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July 16, 2024, 1:00 pm - July 16, 2024, 2:00 pm • SPJ Community (International)

International Community Get Together

Because the International Community membership is spread out around the world, getting together for a drink or coffee is difficult.

We will try to meet online every third Tuesday at 1pm ET just to check in with each other.

Website: Link
Contact: Dan Kubiske (dan@kubiske.org)
Tagged under: Together, Diversity, International Journalism, Students, Educators, Free Events, SPJ Chapters, SPJ Communities, Press Freedom, International Journalism

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July 17, 2024, 7:00 pm - July 17, 2024, 8:00 pm • Uncategorized

SPJ Freelance Community - Monthly Board Meeting

SPJ's Freelance community will hold its monthly board meeting. RSVP to get the Zoom details for the meeting by emailing spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com.

Website: Link
Contact: Stacie Overton Johnson (spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com)
Tagged under: Together, Freelancing, Free Events, SPJ Communities

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July 23, 2024, 12:00 pm - July 23, 2024, 1:00 pm • SPJ Committee

All You Need To Know About SPJ Board Elections

An information session to answer questions about the election process for the Society of Professional Journalists Board of Directors.

Website: Link
Contact: Sheetal Banchariya (sb4695@columbia.edu )
Tagged under: SPJ Committees

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July 25, 2024, 12:00 pm - July 25, 2024, 1:00 pm • General Journalism

Revenue generation for publishers: Aligning profit with purpose

Join Indiegraf and Amanda Zamora for a free Q&A session designed to help independent publishers align their mission with revenue generation. In this webinar, discover how to align your mission with revenue goals, avoid burnout and achieve sustainable growth.

With limited seats available, register now to get live answers to your revenue questions by an industry professional.

Founder and Principal of Agencia Media. Agencia Media is a consultancy that partners with organizations to drive narrative change and civic engagement, especially with and for communities of color. She has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist, storyteller, editor and disruptor in the news industry, most recently as co-founder and former publisher of The 19th. She is most interested in problem-solving around audience development, product development and sustainability.

Website: Link
Contact: Montserrat Cortez (hello@indiegraf.com)
Tagged under: Together, Ethics, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events

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July 26, 2024, 12:00 pm - July 26, 2024, 1:30 pm • General Journalism

Design Workshop: How to create compelling visuals when it’s not usually your job

In our scroll and skim culture, visuals make or break whether a reader engages with your content. But we don’t all have a graphic design professional on staff to help create compelling images on deadline. If you’re a journalist or communication professional looking to build your design skills, get a head start with our beginner course for designing visuals when it’s not usually part of your job.

Beth Francesco, the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s executive director, will share best practices for creating visuals, regardless of your hands-on design experience. We’ll work through specific exercises during the program, so plan to walk away inspired and with at least one design you can use right away. Tickets are $25.

Website: Link
Contact: Beth Francesco (bfrancesco@press.org)
Tagged under: Freelancing, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism

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July 31, 2024 • General Journalism

The IIJ Freelance Business Workshop

Presented by the Institute for Independent Journalists.

This full-day workshop will help freelancers develop a sustainable independent journalism practice. While geared toward people with a few years of experience, even long-time entrepreneurs will learn skills to level up.

Topics Include:

- The 3 P’s model of structuring a freelance portfolio and what to negotiate for in addition to higher pay.
- Effective networking, recruiting anchor clients, identifying your brand and niche, and when to say no.
- A range of organization, time management, and mental health strategies.


Where: Columbia College Chicago, 1104 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
Website: Link
Contact: Katherine Reynolds Lewis (TheIIJ@gmail.com)
Tagged under: Together, Freelancing, Students, Journalism Training

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August 2, 2024, 12:00 pm - August 2, 2024, 1:30 pm • General Journalism

Tips For Inspired Writing: Lunch & Learn with Steve Padilla

Re-energize how you view writing -- and the way you do it -- with tips from nationally sought-after writing coach Steve Padilla. Padilla, who entertained standing-room-only audiences during our Pro Tips writing workshop in 2019, is editor of Column One, the L.A. Times’ showcase for storytelling.

Padilla has once again partnered with the National Press Club Journalism Institute to guide you out of your writing ruts with sentence-level, achievable techniques to invigorate your writing. Designed for professional nonfiction writers, Padilla’s talk will give you fresh ways to craft descriptions, construct anecdotes, and trim and squeeze your copy.

Tickets are on sale now and include a boxed lunch and drink.

