Final Knight Training Opportunity: Apply Here

Dec 18, 2013

Michigan Radio's Tamar Charney and Vince Duffy present at the NPR DS/Knight Leadership Conference
Credit Todd Mundt/NPR

Join us for our final Knight funded training opportunity; our two-year grant will conclude this coming February with a re-imagined 11-week training — it's now a five-week project-based program that focuses on harnessing your audience to tell better stories and connect with your community. Stations should come with a project or story idea that we'll work with you to complete over five weeks. We're looking for stations that want to explore the confluence of storytelling and community building. 

We'll kick-off the program with a two-day conference in D.C. Feb. 12-13, where we'll work with each station to refine a project idea and build a roadmap, which will include regular weekly check-ins, small-group critiques and webinars with guest speakers. We'll look to successful projects for suggestions and advice.

NPR's digital team will help create and critique story ideas and roadmaps. The five-week program will be online and in-person and culminate with a published project. The Digital Services Editorial team will be your guides throughout the five-week program. 

We invite you to apply for the workshop here. Each station is highly encouraged to send at least two people — preferable a reporter, digital editor and/or news director. The application deadline is Thursday, January 9. If you have any questions, please email    

If you'd like to be considered for financial assistance, please specify in the application. The conference will cover meals for all participants for the two days of the conference. Stations should expect to pay for travel and hotel expenses. Each applicant must have a newsroom manager sponsor the project.

All stations are welcome to apply, even if you have previously participated in Knight Training with us. 

NPR Digital Services will continue to offer editorial support through on-site training and weekly webinars after the Knight Foundation grant concludes.