Freelancer Tax Workshop 11:50 am Sat, May 1 @ USF

Part of the Journalism Innovations III conference happening this weekend. Good stuff going on. -mia


Sending along from SPJ NorCal. It’s part of the SPJ NorCal Regional Conference/Journalism Innovations III. It’s sliding scale but no one will be turned away. Workshop details below. Conference info below that.

*Tax and legal issues for freelance journalists UC 419 *

-*CPA and financial adviser Bob Jersin will lead a workshop on the tax pitfalls of going into business for yourself, whether you’re a freelancer, an independent contractor or small business owner. Jersin specializes in start-ups and is a small business consultant. Co-presenter and artist Don McCartney, a former long-time San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle designer, will share his experience in starting his own design company, Diablo Graphic Design. The 60-minute workshop will cover the top 10 tax mistakes of being your own boss, with supplemental materials, Excel presentation and a Q&A discussion after the workshop. *

– *BOB JERSIN (CPA)* – *DON MCCARTNEY (**Diablo Graphic Design, SF Chronicle)*

*11:50 am-1pm SATURDAY, MAY 1, USF, 2130 Fulton St., Room UC 419, Fromm Hall*.


*Just 1 more day until the conference! *

The sessions are ready, the schedule is set, speakers and presenters are flying in to get ready for Friday’s program. The doors open in 24 hours!

For full conference details go here:

If you haven’t registered yet, now is the time:

Join hundreds of media makers, academics, advocates and community organizers as we help shape the future of media.

*Program highlights:*

– Plenary *Discussion on the Future of Journalism* featuring JOAN WALSH (, DAVEY D (Hard Knock Radio/Southern Shift), TRACY VAN SLYKE (Director The Media Consortium, author “Beyond the Echo Chamber”) and IVAN ROMAN (Executive Director, National Association of Hispanic Journalists)

– A *FREE Career Speed Coaching* event. Register for your 15-20 minute long caching session with a professional career counselor.

– Trainings on *Social Media, Media Collaboration, Branding and Low Cost Technology* tools.

– Special sessions for *youth and student journalists*.

– A film preview of “*A FRAGILE TRUST: Jayson Blair and the New York Times*” with a panel on journalism ethics.

– A special Sunday partnership with RemakeCamp< for more tech and media workshops.

*Attendees and presenters include:*

The Center for Investigative Reporting, the Center for Public Integrity, IRE, Spot.Us, the Bay Citizen, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State, UC Berkeley, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Sacramento Bee, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Examiner,KALW, KPFA, KCET,,,,, and many more.

*There is something for everyone!*

*Click here< > for the full conference schedule.*

For more conference information see the Journalism Innovations/Conference website

Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you all! Kwan Booth Conference Organizer

*Journalism Innovations and SPJ Region 11 Spring Conference*

Produced by: Independent Arts and Media, The Society of Professional Journalists, NorCal, University of San Francisco, G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism.

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