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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.

2014 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference to Highlight Science, Tech Writing

maybornI’m a big believer in journalism conferences. Attending one forces you to focus on your craft for a few days and is an incredible opportunity to talk to people who are smarter than you and can help you in your career (I guess that’s what they call networking, but I just hate that word).

That said, the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference is one of the best, in my opinion. I love technology and gadgets and doodads just as much as the next millennial, but it’s nice sometimes to forget about apps, tablets and wearables for a second and hone in on the extremely basic yet oh-so-difficult craft of writing. Not to mention, it’s much less stressful than SXSW, which will matter to you if you’re not a crowds person.

Anyway, the Mayborn, sponsored by the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The conference’s theme this year is “Narratives on the cutting edge:  writing about science, technology, medicine and innovation,” and the program boasts an impressive list of accomplished writers.

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Save the Date: Social Media Summit in London

socialmediasummitNext Friday, BBC Academy’s College of Journalism, the New York Times, and the Knight Foundation are holding the Social Media Summit 2014 in London. If you are already across the pond or just loaded enough to jet set, it’s possible that you’re still out of luck. Tickets were going quickly.

But you can still follow along using, of course, social media. I’d tune into Twitter around 2pm (UK time) to follow Vivian Schiller’s keynote speech. Earlier in the day, Andy Carvin of First Look Media joins a panel of international journalists to talk about covering world news and using social media to do it better. You can see a full list of speakers and the agenda here. Set the reminders. Next Friday. May 16. #SMSLDN. See you there.

Knight Center Announces Free Online Investigative Journalism Class

knight invest. journo post picIf you’ve ever wanted to learn the nuts and bolts of investigative reporting, here’s your chance, courtesy of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

A five-week, massive open online course (MOOC) on “Investigative Journalism for the Digital Age,” will begin on May 12 and end on June 14, 2014. Read more

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