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Does your non-profit staff need to brush up on writing skills? Are the videos you make for your Facebook business page painful to watch?
We offer customized workshops taught by industry experts in everything from social media engagement to writing to smartphone video storytelling.
Let us craft the perfect training for your business or organization. Get in touch!
To stay relevant in today’s ever-changing media landscape, journalists need to stay on top of the latest trends and technology. Let us customize an on-site or online workshop for your newsroom staff to take their skills to the next level.
We work with middle and high schools across Montana to teach students about news literacy and digital storytelling. Our customized trainings help your students find their voice and tell the stories they want to tell.
Your nonprofit or business has a story. Our customized workshops give your staff the media skills they need to tell that story better.
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Journalism is constantly evolving. Today, newspapers produce their own podcasts, television stations repackage their stories for the web, and radio stations create original video content for social media.
To help journalists navigate and embrace new ways of storytelling, the Montana Media Lab offers customized online and in-person workshops on podcasting, video editing, smartphone storytelling, social media and more for news rooms across Montana and the country.
Interested in having us design something for your newsroom? Get in touch!
Nonprofits & Businesses
Whether your nonprofit or business focuses on environmental policy at the local level or tech solutions for global giants, finding creative ways to share your message with customers, investors, and policy makers is critical.
The Montana Media Lab offers customized workshops for every organization — from podcasting and video production, to social media, writing and more. Let us help you tell your story better.
I’ve already made a few videos and I can easily see how they will augment my job!
I loved that this workshop was one day, practical and useful. Now, I just need more practice!
Librarian | Sentinel High School
This workshop exceeded my expectations!
Michael and Nora were excellent instructors and helped us produce an audio piece in five days! I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is interested in learning about audio storytelling.
I learned many practical tips to create attractive, engaging videos.
As a professor who is redesigning many courses to be more flexible for my students, this course was so helpful to me. I can immediately apply what I’ve learned to my teaching.
Assistant Professor of Management | University of Montana
I got my money’s worth in the first hour.
Val Hoeppner’s insight and helpful tools were invaluable.
Adjunct Journalism Professor | University of Montana
Excellent hands-on instruction packed into three days.
I loved that Lacy’s workshop appealed to and applied equally to a high schooler and long-time journalism professor.
Features Writer | Mountain West News
Eric’s workshop on documentary post-production was an incredible experience and learning opportunity.
As a documentary filmmaker, I’m constantly working to learn more about the art and technique. This workshop inspired me as I push forward in completing several films.
This was my first experience with UM’s Media Lab and I was very impressed with both the instructor and the content.
I found the workshop on point and very worth the price of admission. I am looking forward to another workshop to further my skills.
Vice President | Logistic Systems, Inc.
Jule’s workshop provided a needed and valuable writing refresher for me.
Her engaging instruction benefitted both new and experienced writers alike.
Communications Consultant | Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana
By the end of the workshop, I understood the entire flow for putting an audio story together.
It was so incredible to hear all of the stories we created on the last day when so many of us had walked in wondering, “Can we even do this?”
Producer & Writer
In just a few short days, my writing was transformed.
I’m finally able to put down on paper the story I have in my head; clearly and with correct punctuation! I am no longer putting off the parts of my job that include writing; I’m owning them.
Marketing Coordinator | Montana Food Bank Network
I highly recommend future workshops by the Montana Media Lab.
Everything I learned in Eric’s three-day workshop drastically improved my effectiveness as an editor.
Super thorough and informative in a very applicable way.
I really liked the interactive and applied nature of the class and appreciated how well organized it was.
English Language Institute
The Writing Well workshop gave me the boost I needed to fine tune my writing.
Jule Banville presented what could have been sleepy content on commas and editing in a fascinating and enthusiastic manner. I highly recommend the class for anyone who wants to communicate more effectively.
Poet, Writer, Editor
I can’t believe how much I learned in five days!
Nora and Michael are two of the best producers in podcasting. I left feeling confident in my abilities and with a professional, quality story ready to air.
Freelance Audio Reporter & Producer
Val personalized the workshop to fit the needs of all the attendees.
I learned a lot and am motivated to take those lessons into the workplace and my personal journalism accounts.
Reporter| Great Falls Tribune