Join us at 11:30 a.m., Nov. 18 for our fall webinar. Misty Orpin will talk about why she started the Arkansas COVID website and Twitter page to inform the public about the spread of coronavirus in the state.

The website and social media page quickly became a trusted source of information. Orpin recently turned the page over student journalists at the University of Arkansas’ School of Strategic Media.

Professor Rob Wells and some of his data journalism students will talk about their efforts to keep the project going. This is a tremendous example of a citizen journalist project, and now one providing important experience for student journalists.

The Nov. 18 webinar takes the place of Arkansas Press Women’s annual professional development conference. Register for the program, which is open to APW members and a plus one. Find updates about the program on the Facebook event page.