Lightning Talks

Every student will give one five-minute lightning talk.

Figure out what makes a successful lightning talk by reading a bit about them here.

What should you talk about?

Find a tool that journalists can use and tell us about it.

Look at some other lightning talks about journalism for ideas.

Here’s a link to Investigative Reporters &¬†Editors lightning talks.

There’s a long list of tools you can check out at the journalism toolbox website.

Look into one and explain it to us in five minutes.

You could also look into some of these ideas at


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