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Best of DJTF Blog: Open discussion: Separating your personal and professional life on social media

Editor’s note: We are taking this week off to enjoy the holidays with our families.  So this week, we’ll be re-running past posts.  Today’s post is from former DJTF intern Ameena Rasheed, who opens discourse on journalists having separate social media accounts personal and professional use.  It originally ran on Feb. 13.  Also, join the NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force for a virtual conference “New Year, New You,” on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. In four hour-long sessions, attendees will learn mobile journalism tips and tricks, how to create an online portfolio, steps needed to create your journalism brand and taking your resume to the next level.  You can take 1, 2, 3, or all 4 webinars, and they will be recorded in case you can’t make it. Click here for more information.

Enjoy!

Having separate professional and personal social media profiles is one of the first signs of mental illness. Ok, not really, but the stress of juggling several social media accounts is enough to make anybody go crazy — especially me.

There are some social media websites, such as LinkedIn, that cater to one’s professional network and nothing more. Other sites like Twitter and Facebook are not as clear. Platforms like those are used in various capacities, both professional and personal. For early adopters of social media, like myself, having social media began first as a leisurely activity, long before I ever thought about having it used as a vital part of my career.

It wasn’t until around 2010, when I started using social media to tell stories. In the fall of 2010, I took an online journalism course. While I was in that class, I fell in love with digital storytelling. I was forced to use platforms like Twitter and Facebook as reporting tools, which ended up leaving little room for me to be reckless on social media.

I could have created separate accounts just for that one class, but who has the time for that! I wanted my professor to take me seriously, but I didn’t want the hassle of juggling several accounts. Also, as a journalist I think that having separate accounts for your professional and personal lives might become a little confusing for those who follow your work. In my eyes, it splits your following and I would just prefer to send people to one place for each platform that I’m on. Plus, I have been to enough IRE functions to know that nothing is “private” on the web. If I’m trying keep certain thoughts and events of my life unknown to the greater public, I should keep certain things to myself.

On my accounts, I try to do a healthy balance of lifecasting, sharing my life, and mindcasting, sharing my ideas and the work of others. One of the best pieces of advice I received was about how to share content via social media was from founder and CEO of brand development company Medley Inc., Ashley Small.

She told me to think of three positive things that you want to be known for, three negative things you don’t want to be known for and then filter your content by what is on those lists. I think that NABJ member and Fox 26 news reporter Isiah Carey does this perfectly.

Of course, everyone doesn’t share my sentiments. NABJ-ers, what do you think about having separate accounts for personal and professional use? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Best of NABJDigital Blog: Four Ways Journalists Can Use Pinterest

Editor’s note: We are taking this week off to enjoy the holidays with our families.  So this week, we’ll be re-running past posts.  Today’s post is from former DJTF intern Ameena Rasheed, who offers up ideas on how journalists can incorporate Pinterest into their work.  It originally ran on Jan. 16.  Enjoy!

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A screenshot of Pinterest’s homepage.

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force intern

Pinterest, a virtual pinboard where you can share and organize images and video through “pins,” has become a popular social media platform since its launch in 2010. In 2012, it was the third most-visited social networking site, as reported by CNN.

As journalists and news organizations look for various ways to interact with its readers and viewers, and users are seeking to engage with more visual social media content, Pinterest provides a platform which can potentially facilitate both sides’ interest in promoting, distributing and sharing content.

Here are four ideas that we’ve gathered from across the Web and compiled together for how journalists can start using Pinterest.

1. Use compelling photos to share hard news headlines

While Pinterest is most known for its foodie and wedding posts, CTV News has created several boards to chronicle breaking news stories with its Occupy Wall Street, Tragedy and triumph and The World We Live In boards. Al Jazeera created The faces of Egypt’s voters board to capture to feelings of Alexandria’s residents in the historic election to choose the country’s next president.

2. Give previews of what you are working on

The Houston Press, an alternative weekly publication, releases its print issues every Thursday, but gives its readers a sneak peek at its creative covers every Wednesday on its Under the Covers board. Time magazine also does the same with its TIME Covers board.

For those times where you don’t have that perfect image to sell the story, follow the lead of The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Quotes board and highlight memorable quotes from your stories. You could also get a little creative and use infographics like on Mashable’s Infographics board, or like The Salt Lake Tribune’s Bagley Cartoons board and share editorial cartoons.

3. Display photo galleries, feature stories and reviews

It’s no secret that one of Pinterest’s most popular categories is food. The Salt Lake Tribune is taking advantage of that with its SLC & Utah Restaurants & Bars board to share its restaurant and bar reviews. The Orlando Sentinel has boards dedicated to local attractions such as Walt Disney World and Florida Travel. There is also a Feature Pages–Collaborative board, which features pages from newspapers across the nation.

4. Involve your audience

Some good examples of utilizing user-generated content on Pinterest are CTV’s Canada Through Your Eyes and PBS NewsHour’s Childhood Cancer Awareness: Your Photos. The New York Times asked for submissions to its Your Holiday Dessert Pins and then featured some of the best pins on its website.

Al Jazeera has a Crowdsourced News board, where users can share newsworthy items that Al Jazeera is and isn’t covering. Al Jazeera also has a web community and daily television show, The Stream, which is powered through social media and citizen journalism, and shares content from its viewers on Pinterest, too.

Last, but not least, NABJ experimented with Pinterest boards at the 2012 convention in New Orleans, creating boards on NABJ 2012 New Orleans, NABJ2012, NABJ Fashionistas & Fashionistos and New Orleans Food.

Please share how you’re using Pinterest in your work!

