For those near Athens, on Wednesday, October 9, we will be having our annual McGill Symposium on Journalistic Courage here at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. This is a series of four discussions, the opening one being with the Boston Globe’s John Tlumacki who was at the finish line of this year’s Boston Marathon.
All are welcome, the opening session will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the college’s Drewry Room.
On Tuesday, John Branch from The New York Times will be talking about the stunning Snow Fall project he wrote late last year. If you haven’t experienced – and that’s a deliberate word choice – this, you have to click on the link.
He will be speaking at 12:30 in the Tate Reception Hall, which is on the first floor of the Tate Student Center on the University of Georgia campus.
Want to see what the future of journalism may hold? This is a big part of it.
Pencil this in your calendar … on Thursday, March 21, we will be hosting our second Business of Visual Journalism symposium here at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
We will have three talks in the afternoon, starting at 2, and all are open to the public.
First up will be Billy Howard, who just had a collection of his portraits of people with AIDS posted on CNN’s Photo Blog. He will be talking about the importance of personal projects and how to maintain a passion for photography while building your career. If you haven’t seen his Step Inside My Head package, you really need to.
At 3, Laurie Shock will talk about documentary photography and designing books. She recently completed two projects, one of which is already a favorite of mine – Arthur Grace’s America 101.
At 4, we will have a panel of UGA Visual Journalism alumni talking about how they got where they are now. On the panel will be Lindy Cordell (ABJ ’09), wedding and portrait photographer, Caroline Kilgore (ABJ ’07), photo director at Atlanta magazine, Jackie Reedy (ABJ ’10), communications consultant for Chik-fil-A, Ashley Strickland (ABJ ’10), assistant producer at CNN, Jon-Michael Sullivan (ABJ ’10), The Augusta Chronicle, and Autumn Vetter (ABJ ’09), recently at the Forsyth County News.
Come on out and spend an afternoon here in Athens, we’d love to see you.
If you’re anywhere near Athens on Saturday, March 23, get yourself over to Grady College for the annual Bluejeans Workshop. It runs from 8:30 to 4:30 and it’s cheap – just $35 for the whole day, and that includes lunch. (Price goes up after March 18.)
It opens with a panel discussion that has been phenomenally good in the past, then heads off into smaller workshops.
Since I know there are some alumni reading along, you should know that late Wednesday a significant percentage of the editorial management team at The Red & Black quit. They have launched a new web site, Red & Dead, with updates on what has happened. Their Twitter feed was suspended late last night, which I suspect was an automated response due to the sudden volume of followers.
The staff left after questions of who would have final editorial control of the publication were raised in a memo.
Today’s the day …
THE BUSINESS OF VISUAL JOURNALISM WORKSHOP
Thursday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Journalism Building, Drewry Room
This visual workshop will be a day of smart people helping you get smarter about the business of visual journalism. There is no charge for any of these sessions, but please register in advance so we have an idea of who is coming. Sessions include:
10:30 a.m. – The Photographer’s Online Marketing Blueprint
Allen Murabayashi, CEO and co-founder of PhotoShelter, will cover fundamental web marketing tactics, essential website design requirements and critical features (plus some advance concepts) that will help photographers better utilize their website as a business and marketing tool and grown their online presence to best generate new business.
1:00 p.m. – The Business of Photography
Stanley Leary will walk you through figuring out how much you need to charge clients, negotiating usage rights, selling clients on yourself and developing a marketing plan.
2:30 p.m. – Photos, Videos and Public Relations
Scott Hartman and Ashton Staniszewkski from Jackson Spaulding Creative will talk about working with and for PR firms, what the expectations are and how you build a workable relationship with them.
It’s here! It’s here!
It’s time for the 2012 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar – two days of learning, growing and networking.
Several of my kids are there already, will be joining them on Saturday and doing some time at the NPPA table – swing on by and say hello.