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How to Achieve These 3 New Year’s Resolutions For Journalists

Thinking ahead a month might seem like an eternity for many journalists in the thick of holiday stories and planning for vacations. But before you hang up your hat on 2013, you should make a plan for how you’ll do better in 2014.

journalismresolutionsWant to be a better journalist? Here are three professional New Year’s resolutions you can make — and keep — for next year, and how to do it.

1. Learn something new

Yeah yeah, this is sort of what journalists do every day for their research. But when was the last time you sat down and took a class, attended a professional conference or just read a book related to your craft? In a world that’s constantly demanding new skills, you’ll soon be irrelevant if you don’t keep up on the trade. Here’s a few ideas on how to do it: Read more

Mediabistro Course

Memoir Writing

Memoir WritingStarting July 16, learn how to tell and sell the story of your life! Taught by a published memoir writer, Wendy Dale will teach you how to create a story around a marketable premise, write a memoir with solid structure, sell you memoir before you've finished writing it and more! Register now! 

Save $50 on Mediabistro’s Grammar and Punctuation Course

Grammar and PunctuationGrammar mistakes — we’ve all made them. Get a refresher on the basics in Mediabistro’s Grammar and Punctuation course, available in New York starting May 1 and online starting May 13. Learn the rules that matter most, navigate different style guides, and start seeing immediate results in your copy. Save $50 on this course by using the code 10WORDS at checkout.

Students attending our New York session will work with Marisa Carroll, the copy chief at Seventeen. Online students will work with Gaylord Fields, editor of special projects at RollingStone.com. Regardless of which course you attend, you’ll get an invaluable review of grammar essentials that will have a lasting impact on your current and future writing projects.

The code 10WORDS will save you $50 at checkout. Seats are limited in both classes, so register soon and take the next step towards letter-perfect copy.

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. Read more

Mediabistro’s Copy Editing 101 Starts Wednesday, 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 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 Wednesday, March 6 at 12 pm ET, so register now.

Learn How to Be a Multimedia Journalist with a Pro

Good storytellers are hard to find, but good storytellers with multimedia skills are golden. Learn how to translate news stories into fascinating multimedia packages. We’ll take a look at the best multimedia news stories on the Web and get a feel for how photos, audio and video can enhance the written word.

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