Journalism Membership Organizations

Most journalism professional organizations provide training as part of their annual conferences, but only a few are providing ongoing training via their websites.

Here’s are some of the more active journalism groups with online training initiatives:

PRNDI — Public Radio News Directors Inc provides occasional online webinars. It also sponsored this ND guide.

SPJ — Society of Professional Journalists has been advancing ethics and practices in journalism since 1909. It opened an online training portal for members.

RTDNA — Radio-Television Digital News Association has embraced more public media journalists along with its commercial-station membership. RTDNA provides a variety of training services, some free to non-members.

ONA — the Online News Association is one of the fastest-growing journalism groups. It offers webinars in collaboration with The Poynter Institute. Meantime, it is growing its online offerings.

IRE — Investigative Reporters and Editors is a vital group aimed at accountability coverage. Most training is in person but the group provides many resources online.

SEJ — Society of Environmental Journalists provides a variety of online resources for better science reporting.

This is not a definitive list. Please provide in the comment section below any other suggested online training sources by journalism membership organizations.