Use the News classroom activities: April 21-25, 2014

The HSPA Foundation offers weekly lesson plans for teachers who use the newspaper in the classroom.

The lesson ideas include Common Core Standards for reading informational text, plus standards for science, math and writing.

Click here to access this week's lessons and a downloadable activity sheet.

Mobile video training: There’s a seminar for that

By John Strauss
Ball State University

Smart phones make up most of the new mobile phones sold in the United States and usually come with the ability to shoot high-definition video.

But many newsrooms – busy already with breaking news and enterprise reporting demands – haven’t had the chance to learn the new tools.

A new program from the HSPA Foundation, Associated Press Media Editors and Ball State University will get you started and grow the skills you already have – for the same low cost as always at the Road Show for Reporters.

Ball State will host the conference Thursday, June 19 in its state-of-the-art media labs.

Smart Video reporting workshop

When: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Where: Ball State University, Muncie

Cost: $35 (early-bird rate) or $45 (regular registration); includes lunch and a 2014 AP Stylebook

Registration: Watch for mailed and emailed registration information.

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Workshop focuses on narrative video advertising

A sweeping revolution in Web video means major opportunities for newspaper sales executives.

Video advertising, once expensive, time-consuming and technically beyond the reach of print professionals, is now as close as an iPad.

Seminar: Native video ads

What: Mobile Money: Narrative Video Ads

When: Thursday, June 26, 2014

Where: Ball State University, Muncie

Registration: Watch for mailed and emailed registration information.

HSPA Foundation and Ball State University are offering a one-day seminar, “Mobile Money: Narrative Video Ads” on June 26 in Muncie. Read more »