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Join Us for Tomorrow’s Career Lunch With a Veteran Health and Fitness Journalist

Career-Hangout-ArticleGot any plans tomorrow around lunchtime? Don’t miss our latest Career Lunch Google+ Hangout at 1 p.m ET. SocialTimes editor Mona Zhang and MediaJobsDaily editor and career expert Vicki Salemi will be chatting with Sarah Burnsa 14-year veteran health and fitness journalist, editorial consultant and Mediabistro instructor.

In addition having served as the deputy health editor at iVillage and the health and fitness editor at About.com, Burns has written extensively for such top women’s mags as Prevention, SELF, Fitness, Woman’s Day, Natural Health and Glamour. During tomorrow’s Career Lunch, Burns will talk about working for both online and print, the best tools for managing a freelance business and more.

Join the conversation with your questions and comments on TwitterFacebook or Google+ with the hashtag #mbhangouts.

Social Journalism Hackathon Underway at RJI, #RJIhacks

hackbanner01_6Interested in hacking social journalism? The Reynold’s Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism is hosting a Hackathon event “[tackling] challenge questions that seek to discover new tools, business models and news services that deliver context-rich, real-time social journalism to users across digital platforms” this weekend.

While the happenings Saturday and Sunday are for a limited audience in San Francisco, anyone following the toughest aspects of hacking the future of journalism can keep up with the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #RJIhacks. Attendees will be pitching their innovations, and workshops covering the PMP API, Google Research and Visualization, the Wayin API and the Chute API fill the Hackathon schedule.

For more information on RJI’s Social Journalism Hackathon, click here.

Three New Tow Center Reports Out May 30

TowCenter_Horizontal_v5_for_NewsletterIf you haven’t been following along with the Tow Center conference “Quantifying Journalism: Data, Metrics, and Computation” live-stream today (May 30), don’t worry.  You haven’t missed all the good stuff.

Over the weekend, you can back-read some of the fascinating conversations about metrics in the newsroom and sensor and data journalism on Twitter using the hashtag #towtalk.

Plus, be sure to pore over the three research reports highlighting various facets of digital journalism that Tow Fellows are releasing today:

Amateur Footage: A Global Study of User-Generated Content in TV and Online News Output“, by Claire Wardle and Sam Dubberley

Sensors and Journalism“, by Fergus Pitt

The Art and Science of Data-Driven Journalism“, by Alex Howard

The live blog for the conference is worth a gander, too.

Free Webinar on Valuating Companies for Journos

sageworksSet a reminder now. Next week, Brian Hamilton, chairman of Sageworks, will lead a free webinar for journalists focused on calculating to valuation of a company and what kind of judgements to make based on those calculations. So if you need a refresher course — or just some basics — on how to follow the money, it’s worth the hour at your desk.

Did we mention it’s free? May 27th at 2 p.m. ET. You can sign up here.

We’re Chatting With BuzzFeed’s Copy Chief for Tomorrow’s Career Lunch Hangout

Career-Lunch2Tune in tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET for our next Career Lunch Google+ Hangout! We’ll be talking to BuzzFeed copy chief (and Mediabistro instructor) Emmy Favilla. Mediabistro managing editor Valerie Berrios and MediaJobsDaily editor and career expert Vicki Salemi will chat with Favilla about breaking into copy editing and how to get your foot in the door at a site like BuzzFeed.

Before her current gig in digital media, Favilla held staff and freelance copy editing positions at a number of glossies, including Seventeen, Natural Health, Domino, Blender and Lucky. She was also copy chief at Teen Vogue.

Join the conversation with your questions and comments on TwitterFacebook or Google+ with the hashtag #mbhangouts.

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