Members quickly fill up sessions for digital video editing training


Reena Sibayan of the Jersey Journal, instructor Jim Talluto and Adam Kepler of The Times review Sibayan's digital video project as the students completed the first of 10 three-day training sessions held at the Guild's Times Square office. The free training has drawn an overflow response from members.

More than 100 on waiting list

The Guild’s free digital video editing course has proved wildly popular as members filled available spaces for all six weeks of the program in a matter of days.

All members whose applications were selected for one of the three-day sessions should have received an email from someone at CWA/NETT Academy, the arm of our parent union that set up and runs the training and made the selections.

Members who have not heard from CWA/NETT Academy should assume that they weren’t selected, although their names will be kept on file in case there are cancellations. If there are openings in any of the sessions, the Guild will try to fill them by offering them – in the order in which applications were received by CWA/NETT Academy – to the more than 100 members whose applications weren’t selected.

Class sizes are limited to eight students, meaning that no more than 80 students from the Newspaper Guild of New York and three other New York-based locals of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) could be accommodated by June 16.

The overwhelming demand for the Final Cut Pro 7 training, which was also evident from our survey last month, has prompted the Guild to ask the CWA to renew funding for it and to explore developing our own training for digital video editing and perhaps other areas. We will alert members to any new training opportunities that arise. 

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