Mark your calendar for 3:00 PM EDT on August 21, when groundbreaking digital journalist Eric Newton reveals the tech tools that every business reporter should be using. In “10 Great Digital Tools for Business Journalists,” sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Reporting in partnership with SABEW, Newton will walk viewers though an arsenal of new tools and apps that are (mostly) free, easy to learn and fun to try. Social media posting, recording and transcribing interviews, scanning documents—these tasks and many more are now incredibly simple.
The Reynolds Center’s associate director, Sally Kilbridge, will join Newton for the live webinar.
About Eric Newton
A global leader in the digital transformation of news, the Peabody Award-winner is Innovation Chief at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Driving change and experimentation at Cronkite News, the news division for Arizona PBS, he was instrumental in developing the landmark News21 program, in which journalism students produce award-winning investigations of national significance. He also serves Knight Foundation as a consultant, working on special projects and endowment grants.
Before joining Knight Foundation, Newton was founding managing editor of the Newseum in Arlington, Va. (now in Washington, D.C.), leading the content team at the world’s first museum of news. He started his career at California newspapers. As managing editor of the Oakland Tribune, he helped guide the paper to numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize.
He is the author of numerous books and publications, including “Searchlights and Sunglasses: Field Notes From the Digital Age of Journalism,” “Crusaders, Scoundrels, Journalists: The Newseum’s Most Intriguing Newspeople” and “Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs.”