Two weeks ago, we covered Journalism Interactive 2011, a two-day conference hosted by the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and sponsored by publisher SAGE/CQ Press. As we continue into the second half of 2011, we’re highlighting five upcoming journalism workshops and conferences that will help you network, expand your skill set, and learn new topics from some of the thought leaders in the journalism industry.
Date: September 16, 2011
Location: Reston, VA
The American Press Institute is conducting a one-day workshop to help give journalists the tools they need to build a solid and consistent journalistic brand. While the workshop is for journalists, bloggers, freelancers, independent news producers, and anyone who works for news organizations across all platforms are encouraged to register. Attendees will walk away from the session with a customized branding blueprint, which includes actionable steps for establishing and enhancing your brand along with resources for further work. The deadline for registration is September 13, 2011, and tuition for the workshop is $15.
Date: September 22-24, 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Date: September 25-27, 2011
Location: New Orleans, LA
The Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association will join forces in the Big Easy for the annual Excellence in Journalism Conference. Conference highlights include a newsroom tour of The Times-Picayune, several half-day and full-day pre-conference workshops, and a free student networking event called The Student Union. Excellent in Journalism 2011 has over 50 featured speakers, including NPR’s Andy Carvin and Keith Woods, Mark Briggs (author of “Journalism Next,” “Journalism 2.0” and “Entrepreneurial Journalism: How to Build What’s Next for News”), and Vadim Lavrusik, Journalist Program Manager from Facebook. There are two pricing options for registration, and September 14, 2011 is the deadline.
Date: October 13, 2011
Location: New York City, NY
Looking for ways to effectively manage the non-stop flood of digital data? The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is hosting a half-day workshop at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism for business journalists. The workshop will include 36+ specific sites, tools and techniques for controlling the flow of digital information, including tips to streamline social media, organize and backup documents, and achieve the nirvana of “Inbox Zero”. Did I mention that registration for the event is free? If you’re in the NYC area, this is a great workshop to take part in for the afternoon.
Date: October 28, 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
This informative and interactive one-day TEDx event will explore the future of journalism and explore what journalists can do to create compelling stories from the available technology on the market. TEDxPoynterInstitute boasts an impressive roster of faculty for the event, including CEO of xtranormal.com Graham Sharp, NPR’s Editorial Product Manager Matt Thompson, and Robin Sloan, the Media Partnership Manager with Twitter. Registration is $75 and will go up to $99 after August 26, 2010.
Are there any journalism workshops or conferences occurring in the next few months we should know about? Let us know in the comments!