California JAWS Trainings

Sandra Fish shows examples of Storify for JAWS members at a recent training for members.

JAWS members in the Bay Area benefited from two recent training sessions to boost social media skills.

Board member and journalism instructor Sandra Fish showed about 25 women the latest in how Storify can be used to tell great stories as they evolve. Members who came to the March event at the home of JAWS President Kat Rowlands asked for more. So in June, JAWS Secretary and journalism instructor Teresa Puente gave a three-hour workshop on social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ for a dozen women at the new offices of the Oakland Tribune.

“First rate,” said new member Elaine Hooker. “I think I learned more today than in the five-week course I took.”

JAWS plans to do more workshops like this so let us know what topics would be most useful. And in the meantime, here is a helpful link to study on your own.