If Not the Chronicle, Then What? SF Commonwealth Club event TONIGHT 3/24, 6pm

Hey folks. Another media event for your perusal. This one is TONIGHT! Details below. – Mia



*If Not the Chronicle, Then What?*

*Location:* SF Club Office *Time:* 6 p.m. check-in, *6:30 p.m. program*, 7:30 p.m. networking reception *Cost:* $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)

*Jeff Hunt*, Editor, Muni Diaries *Brock Keeling*, Editor, SFist.com *Michael Maness*, VP of Innovation and Design, Gannett Co. Inc.; Director, The Bold Italic *Robin Sloan*, Media Partnerships, Twitter – Moderator

*New Faces of SF Media*

Sites like SFist.com and the Muni Diaries are doing more than just keeping San Franciscans in the know about the latest bar openings or bus brawls. They represent the shift to a new media model based on the interest and participation of the many; gatekeepers no longer decide what the masses want to see or hear, or who gets to give it to them. With heavy-hitting new media companies like Twitter, Yelp, Digg, Wikipedia and Flickr headquartered in the city, it’s no wonder that San Francisco is widely regarded as the home of new media. Get an insider’s perspective from the new leaders of media in SF.

Where do you go for your daily local news jolt? Whose writing is so fresh, witty, hilarious or gutsy that you savor each piece like it’s the last of the cake? After the panel, we are hosting up-and-coming media personalities of San Francisco, invitation provided by you. Tell us who just HAS to be there, then vote for who should be crowned king or queen of SF new media. Come to the party to meet, mingle and gush your fandom in person! Vote for your Fav by March 18th: Email mkim@commonwealthclub.org, or tweet your pick with #inforumsf. To check out the current nominees, go to Links below.

Cecilia Vega(Bio) *KGO-7 *

Brock Keeling http://sfist.com/staff.php *SFist *

Melissa Griffin http://sweetmelissa.typepad.com/ (Blog) *Blogger/SF Examiner*

Jaimal Yogis http://www.jaimalyogis.com/ (Bio) *San Francisco Magazine*

Markos Moulitsas Zתniga http://www.dailykos.com/ *DailyKos*

Michael Bauer http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/mbauer/bios *SF Chronicle*

*MissionMission http://missionmission.wordpress.com/*

Mark Frauenfedler http://boingboing.net/markf.html *Boing Boing*

Lea Troeh http://theweekintro.blogspot.com/ (Blog) *The Week Intro*

Mac McClelland http://motherjones.com/authors/mac-mcclelland (Bio) *Mother Jones*

Andy Wright(Articles) *SF Weekly*

Vanessa Carr http://missionlocal.org/ *Mission Local*

Tana Ganeva http://www.alternet.org/authors/9078/ (Blog) *AlterNet.org*

*Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com/*

*Curbed SF http://sf.curbed.com/*

*Eater SF http://sf.eater.com/*

Dyanna Pure and JT Paradox http://www.thesfstyle.com/ *The SF Style*

Alexia Tsotsis *SF Weekly*

Joe Eskenazi http://www.sfweekly.com/content/result/author:613068 *SF Weekly*

Lois Beckett *SF Weekly*

Broke-ass Stuart http://brokeassstuart.com/about/ *brokeassstuart.com*

Jeff Hunt http://www.munidiaries.com/about-md/ *munidiaries.com*

Did we forget anyone? Email in with your choice! http://thechefspalate.com/

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Four $20,000 Prizes for Excellence in Reporting – Nominations Open for National Academies Communication Awards

Big money available for excellent reporting in science, engineering, and medicine. Nomination deadline 4/14. -mia


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The National Academies Keck *Futures Initiative *has started accepting nominations for the 2010 National Academies Communication Awards for excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and/or medicine to the public during 2009. The National Academies Communication Awards are one component of the National Academies Keck *Futures Initiative, *a far-reaching initiative designed to realize the untapped potential of interdisciplinary research. A $20,000 prize will be awarded in each of the following categories:

– Book – Magazine/Newspaper – Online – Film/Radio/TV


To be considered for a 2010 National Academies Communication Award, the work should:

– be accessible and appeal to a broad, public audience; – demonstrate clarity, creativity, originality, and accuracy; – address issues and/or advances in science, engineering, and/or medicine; – cover topics that have an impact on society; and – have been published, broadcast, or released in 2009, in the United States and in English.