Calendar of Multimedia Training and Events

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Intern

JULY

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, “Accountability in Indian Country – Be a Better Business Watchdog,” which kicks off the Native American Journalists Association’s annual conference on July 18 in Phoenix. Presented by IRE’s training director Jaimi Dowdell and The Daily Advertiser’s watchdog editor Dianna Hunt, this daylong training offers hands-on tips for finding, downloading and analyzing online databases using Excel. Register at the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/18Tj0qI.
  • The National Association of Black Journalists welcomes you to join us from July 31-August 4, 2013 as we gather in Orlando for the 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair! Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.
  • The Native American Journalists Association and Native Public Media will co-host this year’s national conference, giving special focus to the latest innovations in the media industry and news developments in Indian Country. The national conference for media professionals interested in improving their reporting on and delivery of Native news will be held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center July 18-21. Click here for more information.

AUGUST

  • Get your entry in for the 2013 Barlett and Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, which offers $8,000 in prizes. Apply online by Aug. 1for print or online work completed in the year ending June 30, 2013.
  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the business journalism workshop, “Covering Your Local Economy,” which precedes the Asian American Journalists Association Convention in New York. Presented by NPR’s Marilyn Geewax and freelancer Meena Thiruvengadam, this half-day training will equip you with the story ideas and skills you need to tackle economic stories on any beat. Details: http://bit.ly/19l55de
  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the business journalism workshop, “The Business of Me,” which precedes the Excellence in Journalism Conference in Anaheim. Presented by Twitter’s Mark S. Luckie, this half-day training will help you identify and pitch your business idea, as well as brand and market yourself. Details: http://bit.ly/11WcnKV
  • The Society of Professional Journalists, Radio Television News Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists  present the Excellence in Journalism conference this year in Anaheim on August 24-26. Click here for more information.
  • The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication  is holding its annual conference in Washington D.C.,  Aug. 8-11.
  • More than 850 journalists, news executives, media researchers, and community leaders will attend the 23rd Annual Asian American Journalists Association Convention at the Hilton New York, August 21-24, 2013. Click here for more information.
  • More than 350 journalists and communication professionals from across the United States will meet in Boston from August 22 – 25, 2013 for the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association National Convention and 9th LGBT Media Summit. Click here for more information.
  • The McCormick Tribune Specialized Reporting Institute will be held at the University of Texas at El Paso campus this fall from September 26-29. There are 15 all-expenses paid scholarships for professional and independent journalists to attend. The application deadline is August 5. You may find more information here.
  • The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects.  For information on eligibility criteria or to apply, please visit us at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship-for-journalists/. Contact SSRC staff at abe@ssrc.org with any questions or concerns.
  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, “Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story,” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Award-winning professors Alec Klein of Northwestern University and Chris Roush of the University of North Carolina lead this day-long training, which focuses on identifying and developing local investigative business stories. Register at the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/16B86li

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

  • The 35th Annual SND Workshop and Exhibition will be held November 7-9, 2013, in Louisville, Kentucky. The event is hosted by Gannett Louisville Design Studio. Click here for more information.
  • The National Association of Science Writers will be held November 1-5 in Gainesville, Florida. Click here for more information.

If you have items you wish to include, please email them to me at benet AT aviationqueen DOT COM. Thanks!!

Four Interesting Kickstarter Journalism Projects

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force intern

Project: Opening this Summer The Malibu Beaches! by Escape Apps

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Jenny Price is a writer, artist and environmental historian. For years, she’s been covering all the obstacles to finding and using to these incredible beaches. But even with courts ruling over and over and over and over to allow public access, finding and using these beaches is still really tough. Until now. Jenny partnered with Escape Apps, builders of the Know What network. The campaign’s goal is to make the app free for everyone to download all summer long and work to get an Android version out this summer.

Project: Belt: Cleveland’s new online magazine by Anne Trubek

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Where culture and economic development meet. Long-form journalism and commentary. For Cleveland and around the rust belt. “Belt” will build on the astonishing success of Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology, which proved there is a need for thoughtful, in-depth reporting and commentary on culture and economic development in Cleveland and other industrial cities. The book was produced, start to finish, in three months. It drew volunteer submissions from more than 80 writers, was profitable within weeks of publication and is onto its second printing.  “Belt” will continue the momentum.

Project: How Jamaica Conquered the World by Roifield Brown

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Everyone likes to think that the places they love are worthy of a bit of praise – but you might think that claiming Jamaica conquered the world is taking things a bit far. The founder, Roifield Brown, wants to go out into the world and interview people who have played a part in the global outreach of Jamaica. He’s managed to do a lot with Skype in season 1, but not everyone he wants to speak to has access to a computer. Visits to Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand will help uncover other great stories of “How Jamaica has Conquered the World.”

Project: Discover hidden gems on the side streets of Manhattan by ManhattanSideways.com

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What began as a whimsical idea, crisscrossing the side streets of Manhattan, quickly developed into ManhattanSideways.com. The creator, Betsy, intrepidly began to walk this walk, revisiting each street via bicycle, car, or once again walking, as she realized how much a block can change hour-by-hour. ManhattanSideways.com was launched in the summer of 2012.  While ManhattanSideways.com is the story of one woman’s journey, it provides a venue for writers, photographers and filmmakers. The Kickstarter funds would enable them to grow their team, therefore completing the project of walking and reaching more businesses at an accelerated pace.

Calendar of Multimedia Training and Events

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Intern

Editor’s note: the Digital Journalism Task Force is working on programming that will take us right to the annual convention. To that end, we’d appreciate it if you could take this quick 5-question survey to let us know what you want. Thanks!!

Webbmedia Group has a great mega calendar of events that catches things not covered below. If you want to subscribe to the calendar, click here. You can also subscribe to this calendar so the information appears on your personal Google Calendar. Just go to the Webbmedia Google calendar, click the “+Google Calendar” icon at the bottom right, and then click “Yes, add this calendar” in the dialog box). The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has its training calendar posted for courses through July 2013.

