Breaking News: Facebook Tools trainer will hold session at SPJ Region 3 Spring Conference in Charleston, SC

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Kerwin Speight, Emmy Award-winning journalist and Management Consultant, Facebook Tools Trainer


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Have you caught up with all the changes with Facebook that has affected the news industry? Well, the Society of Professional Journalists has and is now training journalists on the Facebook Tools with a designated trainer. And a Facebook Tools trainer will be holding a session at the SPJ Region 3 Spring Conference & Freelance Blitz on March 24 in Charleston, South Carolina at the College of Charleston. 


In 2018, Facebook partnered with SPJ to train a network of professionals to teach Facebook Tools for Journalists at conferences, workshops and newsrooms around the country. The Facebook tools can help create and share works of journalism effectively, as well as engage the public in the stories about their communities. This training is critical if you work in journalism and are active in social media. 

The SPJ trainer will share products and tools:

  • including Live
  • Groups
  • Creators app
  • CrowdTangle

All that help journalists leverage Facebook and Instagram for news gathering, storytelling and connecting with their followers.

Kerwin Speight is an 2014 Emmy Award-winning journalist (Best Newscast) for NBC4, Washington, D.C. He is now a visiting lecturer at North Carolina A&T State University and a consultant at Lead Me, Guide Me Consulting. Speight also has won the Associated Press Awards for Outstanding Newscast in 2014 and 2015 for his work on NBC4. His previous work includes as Senior Project Manager for the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Community Affairs Lead for and Nightside Executive Producer for NBC4. He has also served as an adviser to the Black Employees Network (BEN), one of Comcast/NBCUniversal’s employee resource groups (ERG).

Register HERE for the full conference

To learn more about the other speakers, panelist and keynote speaker for the SPJ Reigon 3 Conference & “Freelance Blitz” in Charleston, South Carolina, on March 24, link HERE.

To register for the conference,” Link HERE

Questions?? Contact Sharon Dunten, SPJ Region Assistant Regional Director, Conference Coordinator, at

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