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The Tricks of the Entertainment Reporting Trade From Someone Who Knows

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A new Celebrity and Entertainment Reporting course starting online February 19 teaches aspiring entertainment journalists how to successfully cover the industry today.

As the Entertainment Director for both Life & Style and In Touch magazines, instructor Jordi Lippe has made a career covering the lives of the rich and famous.  Whether she’s reporting on breaking news stories or writing a feature article about the hottest celebrity, Lippe is rubbing elbows with Hollywood’s elite.   Read more

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Pitch Your Magazine Article

Pitch Your Magazine ArticleStarting October 1, learn how to write queries for magazines and websites! In this course, you'll learn how to write and send an effective pitch, generate pitch letters, research outlets for your articles, and follow-up with editors to ensure that your queries get results. Register now! 

Welcome to the New Mediabistro

Have you noticed anything different about Mediabistro? Yep, our home page is rocking a much cleaner look. All of the great content you love is now grouped according to industry: social media, advertising/PR, TV and video, publishing, design and tech. Click on any of these categories in the navigation bar to find our blogs that cover those fields, plus applicable courses, jobs and premium features from AvantGuild.

Now front and center: The Slider features stories from across our sites and updated throughout the day. What’s Hot @mediabistro keeps track of top news and trends. And the MediabistroTV player includes our dynamic, original videos geared toward media professionals.

Want to go deeper, in fewer clicks? Further down is the Scroller, with up-to-date news from all our blogs. If publishing is your passion, you can view what’s hot on FishbowlNY, FishbowlDC, FishbowlLA and GalleyCat. Is TV your beat? If so, you’ll get the latest news from  TVNewser, TVSpy and LostRemote. The right sidebar includes top job openings, new course offerings, must-see events and streaming updates from @mediabistro.

Great design doesn’t just look pretty — it allows the content to shine through. And we think the new Mediabistro does just that. Like it? Love it? Let us know what you think.

Get Advice from the National Crowdfunding Association Executive Director

Trying to use crowdfunding sites to launch your next journalism project?

National Crowdfunding Association executive director David Marlett will lead a short Crowdfunding for Media webcast with Mediabistro. Follow this link to register:

In this webcast, David Marlett, executive director of the National Crowdfunding Association, will use examples from the audience to explain how just about any project can be successfully crowdfunded. David will also outline how upcoming legal changes will allow for equity crowdfunding and Reg D/accredited investor crowdfunding. You’ll learn how to: Choose the right platform and reach out to investors for your potential project. Raise the right amount of money and provide appropriate investor rewards. Identify entrepreneurs whose businesses might make good investments. Understand upcoming legal changes that will affect crowdfunding.

Save $50 on Mediabistro’s Sports Event Marketing Course Starting May 1

Love sports? Love event planning? We’ve got a course for you. One of our newest offerings, Sports Event Marketing, begins on Wednesday May 1, 2013. In this intensive course, you’ll get hands-on experience creating a mock sports marketing campaign portfolio from an agency, corporate sponsor, or team franchise perspective. Interested? Register here. Use the promo code SPORTS50 to save $50 at checkout. This special offer expires April 30, 2013.

Instructor Michele Lago (left) is an event planner and sports marketer who has worked at five Olympic games, six Super Bowls, and two Masters. Her client list includes The Coca-Cola Company, SportsMark, Special Olympics, and The Sports Authority. During an interview with Michele, we asked what her most exciting event was. She said:

“My favorite event during that time (and my husband would likely agree) was the 2007 [Sports Illustrated] Swimsuit Issue Launch Party. That was the year Beyoncé was on the cover, and we hosted a 750-person VIP party in Hollywood with all the swimsuit models. The party was logistically and creatively challenging and was one of my first large high-profile events that I managed, so I always think back on it and smile.”

You can read the rest of our interview with Michele or visit the course site to learn more about the program and register.

 

FishbowlNY Hires Former TheWrap Media Reporter Alexander C. Kaufman

We have some exciting internal news to share on this Friday afternoon involving our sister site FishbowlNY.

Two weeks after co-editor Jerry Barmash accepted a TV reporter job with the New York Daily News and bid farewell to Mediabistro readers, his replacement has been confirmed. Starting Monday, April 15 as co-editor alongside Chris O’Shea will be former TheWrap media reporter Alexander C. Kaufman.