MAY

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “Getting the Goods – Interviews that Work,” on May 8-9 at noon or 4:00 p.m. EST. Pulitzer Prize winner Jacqui Banaszynski will explore the core purposes, techniques and ethics of the interview process. She will reveal different interview approaches that work best in different situations and that apply to any genre of journalism. On Day 2, she will focus on interviews that produce not just information, but true stories, rich with character, scene and detail.
  • The collaboration between the Human Resources teams at NPR and Twitter#NPRTwitterChat, has now been extended to a quarterly series. The one hour chat, covered in the Mashable article, ‘How to Effectively Use Twitter as a Job Search Resource‘, brings together a mix of global subject matter experts at the intersections of human resources, recruiting and social media to share insights and tips with job seekers. The next #NPRTwitterChat will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST.
  • Expert John Low will show you the similarities and differences between print books and eBooks with the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Format Your eBook for Publication session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. Reporters who cover education and the difficult issues around teacher evaluation are invited to apply to attend “Grading the Teachers,” a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute on May 8-10 in Detroit.
  • Free Immigration briefing for journalists. Immigration reform touches every American. Journalists who want a better handle on how it will unfold are invited to this Capitol Hill Issues Briefing on Immigration Issues. Experts will explain details of the developing bills as they are debated. A reporter panel will help sort out the best resources and talk about the art and politics of covering immigration. Confirmed speakers include: Muzaffar Chishti, Director, Migration Policy Institute Office at NYU School of Law; Carrie Budoff Brown, POLITICO; Franco Ordonez, McClatchy. For more information and to register, click here.

  • Free Immigration briefing for journalists. Immigration reform touches every American. Journalists who want a better handle on how it will unfold are invited to this Capitol Hill Issues Briefing on Immigration Issues. Experts will explain details of the developing bills as they are debated. A reporter panel will help sort out the best resources and talk about the art and politics of covering immigration. Confirmed speakers include: Muzaffar Chishti, Director, Migration Policy Institute Office at NYU School of Law; Carrie Budoff Brown, POLITICO; Franco Ordonez, McClatchy. For more information and to register, click here.

  • The 2013 APME Journalism Excellence Awards honor superior journalism and innovation among, newspapers, radio, television and online news sites across the United States and Canada. The awards will be presented at the APME annual conference October 28-30 in Indianapolis. Visit the contest site here for more information. The deadline is May 15.
  • The Deadline Club is hosting its annual awards dinner on May 16 at 7:30 p.m. the Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY. The winners of the club’s annual awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments in journalism will be announced at this event, where they will each receive a “Rube,” the club’s distinctive statuette designed by the American artist Rube Goldberg. Finalists in the 2013 contest will be announced at the beginning of April on the club’s website, www.deadlineclub.org. Ticket prices will rise after 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. After that date, individual tickets will rise by $30 and a table of 10 will rise by $300. Tickets will remain on sale until the event, based on availability. For information and to order tickets click here or email awards.reservations@deadlineclub.org.
  •  The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free webinar, “Shell Companies and Fraud: An Investigative Primer,” with Loeb Award winner and freelance investigative journalist Kelly Carr. This one-hour training offers an introduction shell companies and best practices for identifying corrupt businesses in your community. Attend either one-hour session at noon or 4 p.m. ET. For more information please visit the main webinar page here.

JUNE

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “The Business of Me,” June 4-6 at noon or 4:00 p.m. In this three-day webinar with Mark Luckie of Twitter, learn how to brand and market yourself and to pitch your ideas, plus understand the basics of financial and time management. Identify five next steps to advance your career as an entrepreneur.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center is taking applications for its two-week “Multimedia Storytelling Institute 2013,” June 10-21 at UC-Berkeley. This intensive two-week program provides seminar style and hands-on training in essential skills for digital media production. The institute is ideal for journalists, educators and communication professionals interested in a rapid-paced immersible experience in multimedia content creation through delivery. The cost is $5,400; there’s a 10% discount if you register before May 10.
  • The Online News Association is partnering with the Global Editors Network to present several sessions at the Global News Summit 2013: Hack the Newsroom! (#GEN2013) conference on June 19-21 in Paris, France at Hotel de Ville, 5 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris. The conference will feature industry experts giving you the tools and strategies you need to help seed, encourage and implement experimentation and start-up culture in your digital newsroom. Registration is open to all ONA members and you can save 30 percent on registration if you purchase your tickets by Feb. 18. Early bird tickets are € 839 ($1,119.95) for GEN and ONA members and € 1,199 ($1,600.31).

JULY

  • The National Association of Black Journalists welcomes you to join us from July 31-August 4, 2013 as we gather in Orlando for the 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair! Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.

If you have items you wish to include, please email them to me at benet AT aviationqueen DOT COM. Thanks!!

Calendar of Multimedia Training & Events

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Intern

Editor’s note: the Digital Journalism Task Force is working on programming that will take us right to the annual convention. To that end, we’d appreciate it if you could take this quick 5-question survey to let us know what you want. Thanks!!

Webbmedia Group has a great mega calendar of events that catches things not covered below. If you want to subscribe to the calendar, click here. You can also subscribe to this calendar so the information appears on your personal Google Calendar. Just go to the Webbmedia Google calendar, click the “+Google Calendar” icon at the bottom right, and then click “Yes, add this calendar” in the dialog box). The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has its training calendar posted for courses through July 2013.

