Productivity Tools for Journalists: The Apps You Really Need

29 May 2013

Written by: Liam Quinn

Today’s news environment barely leaves you time to think, but it is possible to get up to speed, and this one-day course shows you how. You will learn invaluable apps and online services for generating, storing, backing up, tracking and accessing story ideas, contacts, research and interviews.

You will emerge able to operate effectively – and interchangeably – at the office, at home and on the road, so you never again need worry about losing your notebook, forgetting a phone number, or not having the right research or fresh sources. Your anxiety levels will fall while your output, profitability and free time rise. This course will be of value whether you are freelancing or working under the gun in the increasingly pressured world of daily news. You will be advised before the course which apps to install and which accounts to set up.

The workshop will be run by Steinar Ellingsen who is a Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Strategic Communication at La Trobe University. He teaches Multimedia Journalism and has completed an award-winning documentary web series, The Inland Sea – – using multimedia to chronicle a 10-week odyssey in Australia.

Date: Saturday June 1

Time: 9.00 – 5.00

Venue: Lab B431, Centre for Adult Education, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Victoria 3000

Fees: MEAA Members – $245

CAL, ASA, APA, IPEd – $295

Non-members – $395

Early Birds: 10 per cent discount if you finalise your booking by Friday May 24.

Please register your interest. If places are available, you will be offered the Student Rush price of $55. To join the Media Alliance and register your interest, call 1300 65 65 13.