Report Shows Big Gaps in Newsroom Training

journalism training in newsrooms In some newsrooms, little training in the past year; in others, a lot. Nearly 9 in 10 journalists could absorb more, especially digital skills.

Even in the fast-changing digital age, a survey of 1,118 newspaper journalists conducted by The Poynter Institute with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation shows that training varies wildly between newsrooms. 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.

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