Nominations must be submitted on the online nomination form at www.keckfutures.org; copies of the nominated work must be submitted as described for each category. Self nominations are permitted; there is no nomination fee. Please submit a nomination to the category that most closely describes the work(s) being nominated.


Books published in the U.S. in 2009 will be considered. Please submit two copies of the book. The publisher and year of publication must be printed on the book. Advance publication dates must be verified by the publisher.


Works in this category must be published in the U.S. in 2009, and may comprise a single article, or up to as many as four articles that are unrelated or that constitute a formal series. Please submit three original copies of each article clearly showing the byline and the name and date of the publication *and* a signed copyright release that authorizes the National Academies Keck *Futures Initiative* to reproduce the article for review purposes. If you are not able to provide copyright release, please send an additional 20 copies of the article(s), or a PDF file of the article(s).


Submissions may include a single story or movie; a series; or as many as six brief, unrelated stories that aired on a U.S. station or were released in theaters or on DVD in 2009. Please submit three CDs or DVDs labeled with the nominee’s name(s), the titles of stories included on the DVD or CD, and the original airdate (with the name of the U.S. station and the program on which the stories aired) or release date. These must be submitted in protective cases *and *include a signed copyright release that authorizes the National Academies Keck *Futures Initiative* to reproduce the CD or DVD for review purposes. Submission of copies of the program transcript are also encouraged. If you are not able to provide copyright release, then please submit an additional 20 copies of the CD or DVD.


Works created specifically for the Web, which were posted in English online in 2009, will be considered. Entries may include as many as six online articles, hypertext documents, podcasts, commentaries, etc., or any combination thereof. Preference will be given to nominations that make the best use of the medium, including multi-media presentations that incorporate a combination of videos, blog entries, interactive features, and/or other capabilities unique to this communication vehicle. Include links to the unique URLs for each work(s) that will be active through October 1, 2010.

*This Year’s Selection Committee*

Visit www.keckfutures.org/awards for a complete listing of this year’s Selection Committee.

Nominations must be completed online no later than April 14, 2010. All supporting materials must be postmarked by April 14. Please click here http://www.keckfutures.org/awards/nominate.htmlfor more information about the nominations process.

If you have questions please email commawards@nas.edu

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SF Public Press Print-Raising Party, 4/3 6pm, SF

*SF Public Press event coming up – details below. -mia *

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*Start the presses! — SF Public Press is going to print.*

Come to a print-raising party at Tonic on Saturday, April 3, and join the leading grassroots campaign to advance local, ad-free, public-interest journalism in San Francisco.

All tips collected during the event will help SF Public Press produce, print and distribute a pilot newspaper this spring. We hope you’ll contribute!

We’ll offer chances to win one-year Public Press memberships and free copies of McSweeney’s award-winning San Francisco Panorama!

*WHAT: SF Public Press Print-raising Party WHEN: Saturday, April 3, 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Tonic, 2360 Polk St. (at Union) in San Francisco* RSVP at eventbriteto help us plan accordingly.

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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, MarketWatch.com

– *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, Coastsider.com; 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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Gates now open for AIR

Two week-long digital audio training workshops in NYC. You do not have to be an AIR member to apply. Travel stipend available for out of town AIR members. Details below. -Mia


Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. [image: Association of Independents in Radio] Stir the sound of your imagination. *Apply for AIR’s Sounds Elemental producer intensives. * We’re looking for 10 producers to step into the void as AIR, in conjunction with Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center in New York City, once again offers two week-long intensives for mid to advanced level audio producers. You do not have to be a member of AIR to apply. This opportunity may be especially appealing to those working primarily in traditional narrative and documentary formats eager to experiment with unconventional approaches to assembling sound and telling story.

This program, entering its 4th year, boasts a diverse and exciting roster of alumni working across a broad range of disciplines, from ATC and Marketplace reporters to musicians and sound artists.

We will accept 10 students through a competitive application process for each class: Sounds Elemental: Earth, to be held June 21-25, 2010, and Sounds Elemental: Sky, to be held November 15-19, 2010 at Harvestworks in New York City. The cost is $650. AIR members living outside of New York City who are accepted are eligible for a small stipend to help underwrite the cost of the intensive and travel to NYC.

We will accept applications for both sessions now.


