Emerging Leaders Institutes

NLA promotes newsroom leadership by offering valuable training to editors, such as the Emerging Leaders Institute. The Institute launched in 2012 with the goal of training minority journalists to become leaders in their organizations and in the industry. The program is tailored to address the most pressing issues for leaders and the skills needed to lead and drive change. Topics covered in each two-day Institute include goal setting, finance, strategy, leadership style, driving diversity, technology and innovation.

Click here to see this year’s participants from our four institutes in Chicago, Miami, San Antonio and New Orleans!


NewsTrain is a national touring workshop that has served more than 7,500 journalists in their own cities since 2003. Programs are designed to provide training in the digital skills, knowledge, and information needed in a rapidly changing media setting, at an affordable cost. NewsTrain’s attendees include frontline editors, department heads, senior editors, reporters, copy editors, visual journalists and online producers working on multiple platforms. College journalism professors and students also find NewsTrain programs valuable, as do communications specialists.