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
Sears Fine Food
439 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
Save the date. We're planning our next meeting for Thursday 2/19.
Place and donation info to be posted later. Thanks!
Tom M. (Executive Director),
Michael M. (Co-Organizer)
5 days ago · 6:00 PM
SFBAJ (Free) Winter Networking Party
Bring your cards, your thirst and your smiles this Thursday evening to the SF Bay Area Journalists Winter Networking Party.
We'll be meeting for connections and... Learn more
December 18, 2014 · 6:00 PM
The Art of Creating the Perfect Profile
This month at San Francisco Bay Area Journalists we'll be discussing the Art of Creating the Perfect Profile.
Please join us as we sit down with Bay Area Journalists... Learn more
November 20, 2014 · 6:00 PM
SFBAJ (Free) Autumn Networking Party
Bring your cards, your thirst and your smiles to the SF Bay Area Journalists Autumn Networking Party.
We'll be meeting for connections and conversation about journalism,... Learn more
October 23, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Explore the Magic of Data Journalism
Join San Francisco Bay Area Journalists on Thursday, Oct. 23, to learn the ins-and-outs of data journalism with three reporters from the Center for Investigative... Learn more
September 17, 2014 · 6:45 PM
Free Screening of 'Kill the Messenger' for SFBAJ Members
San Francisco Bay Area Journalists is very pleased to invite you to a free, preview screening of the film "Kill The Messenger," the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning... Learn more
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