10,000 Words has a great post today that compiles a decent list of online resources where a journalist can get hands-on multimedia training (and most of them are free).
I’m a full-time journalist and I know it’s practically impossible to find free time to do more work. Whenever you have the chance – maybe when you run out of hours during your work week or when you have that luxurious furlough (like me) ou should use this time to train yourself in a new skill set. That’s not to say you have to be learning every bit of software out there – but try to pick one or two you want to add t your arsenal. You never know – you might need them for a job search sooner than you think.
** I hope to get these sites and more added to a training resource page on the site ASAP.