The Charlotte Observer is holding a "Hyper-local Publishing and Blogging 101" seminar October 9. Sponsored by the newspaper with support from a grant coordinated by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, the seminar will focus on the future of journalism and how mainstream newspapers can work with citizen-based websites and blogs.
Experts from local websites and blogs, and the Observer, will give tips and answer questions. The seminar will show you how to identify your audience, streamline your writing and boost your traffic.
The seminar is open to any resident of the Charlotte area, but it will focus on information for people who blog about public life or news--neighborhood news, specialty topics such as food or politics, or local style and fashion. Important to note: The seminar's speakers won't be covering information on using blogs to promote a particular business.
Hyper-local Publishing and Blogging 101
*Saturday, October 9, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*The Charlotte Observer, 600 S. Tryon St.
*Parking is free and participants will be e-mailed details.
*Cost is $10, includes coffee, lunch, and all fees.
For more details and to register, go to hyperlocalcharlotte.wordpress.com (capacity is limited). You may also call 704-358-5077 if you have any questions.
The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.