APRIL

  • Learn how award-winning professionals work through the creative process of storytelling on a deadline in these on-demand video replays in the Video Storytelling with the Pros: Creativity on a Deadline training package.
  • ASJA is hosting its 42nd Annual Writers Conference, ASJA2013: Fire Up Your Writing Career, which includes two full days open to the public, offering dozens of educational sessions focused on issues and topics pivotal to freelance writers. There will also be several social events designed to encourage professional networking.
  • NewsTrain, the signature on-site journalism training program of the Associated Press Media Editors, will make its first stop in its 10th anniversary year in Springfield, Ill. Workshops are being planned for April 29 and 30 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Downtown Springfield. Click here for more information.

MAY

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “Getting the Goods – Interviews that Work,” on May 8-9 at noon or 4:00 p.m. EST. Pulitzer Prize winner Jacqui Banaszynski will explore the core purposes, techniques and ethics of the interview process. She will reveal different interview approaches that work best in different situations and that apply to any genre of journalism. On Day 2, she will focus on interviews that produce not just information, but true stories, rich with character, scene and detail.
  • The collaboration between the Human Resources teams at NPR and Twitter, #NPRTwitterChat, has now been extended to a quarterly series. The one hour chat, covered in the Mashable article, ‘How to Effectively Use Twitter as a Job Search Resource‘, brings together a mix of global subject matter experts at the intersections of human resources, recruiting and social media to share insights and tips with job seekers. The next #NPRTwitterChat will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST.
  • The Sunlight Foundation’s 5th annual TransparencyCamp on May 4th and 5th at the George Washington University’s Marvin Center, Washington, DC. For the last five years, they’ve gathered together a variety of journalists, policy creators, technologists, concerned citizens, academics, watchdogs, and others to build community, share best practices, and problem-solve challenges to work in the transparency arena.
  • Learn how to pitch articles and reach out to major media outlets to get coverage for your book with the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Marketing & Publicity Part 2 session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
  • Expert John Low will show you the similarities and differences between print books and eBooks with the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Format Your eBook for Publication session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8.
  • Reporters who cover education and the difficult issues around teacher evaluation are invited to apply to attend “Grading the Teachers,” a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute on May 8-10 in Detroit.

JUNE

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “The Business of Me,” June 4-6 at noon or 4:00 p.m. In this three-day webinar with Mark Luckie of Twitter, learn how to brand and market yourself and to pitch your ideas, plus understand the basics of financial and time management. Identify five next steps to advance your career as an entrepreneur.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center is taking applications for its two-week “Multimedia Storytelling Institute 2013,” June 10-21 at UC-Berkeley. This intensive two-week program provides seminar style and hands-on training in essential skills for digital media production. The institute is ideal for journalists, educators and communication professionals interested in a rapid-paced immersible experience in multimedia content creation through delivery. The cost is $5,400; there’s a 10% discount if you register before May 10.
  • The Online News Association is partnering with the Global Editors Network to present several sessions at the Global News Summit 2013: Hack the Newsroom! (#GEN2013) conference on June 19-21 in Paris, France at Hotel de Ville, 5 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris. The conference will feature industry experts giving you the tools and strategies you need to help seed, encourage and implement experimentation and start-up culture in your digital newsroom. Registration is open to all ONA members and you can save 30 percent on registration if you purchase your tickets by Feb. 18. Early bird tickets are € 839 ($1,119.95) for GEN and ONA members and € 1,199 ($1,600.31).

JULY

  • The National Association of Black Journalists welcomes you to join us from July 31-August 4, 2013 as we gather in Orlando for the 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair! Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.

If you have items you wish to include, please email them to me at benet AT aviationqueen DOT COM. Thanks!!

Editor’s note: the Digital Journalism Task Force is working on programming that will take us right to the annual convention. To that end, we’d appreciate it if you could take this quick 5-question survey to let us know what you want. Thanks!!

Calendar of Multimedia Training and Events

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Intern

Webbmedia Group has a great mega calendar of events that catches things not covered below. If you want to subscribe to the calendar, click here. You can also subscribe to this calendar so the information appears on your personal Google Calendar. Just go to the Webbmedia Google calendar, click the “+Google Calendar” icon at the bottom right, and then click “Yes, add this calendar” in the dialog box). The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has its training calendar posted for courses through July 2013.

APRIL

  • The National Press Club Institute is hosting a “Post Election Payback” seminar from April 26, 2 – 7 p.m. to April 27, 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Center for Responsive Politics’ “Post-Election Payback” trainings aims to develop and nurture a more sophisticated level of media coverage by conducting three regional seminars that will train journalists to track campaign money’s effects on policy outcomes and on hiring decisions in Congress and in the new administration. April 26 includes a panel discussion from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. April 27 includes two panel discussions (morning and afternoon), breakfast and lunch included. Registration is $15 for NPC members; $25 for non-members. Register here.
  • Learn how award-winning professionals work through the creative process of storytelling on a deadline in these on-demand video replays in the Video Storytelling with the Pros: Creativity on a Deadline training package.
  • The American Society of Journalists and Authors is hosting its annual writer’s conference on April 25-27 in New York City. The conference is geared toward freelance writers who are looking to supercharge their careers.
  • ASJA is hosting its 42nd Annual Writers Conference, ASJA2013: Fire Up Your Writing Career, which includes two full days open to the public, offering dozens of educational sessions focused on issues and topics pivotal to freelance writers. There will also be several social events designed to encourage professional networking.
  • NewsTrain, the signature on-site journalism training program of the Associated Press Media Editors, will make its first stop in its 10th anniversary year in Springfield, Ill. Workshops are being planned for April 29 and 30 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Downtown Springfield. Click here for more information.

