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Journalism Innovations III, April 30-May 2, SF

A whole bunch of conference rolled into one – and affordable to boot! Details below. -mia


**Coming up next weekend! Pay what you can!**

Now in its third year, Journalism Innovations is the West Coast’s premiere showcase for groundbreaking journalism ideas, media innovation and community networking. Produced by the Society of Professional Journalists-Northern California, Independent Arts and Media, The University of San Francisco, and the G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism, Journalism Innovations is playing a vital part in shaping the next phase of the industry.

This event, combined this year with the SPJ Region 11 Spring Conference, will bring in hundreds of working journalists, educators, advocates, citizen media-makers, inventors, recruiters, students and job seekers. Join the leaders shaping the future of news. Register today, or sponsor to gain high-profile exposure for your organization! Visit the conference website or join our Facebook group for the latest details.

BONUS! All attendees will be registered in a drawing to win free registration for this year’s national SPJ convention in Las Vegas.

DOUBLE BONUS! RemakeCamp unconference on intersection of media & technology follows immediately after JI3 on Sunday, May 2.

When: April 30-May 2, 2010

Where: University of San Francisco campus.

How much: Sliding scale. Register online today!

AAJA convention, August 4 to 7, Los Angeles

21st Annual Asian American Journalists Convention – you don’t have to be Asian or a member of AAJA to attend. Details below. -Mia


Event: 21st Annual Asian American Journalists Convention

When: August 4 to 7, 2010.

Where: Renaissance Hotel, 1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The annual Asian American Journalists Association returns to Los Angeles for the first time in 17 years August 4-7, 2010 at the Renaissance Hotel near the famous Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex. Our world-class program features panels and workshops to strengthen your skills in this dynamic field. Learn new technologies and techniques for investigative journalism, developing stories for multi-media platforms, covering ethnic communities and foreign coverage.

Some conference highlights:

Job recruiters from The Associated Press, CNN, The Detroit News, Eli Lilly and Company, Gannett Co., Inc, Gilead, Marketwire, The McClatchy Company, NBC News, The New York Times, NY Daily News, Social Imprints, USA TODAY, The Washington Post and more TBA.

Laura Ling, a correspondent for Current TV, who was detained in North Korea for 140 days and brought back to the U.S. by Bill Clinton. She has since become an advocate for imprisoned journalists around the world and trafficked women.

Ben Fong-Torres, a former senior editor and writer with Rolling Stone magazine, who was portrayed in Almost Famous, the 2000 film by Cameron Crowe. The Renaissance Media Man blazed trails both print and broadcast media during the revolutionary, counter-cultural civil rights-embattled 1960s.

AAJA’s founders and other Asian American media pioneers.

Free dinner cruise of the beautiful Long Beach Harbor, home of the historic Queen Mary. Transportation to and from the harbor included.

Opening night reception

Silent auction

Gala banquet

Networking mixers

Field trips to Disneyland, The Price Is Right TV show, Huntington Gardens

Register online or download the convention registration book which includes travel information, convention highlights, national awards forms, and more.


Registration: $300. On-site registration: $375. The first 100 registrants to book their hotel by May 1 get free Wi-Fi access in their rooms.

Here’s a video that introduces the history of AAJA, and its founders, six Los Angeles journalists.

Here is some more background info on AAJA’s history:


More info on the Vincent Chin story prominently featured in the promo:


Tenth World Conference of Community Radio Broadcasters, Nov 8-13

Looking for an excuse to write off a trip to Argentina? Here’s your chance 🙂


Invitation to AMARC 10, the Tenth World Conference of Community Radio Broadcasters

8 to 13 November 2010, La Plata, Argentina

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International Board of Directors of the World

Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), I am pleased to

invite you to join us for the 10th World Conference of Community Radio

Broadcasters. AMARC 10 will be held from 8 to 13 November 2010 in Ciudad

de la Plata, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

AMARC 10 will be hosted by community radio members of AMARC Argentina

who have come together to welcome the first global conference of AMARC

to be held in South America, the region in which community radio was

born over 60 years ago. Argentina and the Latin America & Caribbean

region have been characterized by dynamic social change in recent years

and have much experience to share with our international movement.

AMARC 10 will bring together more than 400 community broadcasters and

stakeholders from over 100 countries in all regions of the world. It

will be a place to reflect on the growth of community media worldwide

and to respond, through international solidarity, to the challenges that

we continue to face in creating new forms of popular communication.

The AMARC10 conference will include, among other issues, sharing of good

practice in community media; advocacy to improve media policies, laws

and regulations; joint action through community media for social

justice, gender equity and a sustainable planet; knowledge sharing on

the use of new communication tools and technologies; strategies to

empower and support communities faced with conflict, emergency and disaster.

AMARC 10 will be an open and participatory event in which we come

together to share our ideas, knowledge and culture. We invite you to

contribute by proposing activities, presentations, workshops,

demonstrations and performances that can enrich our experience and

ensure our global gathering reflects the diversity of our movement.

