By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group
Wednesday, June 15 is the LAST day to pre-register for this year’s National Association of Black Journalists’ Annual Convention and Career Fair in Philadelphia Aug. 3-7, 2011. The current rate is $380, but that jumps to $800 on June 16. Click HERE to register, and I hope to see you there!
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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 December.
- 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.
- Blogalicious will he held Oct. 21-23 in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2009, the Blogalicious Weekend conferences are aimed at celebrating the diversity of women of all ethnicities in social media.
- 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!
If you have any items that I’ve missed, please drop me an email via the DJTF Yahoo! Listserv or at regaviationqueen AT yahoo DOT com. Thanks!