By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group
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The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University has updated its calendar of free workshops and webinars through September. And Media Bistro has its current course list available through July.
- Internet Week New York City is being held June 6-13. Internet Week is a week-long festival of events celebrating New York’s thriving internet industry and community.
- Applications for this year’s Knight-Batten Awards are now open. The contest is open to all news efforts originating between May 1, 2010, and June 6, 2011. Entries need not be specific stories, but rather demonstrative of innovation and could consist of networked journalism projects, new social networking ideas, innovative citizen media initiatives, news games, creative use of mobile devices, data mining ideas, new online applications, augmented reality experiences, or other advances in interactive and participatory journalism or out-of-the-box thinking. Entries may also employ simple efforts that notably connect in new ways with a community. Applications cost $50, and are due June 6.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism will hold a workshop June 8, the afternoon before the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Conference June 9-12 in Orlando, Fla., entitled Investigating Private Companies and Nonprofits. Find public documents on private companies and the basics of what you’ll find in those documents, including the pitfalls and understand the new Form 990 and the basics of nonprofits’ finances.
- The #140conf: NYC – Exploring “The State of NOW” will be held June 15-16 at the 92nd Street Y.
- The (AR) Augmented Reality Summit conference will be held in London on June 16. The event is designed to explore this new dynamic reality and provide delegates with the perfect opportunity to uncover Augmented Reality in full and explore the opportunity’s AR brings any brand or company.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free Webinar, “10 Tips for Turning National Stories into Great Local Ones,” June 21 at noon or 4:00 p.m. EDT. Listeners will learn how to localize hot national stories.
- The Blogging While Brown conference will be held July 8-10 in Los Angeles. The conference provides continuing technology education and networking opportunities to an audience primarily comprised of African American digital media content creators.
- Media Bistro is holding an online Entrepreneurial Journalism Boot Camp July 12-Aug. 30. The camp features online entrepreneurs Rafat Ali (paidContent), Michelle Madhok (SheFinds Media), Laurel Touby (mediabistro.com), and many more. Learn what to consider when launching your start-up. Draft your business plan over eight weeks with the help of your peers. Participants will vote on the most viable business plans in the group and the winner will have the chance to hear feedback from entrepreneur and venture capitalist Larry Kramer (Polaris Ventures), who will also answer questions from the group. The cost is $399 if you register by June 14; after that, it’s $499.
- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is holding a free Webinar, “Unlocking Financial Statements,” July 18-22. The weeklong online seminar covers income statements, balance sheets, cash flows and writing about numbers.
- The National Association of Black Journalists is holding its annual convention and career fair Aug. 3-7, 2011, in Philadelphia. Professional journalists, students and educators will take part in full- and half-day seminars designed to strengthen and enhance their skills. Workshops throughout the five-day convention will highlight journalism ethics, entrepreneurship, specialized journalism and transitioning journalism skills to book publishing, screen writing and media relations.
- The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) will host a Student Mentorship and Training Program at its annual LGBT Media Summit & Convention Aug. 25 to 28 in Philadelphia. Each year, NLGJA chooses students from across the country to participate in its student project — providing real-world experience to undergraduate and graduate students who are considering a career in journalism. To apply, students simply fill out an application, attaching the requested items found on the NLGJA website, and return them to NLGJA by June 10. If chosen, NLGJA will pay for the selected student’s convention attendance, airfare, food and hotel at the convention site.
- The Online News Association will hold its annual Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet Sept. 22-24, 2011 in Boston.
- BlogWorld & New Media will be held Nov. 3-5 in Los Angeles. The conference is the first and only industry-wide conference, tradeshow and media event dedicated to blogging, podcasting, social media, social networking, online video, music, Internet TV and radio. The New Media Expo provides the only industry-wide new media marketplace for networking, online business and marketing resources, while the Social Media Business Summit is the world’s largest social media business conference where business owners, marketing executives and global brands learn strategies, tools and technologies to grow their businesses with social media. Register at blogworldexpo.com with the promo code MASH20 to save 20% off the ticket price!
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