I am polishing off my Powerpoints and packing my business cards as I get ready to head to Chicago for the 2014 NLGJA Convention. If you’re in Chicago anyway or specifically coming for the convention, I’d love to say “Hi.”
I can update you on the new business journalism certificate program being launched by the Reynolds Center, ASU Online and the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I’ve got great materials about Cronkite’s new PIN Bureau, an enterprise in public participation in newsgathering. And we always love to hear what we might be able to do to help you in your jobs.
You’ll find me at one of these two sessions:
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2-5 p.m.: The Business of Me:Innovative Ways to Build Your Personal Brand and/or Business.
I will be talking about how journalists make great entrepreneurs with John Bracken, director of journalism and media innovation at John L. Knight Foundation, and Belinda Hernandez, senior director of sales & affiliate relations at CNN Newsource.
You can pre-register for this session or sign in on the day. Business of Me is one of three boot camp sessions offered on Thursday afternoon. The other two are Digging Deeper with Digital Media and the Write Stuff, a writing intensive workshop.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2:15-3:30 p.m.: Now Trending: Social Media Tips and Tricks. This panel will take a look at best practices for journalists using social media as research tools or to market and showcase your own work. I’ll be joined on this panel by Bob Bennett (@WAVY10Bob), executive producer at WAVY-TV, David Plazas (@davidplazas), senior editor for digital engagement at The News-Press Media Group in Fort Myers, Florida, and Mark S. Luckie (@marksluckie), manager of journalism and news at Twitter.
Or, if you see me walking by, please stop me and say “Hello.”