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Constant Training: New Normal or Missed Opportunity?

November 17, 2014

This report was based on an online survey fielded in July of 31 newsrooms nationwide ranging in staff size from 20 to 150. Overall, roughly two-thirds of the journalists surveyed they have received training in the past 12 months. The leading category of training was social media. A full 88 percent of the journalists surveyed said they are able to absorb more training. The most desired form of training? Social media, followed by digital tools and video skills. The percentage of journalists reporting training in the past 12 months varied greatly from newsroom to newsroom. In one, only 17 percent of the journalists said they'd had training in the past year; in two others, it was 100 percent.