Training Opportunities

Join The Devil Strip for our first-ever Spring Training, a five-week virtual series (with interim assignments) designed to help you experiment with the basics of journalism as a tool for civic engagement.

Spring Training is scheduled for Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. beginning on Jan. 20 and ending on Feb. 17. Please plan to attend all five sessions.

The curriculum will be heavily focused on skills — interviewing, writing a basic story, and photography — and is designed for participants who have little to no experience in journalism. We will not (in this series!) cover more advanced topics like data analysis or public records requests. We will also not be talking extensively about hot-button media topics, such as mis/disinformation and whether Media Company X did a good job covering Issue Y. This is an entry-level course for people who want to tell true stories about their neighbors.

Sign up here! Registration is required, as space is limited. Please plan to attend all five sessions. Attendance is free.