Producers benefit from intensely individualized attention from renowned sound artists-teachers, NYC-based composer and performer Michael Schumacher, Harvestworks’ Hans Tammen, and AIR member Brenda Hutchinson who teaches and performs extensively around the U.S. and overseas.

*Visit our website to learn more and apply* *.*

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to be in touch.

Best, erin

*Links:* AIR: www.airmedia.org Harvestworks: www.harvestworks.org To apply: www.airmedia.org/PageInfo.php?CatID=5&PageID=562

+++AIR is everywhere.+++ Erin Mishkin Membership Director Association of Independents in Radio

erin@airmedia.org www.airmedia.org

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Let’s Bowl! Thursday, March 25, 7pm

Instead of Happy Hour this Thursday, Freelance Cafe will be bowling instead. We’ll have our normal Happy Hour in early April in honor of a visit from our founder, Mia Lobel.  Keep your eye out for details soon.

As for Bowling Thursday, feel free to stop by and bowl with us or just socialize.  We’ll have a Freelance Cafe sign set up at the lane we get.  (or wherever we are waiting if we don’t get a lane right away).

Thursday, March 25, 2010 7:00pm – 9:00pm Yerba Buena Bowling Center 750 Folsom Street, San Francisco

The cost is $6/person/game or $35/lane/hour  so we’ll just do whatever is cheapest depending on how many bowlers we get.

See you there! -Rori 415-730-7380

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SEJ’s Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment

Deadline approaching for the Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Awards. Details below. -mia


April 1 is the last day to enter SEJ’s Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment – that’s less than two weeks away.

Entering is easier this year because you can do it online ( http://www.sej.org/initiatives/awards-fellowships/sej-annual-awards-reporting-environment).

The contest honors outstanding environmental coverage in 10 categories, each winning a $1,000 prize, and a student prize ($250 plus up to $750 travel/lodging for the first-place winner of the student prize).

Eligibility, rules, FAQs – everything you need to know to enter the contest is at: http://www.sej.org/initiatives/awards/2010-sej-awards-reporting-environment.

When you’re ready to enter, click the “How to Enter” link. You’ll find the online forms listed as links following the instructions. Just click on the category you want to enter.

Winners will be honored at SEJ’s 20th Annual Conference, October 13, 2010, at the University of Montana, Missoula.

Strengthening the quality, reach and viability of journalism across all media to advance public understanding of environmental issues

Chris Rigel Director of Programs and Operations Society of Environmental Journalists P.O. Box 2492 Jenkintown, PA 19046 T: (215) 884-8177 F: (215) 884-8175 www.sej.org

Follow SEJ on Twitter: www.twitter.com/sejorg http://www.airmedia.org

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Pop-Up Magazine tickets on sale this week

Very cool event from one of our members coming up soon. Check out the details below and help spread the word! -mia



Big week!

Tickets to the third installment of Pop-Up Magazine will go on sale *THIS THURSDAY, AT NOON*. As always, the show will be one night only: Friday, April 16th, at Herbst Theater, with the party after in their Green Room.

Tickets will be available through our web site: www.popupmagazine.com

It’s going to be a great night. Oscar-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, author and Harper’s contributor Rebecca Solnit, chef and food activist Bryant Terry, Radio Diaries creator Joe Richman, legendary music photographer Jim Marshall, and much, much more.

But I need your help.

The first two issues of Pop-Up Magazine sold out really fast. (Last time, 90 minutes!) So for this one, we’re trying out a much bigger theater. That means we need to work extra hard to spread the word. There are two things you could do that would make us really happy.

1) I just created a Facebook event for the show. If you think of Bay Area friends who might enjoy Pop-Up Magazine, you can click “Invite Other People to Come,” underneath the Pop-Up Magazine logo, and pass along the invite. This would be huge, huge help.


2) If you like Pop-Up Magazine, tell your friends know about the next show. This could mean tweeting (we’re @popupmag), or forwarding the “On Sale Now!” e-mail we send out on Thursday, or passing along the link to our web site, or mentioning the next show on Facebook. Or best of all: making plans to go together! I promise fun for all.

Thank you! We’re so grateful for our amazing friends and contributors and fans!

Hope to see you at the show.

Cheers, Doug

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National Magazine Awards for Digital Media Winners Announced

The American Society of Magazine Editors offer the first ever awards for Digital Media – including Best Podcast:


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