Be a Gmail Ninja

11am-noon – Saturday, Feb 16 – World Room (Third Floor) at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

At this workshop by Jeremy Caplan @jeremycaplan will catch you up on the Gmail ninja tricks that digital gurus use to save time and get more done. This session is full of specific tools and techniques. Among the dozens of specific session takeaways, you’ll learn:

  • The most effective time of day to send email
  • Surprising strategies for when to check email and why
  • 5 EMail Techniques, including batching, filtering and “Inbox Zero”
  • 6 Most Useful GMail Labs
  • 3 Hidden Settings You Need to Fix
  • 7 Keyboard Shortcuts You’ll Want to Start Using
  • When NOT to use labels/folders and why
  • How to Quickly & Easily Set up Email Filters
  • The 3 Best Gmail Apps to Download
  • Quick tips for mobile GMail

Jeremy Caplan is Director of Education for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. He was recently a Ford Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Poynter Institute. Caplan wrote more than 100 stories for Time on subjects ranging from consumer technology to business innovation and cultural trends. He also wrote a year-long series of business columns for The Daily. Caplan was a Wiegers Fellow at Columbia Business School, where he completed his MBA, and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School, where he earned an M.S. in Journalism.

Along with a degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Caplan holds a certificate in violin performance. Before joining Time, Caplan worked for The Paris Review, Yahoo! Internet Life, and Newsweek. He lectures regularly on digital media and entrepreneurial journalism. He lives in New York City with his wife and baby daughter.


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