Say you have a blog. Or you work for a small non-profit.
You write on the web and you sometimes wonder what can you say. That is, what’s legal? What can’t you say and what can get you in trouble? It can be baffling if you don’t have the experience or resources.
Or what you want to get some information but you get pushed back by the officials you are dealing with because you are not part of a giant organization.
Well, do yourself a favor and don’t suffer in silence.
I say that because I don’t think folks reach out enough to get help. Getting help is so important today because so many of us are working nowadays by ourselves or in small organizations.
So, here’s my pitch. Take advantage of this free workshop on legal issues. It’s aimed at bloggers, folks who write for non-profits and journalism students.
Media Law Workshop
Tuesday, April 10, Loyola University (Loop campus), Regents Hall, Lewis Towers, 16thfloor, 111 East Pearson St., from 9am to 3 pm
This workshop is for journalists who work with non-profit organizations, students and journalists who work for online or digital outlets. A team of trainers from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will go over everything from using public records to libel issues to covering public meetings to copyright rules to getting your work published if the government tells you not to.
You need to register, so please contact Lucy Dalglish, executive director, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smart Phones Workshop. Making Yourself a Mobile Reporter
Thursday, April 5th,
600 South Michigan Avenue – Room 1301(Columbia College Bldg)
Mobile Newsgathering: Making the most of your smartphone
You’ll learn the basics of how to use hand-held devices as a journalistic tool. With the help of social media, apps and some gear, you’ll immerse yourself in the best practices for reporting, editing and sharing stories to any media platform with your smart phone.
This is a gift, a workshop provided by the Society of Professional Journalists who are bringing in a national trainer. We get this gift once a year and if you are out there trying to figure out how to make yourself into a truly modern reporter, you need to be here Thursday.
If you want to join us, let me know.
Steve@chicagoistheworld.org or 312 369 7782 at the office