You know how to network for jobs on LinkedIn. But do you know how to milk the site for story ideas, contact sources, get traffic for your stories and track the moves of top executives on your beat? We’ll learn tips about the best ways to make use of LinkedIn as a journalist in a meeting at the company’s Mountain View headquarters. The meeting starts with refreshments and schmoozing, then moves to a high-level presentation by LinkedIn’s journalism community manager and San Francisco State University associate professor Yumi Wilson. And as a bonus, attendees will get 1 free year of LinkedIn Premium.
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Dear Journalist Friends,
Want to reboot, recharge, retool?
SPRING TRAINING FOR JOURNALISTS
Sponsored by Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at SFSU and
Pacific Media Workers Guild Freelancers Unit
Saturday, May 4
Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door (Students $10/15, Guild and CWA members free).
The conference runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes sessions on:
Breaking into radio with Ben Trefny (KALW), Raul Ramirez (KQED), Queena Kim (Marketplace)
Advanced FOIA and public records, with Seth Rosenfeld (“Subversives”)
Creating great visuals, with Carrie Ching, recently of the Center for Investigative Reporting
Cell phone videojournalism with Ken Kobre
Getting work into magazines with editors of California, Afar, San Francisco and California Lawyer
Multimedia on the cheap with Pulitzer Prize winner Kim Komenich
Covering technology with tech writers Harry McCracken and Chris Null
Digital storytelling on deadline with Mike Kepka of the San Francisco Chronicle
Niche reporting with writers who cover technology, healthcare and music/culture
Making the most of internships with Yumi Wilson
The business of freelancing with Dan Fost and Bill Snyder
Smartphone photography with Len Cook
Carol Pogash will keynote: “The Unscripted Life,” how a long-time Examiner staffer surprised herself and became a successful freelancer.
Click here to learn more details and to register.
Lunch and a post-conference reception is included.
Hope to see you there.
For questions, please email email@example.com
As journalism becomes more digital, news organizations increasingly need more engaging interactive content for their sites, and easy ways to create it. Meograph is a tool that its developers say enables anyone to easily create professional-quality rich media; it pairs maps, timelines, links, and multimedia, and offers viewers a new form of interactive story that they can watch in minutes or explore for hours.
Misha Leybovich, the founder of Meograph, will present this useful tool for journalists. He will cover the problems that Meograph is trying to solve, demonstrate the basic and “power” features of the product, how its commonly used, and will hold a short workshop to teach attendees how to put it to use. Please bring a laptop!
Pizza and drinks will be served. This event is free.
SPJ Northern California welcomes the ONA-SF community to learn how normally competitive journalists from different Bay Area news outlets learned to work together to prove how you can’t kill a story by killing the messenger. Thomas Peele, an investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group, will speak about his new book, “Killing the Messenger – A Story of Radical Faith, Racism’s Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist,” with SPJ Northern California Board member Randy Shandobil.
The book tells the story of the murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey, the history of the Black Muslim movement, and the Oakland cult whose members killed him.
Peele will be joined by the two other lead reporters on the Chauncey Bailey Project: Mary Fricker, a former staff writer for the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, and Bob Butler, KCBS Radio, Vice President Broadcast, National Association of Black Journalists, and Vice President, AFTRA. They will talk about how print journalists worked with television and radio journalists, and how this new model of collaboration is becoming increasingly common and necessary to get in-depth stories out to the public.
Please register on Meetup using the link below.
Join SF-area journalists, technologists, hackers, bloggers or other general media nerds for a holiday party at the Associated Press Headquarters on Wed., Dec. 7 @ 7 pm. The cost is $10 and refreshments and food.
To full details and to RSVP head to meetup.com.
Bonus: Also joining will be ONA staffers Jane McDonnell and Jeanne Brooks who will in town planning for ONA12 scheduled for Sept. 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.