We know that our MediaShift community likes learning new things. That’s why we have always offered guides and how-to’s on our site, weekly DigitalEd trainings and panels and in-person workshops. But we thought it would be a good idea to also try peer training groups as well.
After our series of Platforms + Publishers private roundtables between small and medium-sized publishers and platforms such as Facebook and Google, we decided to continue supporting publishers within peer groups. With support from the Knight Foundation and Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, MediaShift recently soft-launched our new DigitalEd Peer-to-Peer Network with three peer groups.
These include people from organizations such as:
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
The Hechinger Report
Louisville Public Media
… and many others. We want to support publishers whether they are non-profit, for-profit, hyper-local, public media, etc. To start out, our focus is on social and tech platforms such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Snapchat and more.
In launching the Peer-to-Peer Network, MediaShift has these important goals:
1) Give news publishers the resources to help them go beyond existing trainings and teach each other.
2) Help publishers keep up with fast-moving digital technologies and social platforms, and create strategies to succeed in the long run.
3) Build confidence among independent publishers so that they can compete in a difficult environment.
4) Create networks of publishers so they can communicate regularly and help each other out.
Read more here: http://mediashift.org/2018/04/mediashift-launches-new-peer-peer-network-peer-training/