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Early Bird Rates for Mediabistro’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp End Tomorrow

On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide a dynamic training on social media. By the end of eight weeks, you will create an integrated strategic plan using various social media platforms to build an engaged audience and convert traffic into sales.

Early bird rates are available today. Save $100 when you sign up before they end tomorrow, September 20.

Our speakers include:

Michael Bepko, Global Online Community Manager, Whole Foods Brian Carter, Author, LinkedIn For Business
Keidra Chaney, Digital Content Strategist, The Web Farm Lauren Cucinotta, Branding + Editorial Manager, TEDx
Jennifer Dubrow, Global Social Business Transformation Leader, Inside Sales, IBM Frank Eliason, Senior Vice President of Social Media, Citibank

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Tweet about a favorite teacher, get $50 (or more) for Mediabistro courses

It’s back-to-school season, and because Mediabistro’s core is education, the site has a timely contest this week that just involves telling the Twittersphere about a favorite teacher. Why’s that worthy of a post here? Well, teachers rock, but so does the contest– one tweet and you get $50 credit towards a course class useful for your digital storytelling.

So you win. Automatically. And can learn more stuff.

Also, if your tweet is the best, you get an entirely free course. In-person or online.

Anyone with a Twitter account who participates with a 140 character or less story about a teacher gets a $50 credit toward any Mediabistro course (they’ll DM you the promo code, which means you need to follow @Mediabistro, too). The top five best tweets get $100 credit toward any Mediabistro course. And again, the winner gets a free Mediabistro course. Read more

4 Things About Video Every Journalist Should Know

In the digital world where journalists are increasingly required to wear many hats, video is an important tool that can bring even more to the story. Manoush Zomorodi, author of the multimedia eBook Camera Ready: How to Present Your Best Self and Ideas On Air and Online, shared some tips with 10,000 Words on how to make video to better your story and attract more viewers. Zomorodi will be giving a conference on this topic as part of mediabistro’s upcoming Literary Festival. To find out more, check out the program list here. Read more

Register Today For Social Media Marketing Boot Camp

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp

Are you struggling with content strategy? Are you figuring out how best to use Twitter for your business goals? Discover how to use social media tools and create effective content strategies to build your fans quickly and increase your business at the Social Media Marketing Boot Camp!

This intensive eight-week online conference and workshop series will feature practical how-to sessions, peer interaction with your fellow campmates, and keynote speeches from some of the top social media innovators like David Meerman Scott (Real-Time Marketing & PR), Justin Smith (Inside Network), Lauren Dugan (AllTwitter), Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project), and Jessica Bennett, senior writer and editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

Gretchen Rubin will discuss the multimedia strategy behind her best-selling book The Happiness Project, which to date has over 40,000 “Likes” on Facebook and over half a million YouTube views. Jessica Bennett, who produces video, multimedia, and photo projects with Newsweek and The Daily Beast, will demonstrate the basics of Tumblr, share best practices she’s learned as the overseer of Newsweek‘s Tumblr, and show you how to use the platform to grow and promote your business.

Attendees will receive focused, individual attention from the class leaders in small peer groups, and will walk away from the knowledge to create comprehensive social media marketing strategies across various sites and platforms. The Social Media Marketing Boot Camp runs from September 13 – November 1. Register before August 23 and save $100!

Visit the Social Media Marketing Boot Camp page for information on the program, speakers, and more.

Sign Up Today for Mediabistro’s Journalism and Technology Boot Camp

Listen up journalists! Do you need a crash course on the current digital landscape of the journalism world but don’t have the time for trial and error? Looking for industry best practices on how to use social media in your research or for your organization’s website? Mediabistro has you covered with their online Journalism and Technology Boot Camp course. Here’s the information:

WHEN: 8 weeks, May 24 – July 19
Online Chats: Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. ET

WHERE: Online. Click here to register.

LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced

In this class, we’ll explore the many interactive digital tools available to today’s journalist. Through weekly assignments, you’ll gain hands-on experience building maps, photo galleries, slideshows, and timelines, and learn how to use live-blogging and curation tools to take advantage of social media and real-time reporting.

In order to maximize the technology available, you have to know what tools are out there and when and how to use them. We’ll discuss innovative examples of journalism and technology to determine the best practices for developing your own tools and storytelling techniques. Students can opt to post stories and packages to their own blog or website, or contribute to a private class blog.

In this class, you will learn:

  • How and when to use interactive online tools to enhance your reporting
  • How to present and curate information using maps, video, photo galleries, slideshows, and timelines
  • What role social media should play in your research, reporting, and promotion
  • How to use a Content Management System and the basics of site management
  • What you need to know about Flash as a journalist

By the end of this class, you will have:
A portfolio of interactive components to support your reporting including a map, video clip, photo gallery or slideshow, timeline, live-blog transcript, and curated social news package. You’ll also gain familiarity working with a Content Management System.

Click here to register today! As an added bonus for our faithful 10,000 Words reader, use the promotional code WORDS50 to get a $50 discount!