Category Archives: Freelance Cafe East

Columbia’s Sree Sreenivasan offers social media workshop in SF, April 11, 5pm

Hi folks. Details below on a FREE social media workshop offered by Columbia’s Dean of Student Affairs. Check it out! -mia


*Sunday, April 11, SAN FRANCISCO:*

Two events at Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Social Media Workshop, Pavilion Room

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Informal, no-host drinks at Lobby Bar


THE SPEAKER: Prof. Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia Journalism School & contributing editor, – one of AdAge’s 25 media people to follow on Twitter. More on him at and you can see how he uses social media by connecting with him on Twitter: | Facebook: | LinkedIn:

He promises the workshop, like his tweets, will most likely be: * helpful * useful * informative * relevant * practical * actionable * entertaining * fun * occasionally funny

Here’s one comment from a previous attendee: “Professor Sree’s presentation at the Columbia Club luncheon in Naples was riveting, fast-paced and packed with information. He presented his material clearly, accessing the internet in real-time to introduce his audience to new and useful websites. Sree was friendly and open to questions at all times, and his style and sense of humor contributed to what was a fun learning experience.” – Michael Hanson

Prof. Sree Sreenivasan |

Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism | Contributing editor, DNAinfo:


TWITTER: @sreenet –

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Town Hall Forum on Local News TOMORROW – 3/25 5:30pm, BOWLING at 8pm

Hey folks. Free SPJ event tomorrow, 3/25 at 5:30pm, bowling to follow at 8pm. Details below. NOTE the time change for bowling.-Mia Town Hall Forum: “Your Views on Local News”

Community members will have a chance to discuss their views about the local news with a dozen leading figures in journalism, education, business and politics at a town hall meeting produced by the Society of Professional Journalists on Thursday, March 25.

*When:* 5:30-7:30 p.m.

*Where: *Koret Auditorium of the main San Francisco Public Library in Civic Center.

*How much:* Admission is free.

We’ll discuss how the current crisis in the news industry creates opportunities for the public to help shape new kinds of journalism that contribute to a vibrant democracy. The conversation will explore strategies and business models for ensuring robust and reliable news coverage in a changing economic, technological and social environment.

Participants will include:

– *Craig Aaron*, senior program director, FreePress

– *Mark Adkins*, president, the San Francisco Chronicle

– *David Callaway*, editor in chief,

– *Sandy Close*, executive director, New America Media

– *Paul Connolly*, senior vice president, the TCC Group, manager of the Challenge Fund for Journalism

– *Ron Dellums*, Oakland mayor and former congressman

– *Glenn Frankel*, Pulitzer Prize-winning Stanford professor and former Washington Post London Bureau chief

*- Lisa Frazier*, publisher, Bay Area News Project

– *Dr. Dina Ibrahim*, assistant professor for Broadcast and Electronic Communications, San Francisco State

– *Pat Kenealy*, managing director, IDG Ventures SF

– *Barry Parr*, media analyst and entrepreneurial publisher,; and

– *Venise Wagner*, Journalism Department chair, San Francisco State

– ***Sandip Roy* and *Hana Baba* of public radio station KALW-FM will moderate. The program will be recorded and broadcast by SFGTV, San Francisco’s government channel.

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Hudson Valley Freelancer gathering this Thursday, March 25, 8pm

Hey Hudson Valley freelancers! Come out and play this Thursday:

March 26 8pm The Black Swan Tivoli, NY

Good beer. Good people. Good times. Call my cell if you can’t find us: 845-444-4034.

Spread the word, and hope to see you there! Best, Mia

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doc screening March 10, 5:30pm AND singer/songwriter speakeasy March 12, 7:30pm

Hey all. First, thank you so much for the great turnout last week! I, for one, had a blast and I’m so glad there are other local freelancers who are game to get out and hang once in awhile. Second, a couple of the folks who came out last week have events coming up this week so I thought I’d pass along the info. Details below. Best, Mia PS: Our next gathering will be Thursday, March 25 at 7:30pm, Black Swan, Tivoli. Spread the word and hope to see you there!

FULL SIGNAL in the Hudson Valley Where: SUNY Dutchess, Poughkeepsie. When: Wednesday, March 10 Film screening: 5:30 p.m. Who: Open Invitation. Q&A with the director. Contact: Talal Jabari Phone: (302) 565-4948 Fax: (302) 565-4376

The Singer Songwriter Speakeasy *Friday March 12, 2010 @ 7:30pm* @*The Community Music Space * located in THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY 54 Elizabeth Street, Red Hook , NY 12571 Get the MAP 845.444.0607 B


FULL SIGNAL, a controversial film providing insight into the reality of the health impact of cellular technology, and the rich industry behind it is coming to the Hudson Valley this March.

