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With the coronavirus outbreak still impacting so many cities and towns, community radio is being asked to respond to local needs as never before. How equipped are community radio managers, producers and other leaders to address the most urgent demands of their audiences?
“Learning skills, surviving the crisis” is a free series of remote trainings by the Center for Community Media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. With this series, we offer training relevant to weathering this crisis.
Training sessions are provided at no cost to community media organizations and all stations are welcome to attend, whether they are NFCB members or not.

Our instructors are (from top left, clockwise) Emma Carew Grovum, Jim Brady, Aimee Rinehart and George Bodarky will lead training sessions.

“Learning skills, surviving the crisis” sessions are:
June 3, 3-4 pm EST / 12-1 PST: Managing people remotely. Some management and leadership tools and techniques to keep employees and volunteers organized, supported and inspired when we are all working from home. With Emma Carew Grovum
Register free here to attend.
Emma Carew Grovum has built content management and storytelling tools, run newsroom operations, and managed the divide between editorial and tech for organizations like The Daily Beast, The New York Times Opinion, and Foreign Policy magazine. Read full bio.
June 10, 3-4 pm EST / 12-1 PST: Managing cost and revenue in a crisis. Nobody has the perfect formula to keep afloat in these unprecedented times but there are some best practices, resources, and news product ideas that might help. With Jim Brady.
Register free here to attend.
Jim Brady is the CEO of Spirited Media, a media consulting firm that operated local news sites Billy Penn in Philadelphia, The Incline in Pittsburgh, and Denverite in Denver prior to selling the businesses in early 2019. Read full bio.

June 17, 3-4 pm EST / 12-1 PST: Fighting disinformation in a pandemic. Your audience looks to you for accurate information on a life-or-death subject like the coronavirus. Understand the types of disinformation you can expect from social media and how to verify it and address it. With First Draft.
Register free here to attend.
Aimee Rinehart is the deputy director of First Draft, where she managed Comprova, the Brazilian election project in 2018. She serves as project lead on First Draft initiatives and builds strategic partnerships with complementary organizations to support and enhance our work around the world. Read full bio.
June 24, 3-4 pm EST / 12-1 PST: Fundamentals of radio journalism, Writing. Now is the time to brush up on your broadcast writing with this hands-on session led by a veteran public radio producer. With George Bodarky
July 1, 3-5 pm EST (2 hours) / 12-2 PST: Fundamentals of radio journalism, Vocal performance. We review tips and techniques for working on your delivery and practice, practice, practice! With George Bodarky
George Bodarky is the news and public affairs director at WFUV FM, an NPR affiliate station, based on the Rose Hill campus of Fordham University in the Bronx and an adjunct faculty at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Read full bio.