Newsroom Training Resources

Get ahead with OAB news training resources.

An overwhelming majority of Americans look to local radio and TV as their most trusted news sources. That’s why the OAB offers a library of on-demand webinars that cover trends and topics to help your newsroom fairly and accurately report the news.

As an OAB member, you receive access to these resources at no additional cost. An OAB user account is required to take full advantage of these member benefits. To access these resources use your member login or email Mariah West to request a login.

Poynter Institute News Webinar Series

This five-part webinar series, intended for staff in TV and radio newsrooms, was presented by Al Tompkins and the Poynter Institute.


Poynter Reforming Local Crime Coverage

The Poynter Institute has worked with more than 100 newsrooms to reform their coverage. In this workshop Poynter’s Kelly McBride will walk you through a process for rethinking how newsrooms cover crime.


Reporting on Addiction

Reporting on Addiction helps reporters, producers and editors build their knowledge of the science of addiction, its medical definition and how the brain disease works.


Inclusive Journalism

Through real examples and engaging exercises, this webinar  explores issues related to implicit bias, covering minority communities, and the news relationship with law enforcement


Poynter Beat Academy

The Poynter Institute’s Beat Academy delivers the latest knowledge that journalists need to cover critical topics of deep importance to their communities.



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