MAY

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “Getting the Goods – Interviews that Work,” on May 8-9 at noon or 4:00 p.m. EST. Pulitzer Prize winner Jacqui Banaszynski will explore the core purposes, techniques and ethics of the interview process. She will reveal different interview approaches that work best in different situations and that apply to any genre of journalism. On Day 2, she will focus on interviews that produce not just information, but true stories, rich with character, scene and detail.
  • The collaboration between the Human Resources teams at NPR and Twitter#NPRTwitterChat, has now been extended to a quarterly series. The one hour chat, covered in the Mashable article, ‘How to Effectively Use Twitter as a Job Search Resource‘, brings together a mix of global subject matter experts at the intersections of human resources, recruiting and social media to share insights and tips with job seekers. The next #NPRTwitterChat will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST.
  • The Sunlight Foundation’s 5th annual TransparencyCamp on May 4th and 5th at the George Washington University’s Marvin Center, Washington, DC. For the last five years, they’ve gathered together a variety of journalists, policy creators, technologists, concerned citizens, academics, watchdogs, and others to build community, share best practices, and problem-solve challenges to work in the transparency arena.
  • Learn how to pitch articles and reach out to major media outlets to get coverage for your book with the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Marketing & Publicity Part 2 session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
  • Expert John Low will show you the similarities and differences between print books and eBooks with  the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Format Your eBook for Publication session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8.
  • Reporters who cover education and the difficult issues around teacher evaluation are invited to apply to attend “Grading the Teachers,” a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute on May 8-10 in Detroit.

JUNE

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “The Business of Me,” June 4-6 at noon or 4:00 p.m. In this three-day webinar with Mark Luckie of Twitter, learn how to brand and market yourself and to pitch your ideas, plus understand the basics of financial and time management. Identify five next steps to advance your career as an entrepreneur.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center is taking applications for its two-week “Multimedia Storytelling Institute 2013,” June 10-21 at UC-Berkeley. This intensive two-week program provides seminar style and hands-on training in essential skills for digital media production. The institute is ideal for journalists, educators and communication professionals interested in a rapid-paced immersible experience in multimedia content creation through delivery. The cost is $5,400; there’s a 10% discount if you register before May 10.
  • The Online News Association is partnering with the Global Editors Network to present several sessions at the Global News Summit 2013: Hack the Newsroom! (#GEN2013) conference on June 19-21 in Paris, France at Hotel de Ville, 5 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris. The conference will feature industry experts giving you the tools and strategies you need to help seed, encourage and implement experimentation and start-up culture in your digital newsroom. Registration is open to all ONA members and you can save 30 percent on registration if you purchase your tickets by Feb. 18. Early bird tickets are € 839 ($1,119.95) for GEN and ONA members and € 1,199 ($1,600.31).

JULY

  • The National Association of Black Journalists welcomes you to join us from July 31-August 4, 2013 as we gather in Orlando for the 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair! Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.

If you have items you wish to include, please email them to me at benet AT aviationqueen DOT COM. Thanks!!

 

Calendar of Multimedia and Training Events

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Intern

Webbmedia Group has a great mega calendar of events that catches things not covered below. If you want to subscribe to the calendar, click here. You can also subscribe to this calendar so the information appears on your personal Google Calendar. Just go to the Webbmedia Google calendar, click the “+Google Calendar” icon at the bottom right, and then click “Yes, add this calendar” in the dialog box). The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has its training calendar posted for courses through July 2013.

APRIL

  • The Deadline Club has four $2,500 scholarships available for journalism students.  All applications, including supporting materials such as letters of recommendation, must be submitted via the scholarship website by the entry deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 19. For complete eligibility rules, or to submit an online application, go to the scholarship entry website.
  • The National Press Club Institute is hosting a “Post Election Payback” seminar from April 26, 2 – 7 p.m. to April 27, 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Center for Responsive Politics’ “Post-Election Payback” trainings aims to develop and nurture a more sophisticated level of media coverage by conducting three regional seminars that will train journalists to track campaign money’s effects on policy outcomes and on hiring decisions in Congress and in the new administration. April 26 includes a panel discussion from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. April 27 includes two panel discussions (morning and afternoon), breakfast and lunch included. Registration is $15 for NPC members; $25 for non-members. Register here.
  • Learn how award-winning professionals work through the creative process of storytelling on a deadline in these on-demand video replays in the Video Storytelling with the Pros: Creativity on a Deadline training package.
  • The National Association of Black Journalists will be hosting the 2013 NABJ Region V Conference on April 19-20. This two-day conference will include journalism workshops featuring media professionals and educators. Workshops will be offered in the following areas: radio production and programming, print journalism, television news reporting, social media and career preparation.
  • Get expert advice in working with writers to generate better story ideas and tell them in ways that resonate with readers at the Editors Boot Camp 2013: A Poynter Broadcast presentation. Learn more about how to join us either online or in-person for this April 22 event at 9 a.m. Eastern time.
  • The American Society of Journalists and Authors is hosting its annual writer’s conference on April 25-27 in New York City. The conference is geared toward freelance writers who are looking to supercharge their careers.
  • Calling all entrepreneurs! The Ray Taliaferro NABJ Entrepreneurial Spirit Award seeks to encourage and promote journalistic entrepreneurship. The grant is awarded annually to one recipient as recognition for the introduction or significant innovation of a new or existing media enterprise. The winner will receive $5,000 and a trip to NABJ’s 2013 Convention in Orlando! The deadline is April 19.
  • Blogalicious is planning its first-ever TECH Summit for aspiring and active startup founders, software developers and coders, bloggers with technology interests and tech thought-leaders on April 18 in Washington, D.C.
  • ASJA is hosting its 42nd Annual Writers Conference, ASJA2013: Fire Up Your Writing Career, which includes two full days open to the public, offering dozens of educational sessions focused on issues and topics pivotal to freelance writers. There will also be several social events designed to encourage professional networking.
  • NewsTrain, the signature on-site journalism training program of the Associated Press Media Editors, will make its first stop in its 10th anniversary year in Springfield, Ill. Workshops are being planned for April 29 and 30 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Downtown Springfield. Click here for more information.

