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29 September 2010 No Comment
  • ‘Blogging for Journalists’

    Hosted by: Asian American Journalists Association
    My Role: Orgainzer
    Featured Speakers: Nathan Gibbs produces and edits multimedia content for KPBS, including videos, photography, podcasts, blogs and other projects on kpbs.org. Gibbs has also taught courses in Web design, video production and gaming through after-school programs and youth summer camps.
    Description: If you’re a journalist — or even if you’re not — blogging is one way to raise your profile and establish yourself as a subject expert. It’s also a way to draw traffic to your Web site, lift your Google page rankings and attract a larger audience (such as editors, producers or potential employers) – if you have those goals. What makes a good blog? How do you get started? What are some free programs for blogging? How often should you blog? How do you market it? How do you blog to enhance your career? If you attended the AAJA-SD workshop on launching a Web site, this will build on it. If not, you will still be able to start a blog from scratch. You do not need prior experience to attend.

    The hands-on training will include using WordPress. There will also be a discussion of integrating social media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr on a blog. Practical tips will be given for journalists, like finding sources for stories on Twitter and managing professional and personal contacts.
    When: August 15, 2009 9 a.m. – noon
    Where: UC San Diego Extension,
    Sorrento Mesa 6925 Lusk Blvd, 1st Floor, San Diego

    For more about this event click here.

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