FULL SIGNAL, a multi-Award winning documentary, aims to elevate the voices, stories and successes of those fighting to regulate cell antenna placement, as well as to inform the general public about the real dangers potentially affecting every human being. FULL SIGNAL hears from Dr. David Carpenter, Professor Olle Johansson, Professor Leif Salford, Dr. Zamir Shalita, B. Blake Levitt and Dr. Louis Slesin; world-renowned health professionals and experts on cellular radiation in the United States, Europe and the Middle East on the reality of their findings as well as those of their peers. The science is brought to life through simple-yet-catchy 2D/3D hybrid motion graphics animation and is brought home through the stories of Rigmor Granlund-Lind, a sufferer of a condition known as ElectroHyperSensitivity, Sue and Michael Scott a husband and wife who bought an apartment in New York where the cellular radiation readings are very high, and Samira Azzam, a woman whose neighborhood was crowded with 70 cellular towers, and who suffered from cancer as a result. They talk about their experiences, but also about the fact that they are not the only ones to battle illnesses related to cellular technologies.

FULL SIGNAL talks to Evie Hantzopoulos, Leonore Gordon, Shimona Tzukernik, Suleiman Abu Rukun, two stories of success and two of failure in individuals trying to take on the cellular industry; and to Whitney North Seymour, Jr, a former NY State Senator and Independent Counsel, and Gabriel north Seymour, a Constitutional and environmental lawyer about their attempts to challenge the FCC in the Nationʼs Supreme Court.

FULL SIGNAL is being launched at a time when awareness of the dangers of extensive usage of cellular phones is continuously growing, however the knowledge of the health impacts of cell phone antennas remains somewhat elusive. FULL SIGNAL is the first film to connect the dots between cell phones and cell towers revealing a catch-22 scenario that over 3.5 billion people are gambling their health on daily.

The FULL SIGNAL documentary is complemented by an interactive component, at www., and multiple screening events planned for the general public in major cities across the country and around the globe throughout 2009-2010. For more information about FULL SIGNAL and to find a screening event near you, visit

Ana Sanjuan & Ben Senterfit cordially invite you to:

The Singer Songwriter Speakeasy @ The Community Music Space

*Friday March 12, 2010 @ 7:30pm*

Featuring outstanding singer songwriters

*Ben Senterfit**, *Red Hook *Steven Michael Pague,** *Claverack *Erin Hobson**, *Rhinebeck *Todd Guidice,** *Newburgh

Enjoy a night of exceptional music in an intimate listening room. * * *BRING A FRIEND. BRING YOUR BEVERAGE. * Speakeasy style.

*The Community Music Space* located in THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY 54 Elizabeth Street, Red Hook , NY 12571 Get the MAP

845.444.0607 B

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next Hudson Valley freelancer gathering TOMORROW Thursday, 3/4, 7:30pm

Hello Hudson Valley freelancers!

We are ON for tomorrow – come gather, drink, and be merry – out of the house with other independent-minded adults.

Thursday, March 4 7:30pm until the Coors Girls show up (last month that was around 11:30pm) The Black Swan, Tivoli

Spread the word, and hope to see you there! Best, Mia 845-444-4034

PS: I’ll bcc everyone next time but I thought you might want to see who else might come out.

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Roy Peter Clark, writing coach extraordinaire, in a rare NYC appearance

For any of you NYC folks who might be interested. (Let me know if these posts are still interesting/relevant/etc.) -mia __________________________

Short notice, folks, but if you have ANY interest in ANY kind of writing (and are in NYC), try and stop by this free, public event. He’s amazing (he’s been on “Oprah,” among a million other places). No RSVP required.

“Writing Tools” with the Poynter Institute’s ROY PETER CLARK

7-9 p.m. Lecture Hall, Third Floor, Columbia Journalism School, 116th & Broadway

ROY PETER CLARK has taught writing at every level — to school children and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors — for more than 30 years, and has spoken about the writer’s craft on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” National Public Radio and “Today”; at conferences from Singapore to Brazil; and at news organizations from The New York Times to the Sowetan in South Africa. He is the author of “Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer,” the book and the blog. In addition to teaching us tricks of the trade, he has also promised to give a small musical performance. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFORMATION:


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