MAY

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “Getting the Goods – Interviews that Work,” on May 8-9 at noon or 4:00 p.m. EST. Pulitzer Prize winner Jacqui Banaszynski will explore the core purposes, techniques and ethics of the interview process. She will reveal different interview approaches that work best in different situations and that apply to any genre of journalism. On Day 2, she will focus on interviews that produce not just information, but true stories, rich with character, scene and detail.
  • The collaboration between the Human Resources teams at NPR and Twitter#NPRTwitterChat, has now been extended to a quarterly series. The one hour chat, covered in the Mashable article, ‘How to Effectively Use Twitter as a Job Search Resource‘, brings together a mix of global subject matter experts at the intersections of human resources, recruiting and social media to share insights and tips with job seekers. The next #NPRTwitterChat will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST.
  • The Sunlight Foundation’s 5th annual TransparencyCamp on May 4th and 5th at the George Washington University’s Marvin Center, Washington, DC. For the last five years, they’ve gathered together a variety of journalists, policy creators, technologists, concerned citizens, academics, watchdogs, and others to build community, share best practices, and problem-solve challenges to work in the transparency arena.
  • Learn how to pitch articles and reach out to major media outlets to get coverage for your book with the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Marketing & Publicity Part 2 session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
  • Expert John Low will show you the similarities and differences between print books and eBooks with  the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Format Your eBook for Publication session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8.
  • Reporters who cover education and the difficult issues around teacher evaluation are invited to apply to attend “Grading the Teachers,” a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute on May 8-10 in Detroit.

JUNE

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “The Business of Me,” June 4-6 at noon or 4:00 p.m. In this three-day webinar with Mark Luckie of Twitter, learn how to brand and market yourself and to pitch your ideas, plus understand the basics of financial and time management. Identify five next steps to advance your career as an entrepreneur.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center is taking applications for its two-week “Multimedia Storytelling Institute 2013,” June 10-21 at UC-Berkeley. This intensive two-week program provides seminar style and hands-on training in essential skills for digital media production. The institute is ideal for journalists, educators and communication professionals interested in a rapid-paced immersible experience in multimedia content creation through delivery. The cost is $5,400; there’s a 10% discount if you register before May 10.
  • The Online News Association is partnering with the Global Editors Network to present several sessions at the Global News Summit 2013: Hack the Newsroom! (#GEN2013) conference on June 19-21 in Paris, France at Hotel de Ville, 5 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris. The conference will feature industry experts giving you the tools and strategies you need to help seed, encourage and implement experimentation and start-up culture in your digital newsroom. Registration is open to all ONA members and you can save 30 percent on registration if you purchase your tickets by Feb. 18. Early bird tickets are € 839 ($1,119.95) for GEN and ONA members and € 1,199 ($1,600.31).

JULY

  • The National Association of Black Journalists welcomes you to join us from July 31-August 4, 2013 as we gather in Orlando for the 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair! Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.

If you have items you wish to include, please email them to me at benet AT aviationqueen DOT COM. Thanks!!

Calendar of Multimedia and Training Events

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Intern

Webbmedia Group has a great mega calendar of events that catches things not covered below. If you want to subscribe to the calendar, click here. You can also subscribe to this calendar so the information appears on your personal Google Calendar. Just go to the Webbmedia Google calendar, click the “+Google Calendar” icon at the bottom right, and then click “Yes, add this calendar” in the dialog box). The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has its training calendar posted for courses through July 2013.

APRIL

  • Join NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Chair Benét Wilson for the next  DJTF TweetChat — Mobile Journalism Apps You Can Use — on Monday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.  We’ll recommend tools for smartphones and tablets and take your questions. The hashtag is #DJTFChat.
  • See how Spundge can help you cover a beat, research stories, collaborate with colleagues and create content and curated streams with its Content Curation and Creation with Spundge: A Digital Tools Tutorial webinar. This webinar is part of the Digital Tools Project at 2 p.m. Eastern time, April 10.
  • Learn how award-winning professionals work through the creative process of storytelling on a deadline in these on-demand video replays in the Video Storytelling with the Pros: Creativity on a Deadline training package.
  • The Society for Features Journalism is offering the 2013 Penny Bender Fuchs Diversity Fellowship for  journalists of color who produce arts and features content for news organizations or those interested in pursuing careers in arts and features. SFJ is hosting this  award in conjunction with its annual convention. Fellowships cover SFJ conference registration, airfare , hotel and a $300 stipend for other SFJ expenses. The application deadline is April 15.
  • The Data Visualization Summit will be taking place on April 10-13 in San Francisco. The summit brings together leaders in Data Viz to explain and clarify the numerous benefits of using data visualization. If you would like to attend please contact Victoria Elton at velton@theiegroup.com.
  • The National Association of Black Journalists will be hosting the 2013 NABJ Region V Conference on April 19-20. This two-day conference will include journalism workshops featuring media professionals and educators. Workshops will be offered in the following areas: radio production and programming, print journalism, television news reporting, social media and career preparation.
  • USC Annenberg’s Knight Digital Media Center is hosting a Show Me the Numbers: Basic Metrics to Grow Your Project webinar on Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. EST.  This free hands-on webinar will provide tangible strategies to use Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and other tools to measure results and make strategic decisions about your online project or web site.
  • Get expert advice in working with writers to generate better story ideas and tell them in ways that resonate with readers at the Editors Boot Camp 2013: A Poynter Broadcast presentation. Learn more about how to join us either online or in-person for this April 22 event at 9 a.m. Eastern time.
  • Mark your calendars for April 12-13 when NABJ-MU and the Diederich College of Communication will host the 2013 Midwest Journalism Summit. More than 75 journalism students from around the region will gather for two days of networking, hearing from seasoned journalists and participating in workshops and panels designed to build their journalism skills and savvy in whichever type of media they choose to pursue.
  • The American Society of Journalists and Authors is hosting its annual writer’s conference on April 25-27 in New York City. The conference is geared toward freelance writers who are looking to supercharge their careers.
  • Calling all entrepreneurs! The Ray Taliaferro NABJ Entrepreneurial Spirit Award seeks to encourage and promote journalistic entrepreneurship. The grant is awarded annually to one recipient as recognition for the introduction or significant innovation of a new or existing media enterprise. The winner will receive $5,000 and a trip to NABJ’s 2013 Convention in Orlando! The deadline is April 19.
  • Blogalicious is planning its first-ever TECH Summit for aspiring and active startup founders, software developers and coders, bloggers with technology interests and tech thought-leaders on April 18 in Washington, D.C.

