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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

INA members have access to dozens of experts in all fields of the newspaper business through webinars, workshop and events sponsored by the Iowa Newspaper Foundation. Online Media Campus, a partnership of the Iowa Newspaper Foundation, America's Newspapers, and press associations throughout the United States and Canada, provides high-quality, low-cost online training to media professionals. INF also underwrites the cost of the annual convention and trade show, which provides two days of educational programming to approximately 600 Iowa newspaper personnel and college students. In addition to dozens of training webinars and workshops, the INF also facilitates events that raise funds to fulfill its mission to champion and improve the quality and future of Iowa’s newspaper enterprises and the communities they serve.

In partnership with our premier newspaper training brand, Online Media Campus, INF annually facilitates approximately three dozen training events, serving thousands of newspaper personnel across the country!

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The Leo Mores Newspaper Leadership Institute is a five-month program created to enhance the leadership, organizational and performance skills of mid-to-upper level newspaper professionals.

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Interactive format designed to provide one-on-one writing coach experience to build interviewing, writing and story development skills.

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Distribution of a listing of Iowa newspaper internships to Iowa high schools and colleges in effort to recruit the next generation of industry professionals. Newspapers can also apply to receive matching funds to pay an intern.

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Each year the INF Scholarship program awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to college students preparing for newspaper careers.

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“How-To News Writer: 25 Ways to Develop Reporting, Writing and Digital Skills”, by Michael Bugeja, explores how to create content across platforms with a focus on the community newspaper newsroom.

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