Saturday, September 8, 2007

Learning From Sree

Sree leads outstanding workshops--if you can, make it to one of these sessions.
Here's the info:
From Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia University journalism professor
and WNBC-TV Tech Reporter

I am teaching the following in-person workshops this Fall in NYC, along with
two online courses that are available anywhere anytime you'd like to tunein.

You can always find a full roster of classes on the right side of

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS IN NYC (Four topics, Sept-Nov)

* MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 6:30-9:30 pm, downtown at mediabistro.

TOPIC: Blogs Every Media Professional Know: Find what you need on the Web
without drowning in too much info
There is much confusion about blogs, bloggers and blogging. Is this the end of journalism as we know it? Or is it just another small step in the evolution of media? Are any worth following? You will get answers to these and other questions at this workshop. You will go home with plenty of useful ideas from this fun, informative, fast-paced seminar.

* TUES, SEPT. 25, 6:30-9:30 pm, downtown at mediabistro.

10 NEW Tech Things to Try Today: Become more skilled and efficient on the Web
Having a tough time keeping up with all the technology changes around you?
Worried that there's some new tech tip or cool site that all your friends and family already know about but you don't? Then this fast-paced seminar aimed at writers and other media professionals is for you. You will learn about some terrific new ideas that will make you more efficient, help you with your work, and improve your online life. You will leave with more than 10 ideas, a useful handout and a whole new outlook on technology.

* SATURDAY, OCT. 13, 10 am - 4 pm uptown at Columbia Journalism School.
TOPIC: Building A Personal Website and Your Online Brand
An intensive, all-day workshop that focuses on building or (dramatically
revamping) a personal website and helping improve your online brand. You will learn how to design create a website, put up your clips and writing samples, incorporate a blog and photos and other useful skills. We will also look at and critique other personal sites. You will also learn how to maintain and update your site so that it can you can continue to showcase your work on it for years to come. We will also discuss and share tips on how to increase your online presence and branding in various ways. This workshop is aimed at media professionals of all levels of experience.

* THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 6-10 pm, uptown at Columbia Journalism School

TOPIC: "Blogging for Journalists & Writers"
An intensive, hands-on workshop about the myriad ways journalists and writers can use blogs and other tools to improve traditional reporting and
storytelling. Attendees will also learn how to become bloggers themselves. You are welcome to come with a blog idea and develop it that night - but that's not mandatory. We'll look at ways in which you can build a wider audience for your work and make money through blogging. We will also discuss photoblogs, videoblogs, podcasting, Web 2.0 tools and whatever's next. Also featuring MEET A BLOGSTAR - a chance to learn from one of the world's top bloggers. This workshop is aimed at any media professionals who want to master some of the most important web developments in recent years.

(while you are there, check out Sam Freedman's excellent course on writing a
book proposal)


Blogs Every Media Professional Should Know

NEW! Understanding Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking, and Mobile Internet

See "Changing Media Landscape," a list of constantly updated articles
about the media revolution around us. It started as a reading list for my
Columbia students, but I have been told it's useful by folks around the

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