There are stories in the data. You need to get them out of there, and onto a map, preferably on the web. You'll walk away from this class with hands-on experience with the best tools available to make the most convincing interactive web maps from the messiest of data (without writing any code).
If you ever need to communicate through writing, this Master Class is for you. Seasoned news editor Hope Kamin gives you the skills you need to think like an editor and produce cleaner, crisper, and more interesting copy.
No matter how important or incendiary, if your issue is communicated poorly it won’t make it onto the public agenda. Led by a consultant with international experience in environmental and public-health communications, this Master Class will help campaign and communications managers understand how strategic frames and messaging work, and how to craft frames and messages to reach target audiences – and key media – and advance social change (without spending a million on market research).
webinar Web Research Skills for Activists and Independent Journalists
with Tim Groves
How do investigative journalists and private eyes find the information they need? This Master Class will teach students how to do deep digging on the web and find valuable information that is hiding in plain sight.
Alternative Funding, Financing, Enterprise and Investment Options
with Rachel Forbes
In recent years, many go-to sources of grant funding for non and for profit organizations alike have either dwindled or become increasingly difficult to compete for. In this Master Class, instructor Rachel Forbes will teach you how to find unconventional sources for grants, and look at the funding landscape beyond the grant.
How to Make Smarter Decisions About Your Website with Google Analytics
with Eric Squair
We are all publishers now. If you want to have impact in the digital age, you must publish something online. This is a hands-on introductory Master Class for non-technical people, focused on giving you actionable insight into how to be more effective in your online work.
Online campaigner Emma Pullman will take you on a full-day journey of collaborative, hands-on training in online campaigning and strategy. This workshop will walk you through everything from the basics of online organizing to campaign strategy to email writing.
Taught by filmmaker and media activist Ian MacKenzie (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics), The Art of Crowdfunding will demystify the world of crowdfunding and provides you with specific storytelling strategies that will help you tap into the revolution.
Exclusive weekend workshops led by some of our most accomplished contributors and colleagues.
The Tyee Master Classes offer immersion training in specialized disciplines designed and taught by acclaimed industry experts.
Each of our instructors has crafted an in-depth lesson plan informed by their experience working in the field. Expect to learn through both dialogue and doing. Classes include seminar-style instruction, interactive Q&A, hands-on break-out sessions and personalized feedback, with a promise to leave empty catch-phrases and sleep-inducing slideshows at home.
We know it's not possible to become a master in one weekend. But there is something to be said for study under great teachers -- a tradition passed down through history. Socrates was Plato's teacher. Mozart was mentored by Haydn. Picasso studied printing with Man Ray.
Offering mentorship and training from today's great teachers, The Tyee Master Classes will equip you for your own personal quest to the top of your game.
And while your studies are serious, they most certainly don’t need to be stuffy -- refreshments and tasty catering set the mood for an interactive, flexible, high-impact lesson you can’t find anywhere else.