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SPJ DePaul receives funding for Twitter training

Congratulations to SPJ DePaul for receiving $500 from a November Chapter Grant to help fund their upcoming program, Twitter for Journalists with Mark S. Luckie. The manager of journalism at Twitter, Luckie will visit the campus in late January to do multiple sessions depending on experience levels.

Here’s what SPJ DePaul had to say about the program:

A Knight study released in late 2011 showed that only one in four high school journalism students get any online media training before starting college. Even fewer know Twitter. This training would help our younger members get the fundamentals they need and learn how to use the medium in a professional, ethical manner.

The advanced training would help our more experienced student members learn how to embed Twitter into not only their reporting but also how to use Twitter’s API (application programming interface) to build social media tools into their blogs and websites.

Sounds like a great program! Congratulations again!

And for the rest of you chapter leaders out there – don’t forget your chapter can also receive $500 to fund a unique, creative program. The next Chapter Grant deadline is Dec. 5, so hurry and apply today!


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