Last year I was attended the half day online version of the Poynter NewsU Video Storytelling workshop.
It was a good opportunity to watch working photojournalists and web video journalists demonstrate their process of how to craft the story and get it ready for distribution. Participants had the opportunity to submit questions inside of the workshop. Definitely the Tweet stream was flowing at full blast.
This year the workshop will be an all day affair on Saturday September 25th starting at 10 a.m. Eastern time in the U.S. If you can't stay for the full day or have other plans you can register for workshop and dive into the workshop video archives later.
The cost of the workshop for non-members is $65. If you are a reporter/journalist that belongs to AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA, NLGJA, or JAWS there may be a discount or scholarship available. Visit the NewsU registration page for more information about payment options.
I think it is worth it if you are truly interesting in crafting better news, information and documentary type videos. This is a form of mentoring and we all could use a guide along the path.
My only other suggesting is make sure you are siting in a comfy chair and that you take stretching break.