Where: National Press Building, Washington, DC, USA
Website: Link
Contact: Beth Francesco (bfrancesco@press.org)
Tagged under: Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism

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August 5, 2024, 9:00 am - August 9, 2024, 12:00 pm • General Journalism

Data Journalism Bootcamp - Google Sheets + Python (In-Person)

IRE’s Data Journalism Bootcamp provides a broad foundation in finding, assessing and analyzing data for anyone interested in using these skills in the newsroom. This version of the bootcamp is tailored for people who already have some experience working with data. We'll start with an accelerated overview of using spreadsheets to clean and analyze data, and then introduce Python, a powerful general-purpose programming language that you can use to analyze huge datasets, scrape data from the web, clean and reshape data, extract complex tables from PDF files and much more. We’ll also cover finding data sources, using public records, bulletproofing your analysis and best practices for using numbers in your stories. Attendees are asked to bring their own laptop and pre-install some software prior to the bootcamp. If a laptop is not available, we would be happy to provide one for you. Please reach out to logistics@ire.org to make arrangements.

IRE requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and participants are expected to follow all COVID protocols in place at the host institution. Masks are encouraged.

Where: 401 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO, USA
Website: Link
Contact: IRE Main Office (info@ire.org)
Tagged under: Students, Educators, Journalism Training

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August 10, 2024, 7:30 pm - August 10, 2024, 9:30 pm • SPJ Local (Region 3)

SPJ Georgia's 2nd Annual Sip & Share

Celebrate SPJ Georgia's 10-year anniversary with us. The AJC's Mike Jordan will host the special evening.

Mix and mingle with some of Georgia’s top journalists and media professionals over wine and hors d’oeuvres.

A portion of the ticket sales will go to Atlanta Mission’s My Sister’s House.

Where: Ten Forty Commercial Lofts, United States, 30312
Website: Link
Contact: Laura J. Downey (spjgeorgia@gmail.com)
Tagged under: SPJ Chapters

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August 14, 2024, 7:00 pm - August 14, 2024, 8:00 pm • Uncategorized

SPJ Freelance Community - Monthly Board Meeting

SPJ's Freelance community will hold its monthly board meeting. RSVP to get the Zoom details for the meeting by emailing spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com.

Website: Link
Contact: Stacie Overton Johnson (spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com)
Tagged under: Together, Freelancing, Free Events, SPJ Communities

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August 16, 2024, 1:00 pm - August 16, 2024, 5:00 pm • General Journalism

Structuring Your Story: A master class on organizing narrative & breaking news

All great stories have a beginning, middle, and end. But organizing a pile of reporting notes, quotes and data can be, well, overwhelming. Just how should journalists tackle story structure, especially with the variety of options?

Join four award-winning reporters and editors as they explore story structure and strategies for constructing memorable stories on and off deadline. Hosted by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, this half-day virtual workshop will include tips and tools for building structures that effectively shape breaking news, feature, and investigative stories.

Whether you are an experienced journalist or a new to the business you will develop some new approaches to story writing. Bring your story structure challenges, as instructors will answer questions throughout the afternoon. Give yourself a professional gift and learn from some of the best in the business.

Tickets are on sale now and program participants will have access to a recording of the sessions.

Website: Link
Contact: Bara Vaida (BVaida@press.org)
Tagged under: Freelancing, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Webinars

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September 11, 2024, 7:00 pm - September 11, 2024, 8:00 pm • Uncategorized

SPJ Freelance Community - Monthly Board Meeting

SPJ's Freelance community will hold its monthly board meeting. RSVP to get the Zoom details for the meeting by emailing spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com.

Website: Link
Contact: Stacie Overton Johnson (spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com)
Tagged under: Together, Freelancing, Free Events, SPJ Communities

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September 26, 2024, 9:00 am • SPJ National

SPJ Board Meeting

Materials and a Zoom link will be posted online prior to the meeting.

Website: Link
Contact: SPJ (communications@spj.org)

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November 13, 2024, 6:00 pm - November 13, 2024, 7:00 pm • Uncategorized

SPJ Freelance Community - Monthly Board Meeting

SPJ's Freelance community will hold its monthly board meeting. RSVP to get the Zoom details for the meeting by emailing spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com.

Website: Link
Contact: Stacie Overton Johnson (spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com)
Tagged under: Together, Freelancing, Free Events, SPJ Communities

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December 18, 2024, 6:00 pm - December 18, 2024, 7:00 pm • Uncategorized

SPJ Freelance Community - Monthly Board Meeting

SPJ's Freelance community will hold its monthly board meeting. RSVP to get the Zoom details for the meeting by emailing spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com.

Website: Link
Contact: Stacie Overton Johnson (spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com)
Tagged under: Freelancing, Free Events, SPJ Communities

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