As you can tell by looking at the gap in posts on this blog and the gap in activity on the Ninja School Twitter account, the Digital Ninja School was essentially on hiatus through late summer and much of the fall.
The hiatus came about for a variety of reasons, including that Chris March, who had been most responsible for keeping things moving when he was Assistant Managing Editor for Disruption, left the JRC Connecticut group to work in Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome newsroom in New York.
With a few weeks left in the calendar year, though, we’re re-launching the program with an emphasis on more closely tailored training sessions and on freeing up staffers to do innovating, enterprising work.
Folks from DFM will be in Connecticut throughout the week running a series of workshops on topics ranging from social media for local news coverage to data journalism and video workflow.
Steve Buttry, DFM’s Digital Transformation Editor, was at the Register Citizen Cafe in Torrington Monday leading workshops on social media and blogging for local news coverage, and on copy editing in a digital-first workflow.
Steve will be in New Haven running the same workshops today.
Here are some highlights from Monday’s sessions: