Friday, September 21, 2007

More From Sree

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.
Details and signup:

(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 ---

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Please have your NYC friends join us at this annual, FREE panel about the future of our industry.

"The Changing Media Landscape, 2007"
Tuesday, Nov. 13 / Columbia Journalism School / 6:30-9 pm

The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Hearst Foundation present their annual look at the changing media industry, with an emphasis on new media and online journalism. Join a discussion led by six media influencers about current trends. This is a different kind of panel, with a real conversation among the participants and no Powerpoint in sight.
This annual program invites speakers each year to assess - and track - the revolution taking place all around us.


Josh Cohen, business product manager, Google News (coming from the

Hossein "Hoder" Derakhshan, an Iranian-born blogger, journalist, and Internet activist (coming from Toronto)

Jonathan Dube, director of digital programming, CBC (coming from Toronto)

Andrew Lih, author of a new book on Wikipedia and expert on Chinese media (coming from Beijing)

Mindy McAdams, new media education pioneer and professor at University of Floriday (coming from Gainesville)

Michael Rogers, resident futurist of The New York Times (coming from

MODERATOR: Prof. Sree Sreenivasan, dean of students, Columbia Journalism School & WNBC-TV tech reporter

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007
6:30-7:00 pm - reception - drinks and light food 7-8:30 pm - discussion
8:30-9:15 - reception and networking continue

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor - 116th St & Broadway [ #1 train to 116th St or get directions:

An online version of these sessions will be posted online later that week at

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