Knight Training Update: 11-Week Intensive and On-Site Training

Sep 12, 2012

UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012

11-week Intensive Training
We launched our next 11-week Intensive Training in September with 10 stations.  This is our second group in the Knight Foundation supported training initiative – just five more training sessions left!  Apply today for a spot in 2013. 

Thanks to our spring training group we have a better program lined up for the fall. We’ve refocused our photography sessions and added more critiques for stations. Stations that took part in the spring training shared some nice words about our work with them.

Paper tweet from Jim Hill

“The NPRDS/Knight training proved to be invaluable to our work at KUNC. We not only got the chance to connect with other like minded stations at the leadership conference, but the 11-week training sessions brought both a broad overview of the digital strategy and a practical application of it to our newsroom staff & management.” - Jim Hill, KUNC Digital Media Manager

We’ll continue to update and modify our training curriculum to better serve stations!

Fall 2012 11-week training participants: KERA/KXT, KUT, VPR, WABE, WBHM, WESA, WKAR, WLRN, and WUWM.

Spring 2012 11-week training participants: Delmarva Public Radio, KCUR, KETR, KUNC, WFPL, WFSU, WNIJ,and WSKG

Eric Athas at KUOW.
Credit Kim Perry

On-Site Training: An Immersive, Customized Program

We'll offer a limited number of on-site trainings at select member stations.  These trainings are customized to each station and typically last one week.  We'll work in collaboration with each station's digital goals.  The training can focus on specific skills, such as social media or web writing, or cover a range of topics.  Stations must apply for consideration.  Stations that have participated in this training thus far include : KPLU, WBUR, KQED, KTOO, KPCCKUOW and WGBH. 

Fees: In addition to your Digital Services station fees, added tuition applies to this training. The Knight grant will subsidize a portion of that tuition depending on station.  For more information on the Knight subsidy contact, Director of Station Relations and Communication, Stephanie Miller at