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We've nearly made it through the first quarter of 2022. If one of your New Year's resolutions was to attend a conference or workshop, March may be the perfect time to do it! This list of upcoming events for journalists, bloggers and freelancers provides opportunities to boost your skills in newsgathering, food writing, podcasting and more.
Let's dig into these upcoming events.
March 3: Social Media Newsgathering
Haley Willis, a Visual Investigations reporter for The New York Times, will lead this training to help other journalists find, verify and confirm breaking news online. The session will discuss how to use social media to follow breaking news, crowdsource information, use it as a tool for visual investigations and more. The training is hosted by the Center for Community Media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
March 3-4: Tastemaker Conference
This popular food blogger event will take place in Chicago. Attendees will be treated to meals (of course), swag bags, workshops, panels, and food excursions around the amazing Chicago food scene.
March 3-6: NICAR 2022
March 4-6: Women’s Travel Fest
The ninth annual Travel Fest will cover the return to normal travel, dream trip planning and more for women who love exploring. Optional excursions are available to the Oregon coast and Willamette Valley.
March 8-24: Building an Ethical Newsroom
This three-week, six-session course from Poynter will "help journalism leaders strengthen their ethical infrastructure so they can confidently navigate their newsroom’s natural pressure points."
March 10-11: NPA Summit
The 2022 News Product Alliance (NPA) Summit schedule will include hands-on workshops, global discussions and social chats. The virtual summit will offer two tracks: Support and Practice. "How to make the paywall work for you and your newsroom," "Building inclusive products in news," and "A journey from newsroom to product" are just a few of the unique sessions that will be offered.
March 11-12: Pinners Conference & Expo (Atlanta)
DIY'ers, craft bloggers and other creatives will head to the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta for the latest Pinners Conference. Knitting, paper flowers, Canva designs, decluttering, and air-fryer tips are just a few of the many topics that will be covered in classes and workshops.
March 11-20: SXSW
SXSW will welcome attendees back to Austin, Texas, in 2022. Among 2022’s themes, “The Evolving Media Landscape” will examine media industry mergers, the metaverse, the fight against mis- and disinformation, and calls for increased scrutiny and regulation.
March 12-13: Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show
Travel writers can make their way to the LA Travel & Adventure Show to learn about trending destinations and travel tips, meet travel industry celebs and more. Hear from travel experts about where to go, when to go, what to do there and how to get there.
March 14-16: Social Media Marketing World
Head to San Diego to get actionable tips and strategy advice from some of the world’s top social media experts. Topics will include podcasting, live video and content strategy. Sessions will cover newsroom assessment, writing ethics policies, coaching ethics, audience expectations and more.
March 17-20: International Food Blogger Conference
Since it began in 2009, “the IFBC and food bloggers are not just going strong, they are firmly established as critical influencers of the food industry.” Join more than 100 food bloggers and writers in El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, to eat, talk and learn about pitching best practices, food styling and food podcasting.
March 23-26: Podcast Movement Evolutions
Podcast Movement Evolutions will feature three tracks for podcasters: Creator (hobbyists or those just starting out), Professional (experienced and full-time podcasters) and Industry Professional (those working in the podcast/radio industries and ad buyers). Speakers from Vox, Audible, Spotify and more will fill out a packed schedule - plus there's a keynote from Will Ferrell. Attendees can either head to Los Angeles for the in-person event or opt for the virtual experience.
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