Voice Coaching

VoiceWork with Jessica Hansen will give you tools and techniques specific to your voice, to create your best vocal performance. *Note: Your supervisor must sign off on the time commitment,

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NewsFlex

Online

NewsFlex 101: This is an introduction to the NPR news story asset management system. In this session, we show you how to create and manage story collections and their properties, how to access news wires, and more. Who: This session is intended for employees who will be or are currently using NewsFlex for their job.

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Seamus

Seamus is another NPR content management system. It is the publishing tool for all things digital (including pages on NPR.org, podcasts, NPR One, etc.). In this session, you will learn to create a Seamus story page. Who: This session is intended for new Seamus users.  

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MTE (Multi-Track Editor)

Online

MTE is NPR’s in-house audio editor. In this session for NPR staff, you will learn the basics of how to listen, edit and produce content for air. This is an introductory course. Who: This session is intended for staff who are new to NPR or staff who need/want to learn entry level skill for audio

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Searching Public Records

Online

Public records are your key to backgrounding sources, finding contact information, checking criminal background, searching court records and gathering clues about financial and professional status. In this “NPR U” session, you will meet with a RAD team trainer to learn about our public records database subscriptions and how to search them effectively.

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Headlines and SEO

Learn to write headlines readers will click and Google will surface! This session includes: Considerations when writing a page-level and social headline; Dos and don’ts (and the reasoning behind them); How SEO and Google factor into it all; Actual advice for coming up with the darn things.

Dex Training

Dex is NPR’s source tracking tool. It provides a unified way to capture demographic data of the sources we’re talking to across all content platforms. Accessible through NewsFlex, the Dex sources database is available to all NPR content creators. In this session, users will learn how to create and add sources to story collections and

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Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD)

Online

This session is an overview of how NPR researchers and data strategists partner with interns and everyone else at NPR. You will learn the following: How to use Artemis, NPR’s in-house digital archive How to use Orpheus, NPR’s in-house digital music collection How to use researcher-curated internal resources, such as the pronunciation guide How to

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Grove Live Blog

Online

This session will teach you how to create and publish live blogs and posts in the Grove CMS. NPR EMPLOYEES ONLY — this is not available to stations.

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Planner (Cardboard)

Cardboard is NPR’s content planning tool for shows, desks, digital and podcast content creators for story presentation sharing and collaboration. In this session, we’ll go over how to use Planner to view, add, share and connect your team’s story cards to our publishing systems.

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SANDI Data Dashboard

Online

In this session, you will learn how to use the analytics dashboard tools to look up digital and listening metrics, plus gain insights on how audiences are engaging with content across NPR platforms.