Events for Journalists, Bloggers in January 2022
Welcome to Blogger Events, a monthly column of what’s happening in the blog world.
New year, new events. In our latest event roundup, we have several webinars and in-person and hybrid events that should be on your calendar.
Multiple Dates: Freelancing with Tim
Tim Herrera has packed January with unique webinars for freelancers. They include:
- Jan. 16: Everything to know about pitching stories
- Jan. 23: The art of structuring a longform feature
- Jan. 30: The basics of being a freelancer
Subscribe to the newsletter to be alerted to upcoming events each month.
Jan 5-8: CES
The “most influential tech event in the world” will return to Las Vegas for an in-person event in 2022. The lineup includes speakers from GM, Abbott, Instacart, T-Mobile, HBO, and more. Topics will run the tech gamut, from crypto and self-driving cars to gaming, space technology, and beyond. Due to the spread of the omicron variant, several companies have announced that they will not be attending in-person, but many more are still expected to attend.
Jan. 11: Solutions Journalism 101
This webinar, hosted by the Solutions Journalism Network, will “explore the ins and outs of solutions journalism, talk about why it’s important, explain key steps in reporting a solutions story, and share tips and resources for journalists interested in investigating how people are responding to social problems.” After that, make sure to check out other useful SJN courses covering topics like reporting on education, the economy, and health care.
Jan. 12: A Conversation on AI and Media
This webinar, sponsored by E&P, will teach media pros how artificial intelligence can improve business, help create new revenue streams, boost site traffic, and more. The free event will cover topics like AI-enabled job boards, automated AI-generated insights, and AI for podcasts.
Jan. 18: New Year, New Clients
This hour-long webinar from The Writers’ Co-op will discuss ways for freelancers to find new clients in new niches, with larger budgets, and more. Tim Herrera, founder of Freelancing with Tim, will be the guest host.
Jan. 21-23: Novel Writing Virtual Conference
Tune into this virtual event from Writer’s Digest to hear insights from six award-winning and best-selling authors on the finer points of how to write a novel. At the end, if you feel ready to pitch your novel, a bonus webinar will offer help for crafting a query letter for agents – and you’ll get feedback from an agent! Session topics will cover character development, how to write a series, the editing process, the best writing apps, and more.
Jan. 26-27: IMM North America
Travmedia’s International Media Marketplace (IMM) connects the travel industry with top journalists, editors, influencers, and broadcasters. The two-day networking event allows travel media to connect with exhibitors in one-on-one appointments to share insights, discuss trends, and hear story ideas. The event will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Feb. 2-4: The Southern C Summit
The event that’s all about #ConnectCollaborateCreate will offer both in-person (Sea Island, Georgia) and virtual options in 2022. The summit is “tailored to offer a community of passionate entrepreneurs, creatives, and business owners an opportunity to connect and collaborate amongst top names in media, business, and branding online and in person.”