MAY

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “Getting the Goods – Interviews that Work,” on May 8-9 at noon or 4:00 p.m. EST. Pulitzer Prize winner Jacqui Banaszynski will explore the core purposes, techniques and ethics of the interview process. She will reveal different interview approaches that work best in different situations and that apply to any genre of journalism. On Day 2, she will focus on interviews that produce not just information, but true stories, rich with character, scene and detail.
  • The collaboration between the Human Resources teams at NPR and Twitter#NPRTwitterChat, has now been extended to a quarterly series. The one hour chat, covered in the Mashable article, ‘How to Effectively Use Twitter as a Job Search Resource‘, brings together a mix of global subject matter experts at the intersections of human resources, recruiting and social media to share insights and tips with job seekers. The next #NPRTwitterChat will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST.
  • The Sunlight Foundation’s 5th annual TransparencyCamp on May 4th and 5th at the George Washington University’s Marvin Center, Washington, DC. For the last five years, they’ve gathered together a variety of journalists, policy creators, technologists, concerned citizens, academics, watchdogs, and others to build community, share best practices, and problem-solve challenges to work in the transparency arena.
  • Learn how to pitch articles and reach out to major media outlets to get coverage for your book with the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Marketing & Publicity Part 2 session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
  • Expert John Low will show you the similarities and differences between print books and eBooks with  the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Format Your eBook for Publication session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8.
  • Reporters who cover education and the difficult issues around teacher evaluation are invited to apply to attend “Grading the Teachers,” a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute on May 8-10 in Detroit.

JUNE

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “The Business of Me,” June 4-6 at noon or 4:00 p.m. In this three-day webinar with Mark Luckie of Twitter, learn how to brand and market yourself and to pitch your ideas, plus understand the basics of financial and time management. Identify five next steps to advance your career as an entrepreneur.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center is taking applications for its two-week “Multimedia Storytelling Institute 2013,” June 10-21 at UC-Berkeley. This intensive two-week program provides seminar style and hands-on training in essential skills for digital media production. The institute is ideal for journalists, educators and communication professionals interested in a rapid-paced immersible experience in multimedia content creation through delivery. The cost is $5,400; there’s a 10% discount if you register before May 10.
  • The Online News Association is partnering with the Global Editors Network to present several sessions at the Global News Summit 2013: Hack the Newsroom! (#GEN2013) conference on June 19-21 in Paris, France at Hotel de Ville, 5 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris. The conference will feature industry experts giving you the tools and strategies you need to help seed, encourage and implement experimentation and start-up culture in your digital newsroom. Registration is open to all ONA members and you can save 30 percent on registration if you purchase your tickets by Feb. 18. Early bird tickets are € 839 ($1,119.95) for GEN and ONA members and € 1,199 ($1,600.31).

JULY

  • The National Association of Black Journalists welcomes you to join us from July 31-August 4, 2013 as we gather in Orlando for the 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair! Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.

If you have items you wish to include, please email them to me at benet AT aviationqueen DOT COM. Thanks!!

Calendar of Multimedia and Training Events

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Intern

Webbmedia Group has a great mega calendar of events that catches things not covered below. If you want to subscribe to the calendar, click here. You can also subscribe to this calendar so the information appears on your personal Google Calendar. Just go to the Webbmedia Google calendar, click the “+Google Calendar” icon at the bottom right, and then click “Yes, add this calendar” in the dialog box). The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has its training calendar posted for courses through July 2013.

