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Grady College’s Bluejeans Workshop – March 23

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.

Local: Red & Black Staff Quits

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.

Martin Parr, Picturing the South

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has shows up titled Picturing New York and Picturing the South, hoping to get in to see these in the next few weeks.

Additionally, on Thursday, June 14, photographer Martin Parr will be onsite talking about his documentary project, Up and Down Peachtree.

The Business of Visual Journalism

Today’s the day …

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.

Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar

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.

Reminder: Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar

Discounted registration ends on Nov. 12, get over to the web site and register. Do it. You won’t be disappointed.

Choices, Too Many Local Choices

Two big talks, both scheduled for the University of Georgia campus this Friday, November 11.

At 2:30, in Mahler Auditorium at the Georgia Center, Swedish photographer Mattias Klum will be talking about The Big Picture: Communicating Conservation in a Complex World.

At 3:00, ESPN Executive Vice President John Walsh will be speaking at the Chapel on Sports and Journalism in the Age of the Internet, Talk Radio and Social Media.

Gah … so many choices.

Terrorism, Tornados and Telling Visual Stories

A reminder that David Handschuh from the New York Daily News and Jeff Roberts of the Birmingham News will be talking about covering major events in their communities at 10:30 this morning in the Grady College’s Drewry Room as part of the McGill Symposium on Journalistic Courage.

What’s News?

Hyperlocal blog post here … at 4 p.m. today, Monday, October 24, I’ll be participating in a panel discussion titled What’s News to Students? We’ll be in the Miller Learning Center on the University of Georgia Campus, room 248.

My colleague from Grady, Prof. Horace Newcomb, will moderate the panel which will also include Prof. Steve Smith, the Athens Banner-Herald’s Andrea Griffith and the Red and Black’s Julia Carpenter. This is sponsored by the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts and the Peabody Awards.

Media Law in the Digital Age Conference

FYI … for those in Georgia, this is something you should get on your calendar: October 22 at Kennesaw State University (just north of Atlanta) the Citizen Media Law Project and KSU will be running a Media Law in the Digital Age conference.

Great lineup of speakers, including the NPPA’s own Mickey Osterreicher. UGA students, if you’re interested, see me ASAP and we may cover your registration for this.