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Digital Journalism Bootcamp

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What you will learn

The rise of the web changed the news media forever. It's bad news for traditional media outlets. But it can be great news -- and a big break -- for conservatives who want to advance their writing and reporting careers ... if you know how to take advantage of it.

Join David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor of the Daily Mail, at the Leadership Institute's Digital Journalism Bootcamp, and find out how to develop your career in online journalism.

The Digital Journalism Bootcamp takes place at the Leadership Institute's Steven P.J. Wood Building located in Arlington, VA.

Who it's for:
  • Current and aspiring journalists
  • Anyone interfacing with journalists

How you'll benefit:
  • Hear from renowned journalists with ties to the White House, Congress, and major media outlets.
  • Decide what type of online journalism is right for you -- and how to market yourself
  • Learn insider tips on landing and conducting an exclusive interview
  • Research everything you need to know to avoid fake news
  • Create and cultivate valuable relationships
  • Dissect the components of an online news story to write an article worth reading

What to expect: This two-evening workshop features engaging speakers with significant experience in journalism, particularly in the nation's capital. You'll receive advice from people who have “been there, done that” in one of the most challenging and complicated news markets. You'll gain practical skills to obtain success in this cutthroat business.

What's included:
  • Welcome packet and notepad
  • Training materials
  • Dinner each evening

Cost: $75.00*

*Ask us about student and group rates.


Starts Tuesday, November 12

Tue 12:   6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM EST
Wed 13:   6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM EST


Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St

Arlington, VA 22201 Map


$75.00 $25.00 discount for early registration until 10/23/19 Your Cost: $50.00


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What graduates say

Rachel Hoff

Rachel Hoff

Director of Government Relations & Outreach, Foreign Policy Initiative

"LI training is conservative bootcamp! This training is absolutely necessary for any aspiring leader on the right."

Your faculty

David Martosko

David Martosko

U.S. Political Editor, Daily Mail

David Martosko is U.S. political editor at the Daily Mail, which boasts the world's most-read newspaper website. Based in Washington, David coordinates domestic political coverage with newsrooms in London, New York and Hollywood.

Until March 2013, he was executive editor at The Daily Caller, a fast-growing and adventurous online news portal that regularly outdraws The Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune.

David is known for his near-encyclopedic knowledge of activist movements on the political left. Before Tucker Carlson hired him to run The Daily Caller's newsroom, David spent a decade in public affairs, counseling businesses in the food and hospitality industries about special-interest groups and their online campaigns. His face was on all of PETA's dartboards.

David's opinion essays have appeared in more than half of the top 100 circulating U.S. newspapers. He has appeared on most of the major cable TV news programs and is a regular contributor on Canada's Sun News Network.

With zero formal journalism training, David is living proof that cultural literacy and good storytelling trump specialized education. He graduated from Dartmouth College and studied orchestral conducting at the Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Conservatory. (He is married to a professional opera singer.) David's early communications career included work in art direction, digital printing, web design, and talk-radio production.

David's online work has won eight national awards in the past decade, including the 2011 Gold Pollie Award and the 2011 Silver and Bronze Bulldog PR Awards. He was also the editorial half of the Daily Caller team that won a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for writing in 2012.