It’s a new year. Time to fill your 2013 calendar with journalistic training and networking opportunities.
There are lots of ways to network with fellow journalists, but conventions can be one of the best for finding helpful training, meeting new people, sharing ideas and checking out the job fairs.
Take a look at this list and while you’re exploring the conventions, join a few groups. The annual fees are usually low, and the opportunity to keep in touch with like-minded journalists all year can be priceless.
JOURNALISM CONVENTIONS 2013
Feb. 28-March 3: NICAR 2013 Investigative Reporters and Editors, Louisville, Ky.
April 4-6: American Copy Editors Society, St. Louis
April 4-6: Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Washington, D.C.
June 20-23: American Women in Sports Media, Scottsdale, Ariz.
June 20-23: Investigative Reporters and Editors, San Antonio
June 24-26: American Society of News Editors, Washington, D.C.
July 18-21: Native American Journalists Association, Tempe, Ariz.
July 31-Aug. 4: National Association of Black Journalists, Orlando
Aug. 21-24: Asian American Journalists Association, New York
Aug. 22-25: National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Boston
Oct. 13-15, Association of Opinion Journalists, Newport, R.I.
Oct. 17-19: Online News Association, Atlanta
Oct. 24-27: Journalism and Women Symposium fall camp, Essex, Vt.
Nov. 1-5: National Association of Science Writers, Gainesville, Fla.
Nov. 7-9: Society for News Design, Louisville, Ky.
Hat tip to Joe Grimm for his inspiration to get this list up. Joe runs the Jobs Page and knows a thing or two about networking.