Journalism and Blogger Events to Check Out in June

Upcoming Virtual Blogger Events: June 2021

Welcome to Blogger Events, a monthly column of what’s happening in the blog world. If you have an event you’d like featured, reach out to the Beyond Bylines team via Twitter at @BeyondBylines.

June offers a variety of learning opportunities and discussions for content creators. Topics include deepfakes, reporting on hate, tech in the newsroom, and the latest AP Stylebook updates.


Anytime: Reuters Training Course: Introduction to Digital Journalism

New and experienced journalists are encouraged to take this course that covers reporting best practices. The four modules include Digital Newsgathering, Verification and Reporting, Publishing Effectively on Social Media, and Wellness and Resilience. Once you complete the program, sponsored by the Facebook Journalism Project, you’ll receive a certificate.

Anytime: Stories Worth Telling

Register to watch the on-demand recording of this recent Atlantic57 webinar. It covers “how inclusive storytelling can advance conversations, relationships, and organizations.”

June 2: Deepfakes, Disinformation and Democracy (D3)

June 4: Pro Tips: Writing Refresh

This three-hour workshop will be hosted by the National Press Club. As reporters begin getting back to their normal routines after being vaccinated, this event aims to reenergize tired writing. Other sessions will cover how to be inclusive in your writing and how to write irresistible headlines. Sessions will be lead by reporters from the L.A. Times and Washington Post. Read the press release.

June 8: Complicating the Narratives on Hate & Intolerance: A Virtual Conversation

The Solutions Journalism Network and Not in Our Town will partner for this discussion. It will help journalists reporting on hate and intolerance embrace complexity, provide context, and center stories on victims and survivors rather than the perpetrators.

June 9: How Technology is Changing the Newsroom

Kirsten Dewar, Global Director of News at Dataminr, will host this webinar and chat with David Clinch, Global Media Consultant and Storyful Founding Partner. Clinch helped pioneer the use of web technology and social media for newsgathering during his time at CNN. His 30 years of experience will come into play during this discussion about how the rapidly evolving technology landscape continues to impact journalism.

June 11: BlogHer Creators Summit

“BlogHer was founded on the premise that women’s collective voices hold boundless power. In a time when connection is needed most, and with the health of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors in mind, we launched our virtual event series. And we made it accessible to women everywhere by making it free to attend.” Some of the big name speakers include Kristen Bell and Monica Padman.

June 21: ONA21 Career Day

Register for free for this one-day event that will take place before the ONA21 conference. Recruiters will participate in video chat rooms and one-on-one interviews. Feel free to stay for the full three hours, or spend a few minutes learning about a particular outlet.

June 22-25: ONA21

The 22nd conference from the Online News Association will “bring together some of the best and brightest in digital journalism, focusing on innovation in audience engagement, product development, trends forecasting and digital business strategy.” A virtual Midway will allow attendees to network with exhibitors and other attendees.

June 29: AP Stylebook Webinar

This 90-minute webinar will be led by Paula Froke, editor of the AP Stylebook. She’ll cover the major changes (and the reasons behind them) to the Stylebook over the last year. Topics will include the pandemic, economy, and race-related coverage.

July: Summit for Reporters and Editors

Learn to improve your writing, interviewing, and more at this popular summit. Throughout July, attendees of Poynter’s annual summit will get more than 20 hours of live instruction. The award-winning instructors will “lead conversations exploring diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as self-care and mental health, in the newsroom.” Apply now! Applications close on June 1.

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Rocky Parker is the manager of Audience Relations at PR Newswire. She works with journalists, bloggers, and content creators to create their targeted newsfeeds from PR Newswire for Journalists. Rocky has also counseled on content writing best practices. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines. When she’s not working, Rocky typically can be found cooking, binge-watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson. 

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