One of the best things about this year’s National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention and Career Fair was all the workshops, panels and training on how to be a journalist and an entrepreneur.
Sheila Brooks, founder and CEO of SRB Communications, LLC taught the Entrepreneur LEARNING LAB: “It’s All About Business: Strategies to Leverage Your Talents and Relationships.” NABJ Media Institute Chairman Doug Mitchell was among those teaching the two-day New U: News Entrepreneurs Working through UNITY seminar. Valerie Coleman Morris taught the workshop Mind Over Money Matters: Tips from an INTRApreneur. And there was the Funding Innovative Ideas panel moderated by Mike Green, a former journalist and CEO of Vizitnow3D.
If you didn’t get to attend NABJ 2010, the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University is holding a FREE online Webinar Aug. 9-13 — How to be an entrepreneur as a business journalist. The course will be taught by NABJ member and freelance journalist Maya Payne Smart of Writing Coach, along with the Poynter Institute’s “Ask-the Recruiter” blogger Joe Grimm.
Topics during the week-long Webinar include: the nuts and bolts of setting up a journalism-based business; how to maintain your social and mental health; marketing yourself; and branding yourself. The Webinar will end with Joe Grimm moderating a live chat with five successful journalist entrepreneurs.
Too many times we have complained that our members don’t hear about training opportunities like this, so here’s the information. Did I mention that this training is free? I encourage you to click on this link to sign up for this free Webinar.