Join us! San Francisco Bay Area Journalists is a nonprofit group of journalists navigating the transition to the next era of journalism by sharing insights on high quality reporting, sustainable jobs, diversity, editorial independence and press freedoms. (We also have a lot of fun!) Our meetups are all free or low-cost.
SF Bay Area Journalists operates as part of Newswire21.org, an award-winning nonprofit news organization focused on finding sustainable ways to blend the passion of community reporting with the best practices of traditional journalism.
SFBAJ is co-sponsored by the Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley; the San Francisco Chronicle; California Press Women, NFPW; the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism ; New America Media ; the Bay Area Black Journalists Association ; and RedwoodAge.com . (If you'd like to become a cosponsor, please contact Tom Murphy, the group's organizer.)
We meet throughout the Bay Area, and our meetups follow four major themes:
* Startup to Success: Helping new and mid-career journalists learn skills that lead to jobs in today's media environment (EG: Learning WordPress, video, social media, etc.)
* Rethinking Coverage: Dealing with the ethical, entrepreneurial and practical issues of covering today's top stories through new media. (EG: the California prisons, Middle East uprising, etc.)
* Community Voices: New community news organizations face opportunities and challenges. We talk about competition, citizen journalism, funding and more.
* Networking: We hold FREE informal networking sessions to give our members a chance to share job leads, business cards and a few laughs.
Embracing The New Journalism
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Michael M. (Organizer)
July 30 · 7:00 PM
SFBAJ Summer Networking Party
Bring your business cards, pitches and your thirsty to SFBAJ's summer networking party. This free meetup will connect you to your fellow journalists in the bay area.... Learn more
April 14 · 7:00 PM
Join Us for a Free Screening of 'True Story'
Join SF Bay Area Journalists on Tuesday evening, 4/14, for a free advanced screening of "True Story," a film that depicts the extraordinary infamy-to-fame story of... Learn more
March 26 · 6:00 PM
Documentary Film: An Evening with Erin Palmquist
Please join San Francisco Bay Area Journalists this Thursday for an evening with independent documentary filmmaker Erin Palmquist -- and learn what you need know to... Learn more
February 26 · 6:00 PM
Dori Maynard, David Carr, Kenji Goto, Brian Williams, Dinner & Conversation
We're losing some great journalists.....
Dori Maynard, a tireless champion of diversity in SF Bay Area news organizations, passed away this week at 56.
Japanese reporter... Learn more
February 23 · 6:15 PM
David Carr Tribute Event -- Roxie
The Roxie theater will be hosting a tribute to New York Times journalist David Carr, who passed away on February 12, 2014. The tribute will include a one hour interview... Learn more
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