Knight Fellowships Freelance Conference at Stanford

Could there BE a more appropriate conference for FC? Check it out! -mia

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Dear Journalist, I’m writing because I think you may be interested in attending a special workshop at Stanford on June 18-19. It’s a two day conference called The Future of Freelancing: Redefining Journalism, Reinventing Yourself, produced by the John S. Knight Fellowships program.

General registration opens this Friday, April 16. This is a one-of-a-kind conference, open to just 100 experienced journalists. Editors from the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Esquire, Mother Jones, AOL, the Bay Area News Project and many other traditional and online outlets will talk about their publications, freelance opportunities and the evolution of the craft. The first 40 writers to register will have the chance to meet one-on-one with an editor.

I’ve organized this as part of my Knight Fellowship and am happy to answer any questions you may have. I’ve put more information below.

Thanks so much for your time.

Christine Larson Knight Fellow 2009-2010 Conference Director, The Future of Freelancing Email: freelance@lists.stanford.edu Twitter: LarsonWrites

The Future of Freelancing: Redefining Journalism. Reinventing Yourself. June 18-19, 2010 Stanford University

Independent journalists are taking on a more vital and visible role in informing the public and reinvigorating the profession. The Future of Freelancing conference helps experienced journalists explore their evolving careers and stay inspired to do their best work. Registration Opens

April 9: Members of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, or the Society for Professional Journalists.

April 16: Other experienced journalists To register, visit http://freelance.stanford.edu/

Keynote speaker David Granger will discuss the future of magazines, the media and what it means for writers.

Other speakers include: Daniel Zalewski, features editor, The New Yorker Sydney Trent, editor, Washington Post Mark Robinson, senior editor, Wired Clara Jeffery, editor, Mother Jones Jonathan Weber, editor-in-chief, Bay Area News Project Marcia Parker, West Coast Director, AOL’s Patch.com

The first 40 writers to register will qualify for a one-on-one meeting with an editor, assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration opens April 9 for ASJA members, SPJ Northern California members, and current or former Knight fellows; April 16 for the general public.

Sponsored by the John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists, the American Society for Journalists and Authors (ASJA), ASJA Northern California, and The Society for Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter.

For more information, visit http://freelance.stanford.edu/ or e-mail freelance@lists.stanford.edu.

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