For further information, regular updates and registration, please visit

the AMARC 10 Conference website at: http://amarc10.amarc.org or contact secretariat@si.amarc.org

Warm regards,

Steve Buckley

President of AMARC

Unconference on online media, May 2, 1-6pm, SF

Hey folks. One of our newest FC members is scheduling an unconference to discuss the future of online media. It’s a unique format for a conference, appropriate for this time of change. Check it out: http://remakecamp.eventbrite.com


RemakeCamp is an unconference about online media. We welcome editors, journalists, engineers, designers and managers of online media as well as service providers for them.

Topics we cover:

* Content creation. Crowdsourcing, citizen journalism, freelance journalism, content farming, user contributed content, expert contributed content, collaborative publishing, the future of investigative journalism. * The role of editor. Curation, link journalism, news filtering, tastemaking and trendsetting, social news filtering, freelance and crowdsouring management, reputation systems for contributors, community management. * Tools. Apps and plugins for publishers, tools for reporters and writers, analytics for online media. * User experience. Optimizing content consumption for mobile devices, personalized news, attention profiles, reader interfaces, interactive articles, data visualization, social media integration. * Business. Monetization models, attracting traffic, partner programs, content exchange, creating job boards and marketplaces, paid content and paywalls.

We organize RemakeCamp to achieve several goals: (1) give everyone a good overview of what’s going on in the space of online media and evolution of journalism; (2) extract and share the knowledge, learned lessons, best practices and open challenges from people’s heads; (3) connect tech, editorial, and journalism communities.

We are looking for speakers (5, 10 or 20 minutes talks). Distant speakers (skype video call) are also accepted. Email Yury (yury@yury.name ) if you want to present.

During RemakeCamp we organize collaborative publishing experiment. Using tools like Etherpad, PBWorks and Google Wave we will create in real time a document representing our knowledge, future forecast and important challenges of media innovation.

Preliminary program:

* 1pm-3pm – Talks * 3pm-5pm – Networking * 5pm-6pm – Collaborative publishing experiment

Preliminary list of speakers

– David Weekly (PBWorks) – Michael Stoll (SF Public Press) – Alexey Maykov (Facebook) – Jason Shen (Stanford Daily) – Siobhan Quinn (Blogger / Google) – Michele Gates (SFGate.com / Examiner.com) – Drake Martinet (AllThingsD / Stanford) – Yury Lifshits (Yahoo!) – Edward Ortiz (Sacramento Bee) – Maxim Grinev / Maria Grineva (TwitterTim.es) // skype-in talk – Mark Albertson (Tech Closeup TV / Examiner.com) – Nicholas Aster (TriplePundit.com) – Alex Gronke (OakBook.com) – Anu (Anirag) Nigam (Buzzbox.com) – Mia Lobel (B-Side Radio, Freelance Cafe) // skyp-in talk – Andrew Stelzer (National Radio Project) – Mark Burdett (Indybay.org) – Jeff Pester (SocialMedia411 / Uniquevisitor) – Xavier Damman (Publitweet) – Anna Hennings (Bitchbuzz.com) – Devin Banerjee (Stanford Daily) – Josh Sprague (Mediactive.com) – Brian Pobuda (Brian Pobuda Photography) – Paul Biggar (NewsLabs/NewsTilt) // skype-in talk – Matt Baume (SF Appeal, Stop8.org) – Chia Hwu (TheSubtleInfluence.com) – Crystal C. Yan (Torque Media Group) – Victor Grishchenko (TU Delft) – Your name here 🙂

Knight Fellowships Freelance Conference at Stanford

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


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.

Women in Periodical Publishing Conference – Special deal for FC

Hey folks. One of our new members just let me know about the Women in Periodical Publishing (WIPP) annual conference that’s happening this Friday in SF. There are a few discount tickets available if anyone is interested – details below. Best, Mia


The conference will offer:

– A line-up of forward-thinking *speakers *including folks from print (*Dwell, Craft, Make, Saveur, *and others) and digital (Google, Facebook, Redroom.com, and more).

– Compelling *panel discussions* about the future of media. – Hands-on *new media workshops. * – Speed *life coaching* (20 minutes with a certified life and career coach, if you so choose).

– *Networking opportunities* throughout the day, as well as during lunch and at our post-conference wine and chocolate tasting.

I’ve attached a preview program, if you’d like to check out the details.

The ticket price is $199, but I just got news that, thanks to last-minute support from some generous sponsors, we have *a limited number of subsidized tickets available at $99.* Being a freelancer myself, I wanted to give Freelance Café members a shot at some of these tickets. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

We have a special discount code that you can offer Freelance Café members to get that rate.

Register at: *https://www.acteva.com/go/WIPP-WLC * Enter discount code 9SPONS10.

Thanks so much, Kim

(415) 775-8361 www.kimberlyolson.com

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