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Digital Journalism Bootcamp

On Tuesday November 12, 2019

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




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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 has been the U.S. political editor at the Daily Mail since 2012, and was executive editor at The Daily Caller before that. The Daily Mail has the world's most-read newspaper website in the English language.

David doesn't have an office, unless you count his basement in Fairfax County. He rotates working from the White House, Capitol Hill, and a handful of cigar shops.

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.) Journalism came more than 15 years later.

David's communications career has included work in public relations, art direction, digital printing, web design, and talk-radio production.

This year David won an Emmy Award for his White House correspondent work on Daily Mail TV, a show in daytime syndication. He was part of the Daily Caller team that won an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2012, and his online PR work has won eight national awards.