following questions to apply to bring a NewsTrain workshop to your community in 2020. Required questions are marked with a red asterisk. The application deadline is April 30, 2019. Questions? Please see http://bit.ly/HostNewsTrain or email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director, at laustin.newstrain@gmail.com. Thank you for your interest in NewsTrain!
Preferred location for NewsTrain *
City, state
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First name of person submitting application *
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Last name of person submitting application *
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Title of person submitting application *
Position or professional title
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Organization of person submitting application *
Company, association, school or media outlet
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Email of person submitting application *
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Cell phone of person submitting application *
000-000-0000
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Additional phone for person submitting application
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Please list by name, title and organization who would be on your host committee of six to 15 local journalists and journalism educators. Please include a regional representative from The Associated Press. *
Name, title, organization
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Please name likely venues where you could hold the workshop. *
Such as a nearby university, hotel or conference center
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From what geography would you hope to draw attendees? *
List states or parts of states.
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What groups or organizations would you contact to drive attendance of at least 100? *
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What email lists, social media, ads, phone lists and other means would you use to publicize the workshop? *
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What personnel could be deployed to help with compiling email lists and other aspects of publicity? *
Some organizations have marketing departments, administrative assistants, graduate assistants or work-study students.
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From whom would you raise funds locally in support of the workshop? *
Host committees are asked to pay for food, copies, name tags and any regional marketing and venue costs. They should budget $3,000 for food for a two-day workshop and half that for a one-day workshop.
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In addition to the funds mentioned in the previous question, many NewsTrain hosts also raise funds to support scholarships for students or others. How many scholarships at $75 each might you be able to support? *
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We are looking at selecting NewsTrain hosts for both 2020 and 2021 from the current crop of applicants. Would you be open to hosting a NewsTrain in either 2020 or 2021? *
Why should NewsTrain select your application over others for a workshop? *
Please make your pitch to bring NewsTrain to your area. What assets and advantages does your location offer that others might not?
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Is there anything else you'd like to say in support of your application or any questions you'd like to ask?
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