In the days & weeks following Superstorm Sandy, we learned that having access to timely and relevant information is critical. As our communities rebuild and prepare for future storms, it is clear that communication is the key ingredient for success. 

Which is why we are pleased to announce a three-part series of in-depth trainings focused on investigative reporting & online blogging related to tracking the storm recovery and building the lines of communication in all our hometowns. We want to make sure our residents and towns are prepared the next time an emergency or natural disaster strikes.

Image.pngTo do this right, we are bringing in professional journalists to teach you the skills of the trade. Reporters and editors from WHYY, WNYC, Jersey Shore Hurricane News, and NJ News Commons will be some of the news outlets providing teachers.  Trainings will cover reporting and writing, getting and using public records, blogging and video journalism, data journalism & mapping, among many others. 

The public is invited to attend all or one of these sessions. 

Saturday, October 5: "Information Matters: Getting the Real Story" co-hosted with WHYY at Ocean County College in Toms River. Get the skills to track and report your town's recovery & community preparedness. RSVP

Saturday, November 2: "It Takes a Village: Working Together Online” co-hosted with NJ News Commons at Monmouth University in West Long Branch. Teaching you the tools of the trade to get online and share the news with your neighbors and elected officials. RSVP

Saturday, November 16“Eyewitness Reports: Are we Ready or Not?” co-hosted with WNYC at Middlesex County College in Edison. Empowering you to ask the tough questions and get the answers.  Is your community properly prepared for future emergencies? RSVP

For more information contact at or (732) 548-9798 x.9.