“I interviewed with a couple of other companies,” Kaufman tells us this afternoon via telephone from Boston. “I’m really excited to be joining Mediabistro and look forward to helping continue to grow the FishbowlNY brand.” Kaufman, a native of Long Island, will be based in New York.

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Register Early for Social Media Marketing Boot Camp and Save

Social Media Marketing Boot CampExtend your social media impact and collaborate with experts in our Social Media Marketing Boot Camp. Save $100 with our early bird rate. Don’t miss out—this special rate ends tomorrow.

Each week, we’ll discuss essential topics with social media thought leaders that will help you develop a cohesive marketing strategy and amplify your presence across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

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Mediabistro’s Copy Editing 101 Starts Tomorrow, March 6

Copy Editing 101

Do you want to raise your editing skills above baseline? Then don’t miss Copy Editing 101, Mediabistro’s online event and workshop starting tomorrow, March 6. Learn tips, tricks, and best practices to hone your skills as a copy editor. Over four weeks, we’ll cover:

  • How to spot errors at the sentence level and master a copy test
  • Navigating the style guides from AP to The Chicago Manual
  • Copy editing techniques for book publishing, magazine and website editing, and your own personal writing
  • A basic overview of Adobe InCopy, a program designed to streamline your workflow
  • Where to look and how to land copy editing work

Our weekly live video webcasts feature industry professionals such as Jack Murnighan (content director, Babble), Erin Carlson (copy editor, The Hollywood Reporter), and Constance Hale (author, Vex, Hex, Smash, and Smooch).

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, join today. The event starts tomorrow at 12 pm ET, so register now.

Join Us for a Special Post-Oscars Google+ Hangout

Will Emmanuelle Riva, the oldest nominee in Academy Awards history, pull off the unlikely upset in the Best Actress category and take the trophy away from Silver Linings Playbook’s Jennifer Lawrence? Can Daniel Day-Lewis cap his streak of memorable 2012 awards season acceptance speeches with one more rousing Lincoln moment? And will Seth MacFarlane zing and dance ABC to solid overnight ratings?

On Monday, February 25 at 8:30 a.m. PT / 11:30 a.m. ET, we’ll know the answers to these questions and much more. Join Gold Derby maestro Tom O’Neil, KCRW producer Darby Maloney (The Business), TVNewser senior editor Alex Weprin, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and FishbowlLA co-editor Richard Horgan for a special post-Oscars Google+ hangout on the Mediabistro home page, FishbowlLA and at Google+. (You can also click into that link to request a reminder notification of the event.)

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Win a Spot in Mediabistro’s Job Search Intensive with Your Most Embarrassing #InterviewFail

Here at Mediabistro, we talk to employers and job seekers every day and have heard that the interview process can be daunting – for both parties. It’s easy to lose your train of thought, ask a ridiculous question and-or get so nervous that you trip and fall on your way into the interviewer’s office.

So, job seekers… We want to know: What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done during a job interview?

Enter our contest now for the chance to win a free seat in Mediabistro’s Job Search Intensive (worth $145) that starts on January 29 online. All you have to do is follow @Mediabistro and tweet us your travails in 140 characters or less.

Include #InterviewFail in your tweet and you’re in! The winner with the answer that cracks us up the most will be announced on Friday, January 25 at 11:45 am ET via our @Mediabistro Twitter account. Good luck!

The Mediabistro job board is the best place to find top media candidates for your open positions. Companies like Google, Amazon, and AOL post with us —you should too!

Learn How to Build, Code and Design Websites

If you asked us to recommend an important skill to have this year, website design would be near the top. Luckily, Mediabistro offers two courses with top-notch teachers that will help you achieve this skill.

HTML and CSSIn our HTML and CSS class starting January 22 online, instructor Laura Galbraith, an experienced web designer, will show you how to build or improve a website using coding (HTML) and cascading style sheets (CSS). By the end of class, you’ll have HTML5 experience as well as sample work. Spots are limited, so sign up soon.

 

Create Your Own Website Using WordPressYou can build an incredible website without coding experience. Join our Create Your Own Website Using WordPress class starting January 23 online. Instructor Sallie Goetsch has been building on WordPress since 2005. You’ll leave this class with a live website that you can maintain on your own. Spots are limited, so sign up soon.


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