In partnerships with LMA and the LMC, Facebook offering six webinars to help journalists develop their skills

The Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium are partnering with Facebook to provide a series of six content-based webinars through the end of the year.

The webinar series will be taught by Facebook staff and will address some of the most pressing opportunities their technology offers journalists today.

Sessions are free and will be 30-45 minutes each. You can register here for any of the sessions.

Webinars include:

Media Support Partner Portal

About: The Media Partner Portal is your one-stop for Facebook and Instagram support. Our Media Ops team is dedicated to quickly resolving your operational requests, providing our media partners a one-stop place to directly access our media team and find answers to many of the more popular questions our media partners have about their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Date: Tuesday, October 3rd

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM EST

Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3703118164582649347

Survey: https://m.facebook.com/survey?oid=2059414317622867&v=RFMPage

Recommended cohort: Social Media Managers

Please note, if attendees are not in the portal and would like to be whitelisted please fill out the necessary information in the survey so we can grant them access prior to meeting

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Training & Tips for Journalists

About: As part of the Facebook Journalism Project, we are committed to improving our training and tools for journalists. Facebook has become a key platform for connecting people to the stories they care about, and journalists also have growing opportunities to use our tools and platforms to do their jobs end-to-end, from sourcing story ideas to storytelling to engaging with their audiences.

Date: Wednesday, October 11th

Time: 2 PM – 3 PM EST

Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2570365001789827843

Survey: https://m.facebook.com/survey?oid=118515208815820&v=RFMPage

Recommended cohort(s): Social Media Managers, Journalist and Reporters

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CrowdTangle

About: In January of 2017, Facebook acquired CrowdTangle, a leading social analytics and discovery tool used by hundreds of publishers around the world. Since the announcement, CrowdTangle has been made free and has announced a series of major product updates. We’ll review how to leverage the tool further to understand your page performance, create competitive sets and more.

Date: Wednesday, October 25th

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM EST

Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3455689565466426115

Survey: Survey to be send on October 10th

Recommended cohort(s): Social Media Manager, Digital Content Director, Audience Development, Journalist and Reporters

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Instagram for Publishers

About: Instagram offers a glimpse of the world in real time, through the lenses of the more than 700 million people who share their view of the world around them. For journalists and publishers, those images provide the raw material for telling stories that make sense of our shared moments.

Date: Wednesday, November 1st

Time: 2 PM – 3 PM EST

Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3938345483246270979

Survey: Survey to be sent on October 16th

Recommended cohort(s): Social Media Manager, Digital Content Director, Audience Development, Journalist and Reporters

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Page Insights

About: No matter what your goals are on Facebook— building your online and mobile presence, communicating with your audience, or encouraging people to take an action—your Page Insights will help you understand who among your audience is most engaged with your Page. We’ll take a deeper look into the tool to better understand your audience, post strategy, post mix and more.

Date: Wednesday, November 8th

Time: 2 PM – 3 PM EST

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8473620941101487107

Survey: Survey to be sent on October 24th

Recommended cohort(s): Social Media Manager, Digital Content Director, Audience Development, Journalist and Reporters

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Video Best Practices

About: Going live used to involve booking satellites or firing up big trucks. Now journalists routinely broadcast to talk about stories with their audiences in real time. Facebook Live is just over a year old and across the world newsrooms have been using it to allow people to become part of the storytelling. Meanwhile, the overall growth of video is adding new dimensions and challenges to journalism. We will share some best practices and case studies for using Facebook video and Live in your newsroom.

Date: Wednesday, November 29th

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM EST

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8161553152859535875

Survey: Survey to be sent on November 15th

Recommended cohort(s): Social Media Manager, Digital Content Director, Audience Development, Journalist and Reporters