APRIL

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism will award two $1,000 fellowships to attend the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) in Washington April 4-6. NABJ member Christopher Nelson, NBC News Assignment Editor , was one of last year’s winners.
  • Join NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Chair Benét Wilson for the next  DJTF TweetChat — Mobile Journalism Tools You Can Use — on Monday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.  We’ll recommend tools for smartphones and tablets and take your questions. The hashtag is #DJTFChat.
  • See how Spundge can help you cover a beat, research stories, collaborate with colleagues and create content and curated streams with its Content Curation and Creation with Spundge: A Digital Tools Tutorial webinar. This webinar is part of the Digital Tools Project at 2 p.m. Eastern time, April 10.
  • Learn how award-winning professionals work through the creative process of storytelling on a deadline in these on-demand video replays in the Video Storytelling with the Pros: Creativity on a Deadline training package.
  • The Society for Features Journalism is offering the 2013 Penny Bender Fuchs Diversity Fellowship for  journalists of color who produce arts and features content for news organizations or those interested in pursuing careers in arts and features. SFJ is hosting this  award in conjunction with its annual convention. Fellowships cover SFJ conference registration, airfare , hotel and a $300 stipend for other SFJ expenses. The application deadline is April 15.
  • The Data Visualization Summit will be taking place on April 10-13 in San Francisco. The summit brings together leaders in Data Viz to explain and clarifiy the numerous benefits of using data visualization. If you would like to attend please contact Victoria Elton at velton@theiegroup.com.
  • The National Conference for Media Reform is dedicated to changing  the media and building a better democracy. The conference will be held in Denver on April 5-7.
  • The National Association of Black Journalists will be hosting its 2013 NABJ Conference on Health Disparities in Washington D.C. on April 4. Topics addressed at the Media Institute will include the social determinants of health, creative community solutions to health care access and prevention, newly enacted provisions of the Affordable Care Act and HIV/AIDS in the black community. Previous conference have addressed mental health, childhood obesity, and infant mortality.
  • The National Association of Black Journalists will be hosting the 2013 NABJ Region V Conference on April 19-20. This two-day conference will include journalism workshops featuring media professionals and educators. Workshops will be offered in the following areas: radio production and programming, print journalism, television news reporting, social media and career preparation.
  • USC Annenberg’s Knight Digital Media Center is hosting a Show Me the Numbers: Basic Metrics to Grow Your Project webinar on Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. EST.  This free hands-on webinar will provide tangible strategies to use Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and other tools to measure results and make strategic decisions about your online project or web site.
  • Get expert advice in working with writers to generate better story ideas and tell them in ways that resonate with readers at the Editors Boot Camp 2013: A Poynter Broadcast presentation. Learn more about how to join us either online or in-person for this April 22 event at 9 a.m. Eastern time.
  • Mark your calendars for April 12-13 when NABJ-MU and the Diederich College of Communication will host the 2013 Midwest Journalism Summit. More than 75 journalism students from around the region will gather for two days of networking, hearing from seasoned journalists and participating in workshops and panels designed to build their journalism skills and savvy in whichever type of media they choose to pursue.
  • The American Society of Journalists and Authors is hosting its annual writer’s conference on April 25-27 in New York City. The conference is geared toward freelance writers who are looking to supercharge their careers.
  • Calling all entrepreneurs! The Ray Taliaferro NABJ Entrepreneurial Spirit Award seeks to encourage and promote journalistic entrepreneurship. The grant is awarded annually to one recipient as recognition for the introduction or significant innovation of a new or existing media enterprise. The winner will receive $5,000 and a trip to NABJ’s 2013 Convention in Orlando! The deadline is April 19.

  • Blogalicious is planning its first-ever TECH Summit for aspiring and active startup founders, software developers and coders, bloggers with technology interests and tech thought-leaders on April 18 in Washington, D.C.

MAY

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “Getting the Goods – Interviews that Work,” on May 8-9 at noon or 4:00 p.m. EST. Pulitzer Prize winner Jacqui Banaszynski will explore the core purposes, techniques and ethics of the interview process. She will reveal different interview approaches that work best in different situations and that apply to any genre of journalism. On Day 2, she will focus on interviews that produce not just information, but true stories, rich with character, scene and detail.
  • The collaboration between the Human Resources teams at NPR and Twitter#NPRTwitterChat, has now been extended to a quarterly series. The one hour chat, covered in the Mashable article, ‘How to Effectively Use Twitter as a Job Search Resource‘, brings together a mix of global subject matter experts at the intersections of human resources, recruiting and social media to share insights and tips with job seekers. The next #NPRTwitterChat will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST.
  • The Sunlight Foundation’s 5th annual TransparencyCamp on May 4th and 5th at the George Washington University’s Marvin Center, Washington, DC. For the last five years, they’ve gathered together a variety of journalists, policy creators, technologists, concerned citizens, academics, watchdogs, and others to build community, share best practices, and problem-solve challenges to work in the transparency arena.
  • Learn how to pitch articles and reach out to major media outlets to get coverage for your book with the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Marketing & Publicity Part 2 session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
  • Expert John Low will show you the similarities and differences between print books and eBooks with  the Self-Publishing Finishing School’s Format Your eBook for Publication session at 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8.
  • Reporters who cover education and the difficult issues around teacher evaluation are invited to apply to attend “Grading the Teachers,” a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute on May 8-10 in Detroit.

JUNE

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free two-part online webinar, “The Business of Me,” June 4-6 at noon or 4:00 p.m. In this three-day webinar with Mark Luckie of Twitter, learn how to brand and market yourself and to pitch your ideas, plus understand the basics of financial and time management. Identify five next steps to advance your career as an entrepreneur.
  • The Knight Digital Media Center is taking applications for its two-week “Multimedia Storytelling Institute 2013,” June 10-21 at UC-Berkeley. This intensive two-week program provides seminar style and hands-on training in essential skills for digital media production. The institute is ideal for journalists, educators and communication professionals interested in a rapid-paced immersible experience in multimedia content creation through delivery. The cost is $5,400; there’s a 10% discount if you register before May 10.
  • The Online News Association is partnering with the Global Editors Network to present several sessions at the Global News Summit 2013: Hack the Newsroom! (#GEN2013) conference on June 19-21 in Paris, France at Hotel de Ville, 5 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris. The conference will feature industry experts giving you the tools and strategies you need to help seed, encourage and implement experimentation and start-up culture in your digital newsroom. Registration is open to all ONA members and you can save 30 percent on registration if you purchase your tickets by Feb. 18. Early bird tickets are € 839 ($1,119.95) for GEN and ONA members and € 1,199 ($1,600.31).

JULY

  • The National Association of Black Journalists welcomes you to join us from July 31-August 4, 2013 as we gather in Orlando for the 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair! Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.

If you have items you wish to include, please email them to me at benet AT aviationqueen DOT COM. Thanks!!