Webinars and Other Events for Journalists, Bloggers in April 2022
Welcome to Blogger Events, a monthly column of upcoming blogger and journalist events that we think you should know about. Plan even further ahead and bookmark our page with upcoming events for the entire year.
As we head into the second quarter of the year, make some time on your calendar for one (or more) of these unique events for media staffers. Whether you’re looking for help with your freelance career, craft blog, travel writing or something else, you can find something in April.
March 31: ONA Career Day
The Online News Association will host this career day and provide access to recruiters for jobs, internships, graduate programs and fellowships. All levels of professionals – whether you’re in audience and engagement, product, digital or the business side of journalism – are welcome. The AP, Digiday, Hearst and the Wall Street Journal are among the recruiters.
Multiple April Dates: Freelancing with Tim
After a brief hiatus, Tim Herrera is back with a slate of workshops and webinars in April. Some are free to attend and others start at a small fee ($5-$15). The events include:
- April 10: Contracts, rates, platforms, and more: The business of freelancing
- April 12: Workshop: The art of structuring a longform feature
- April 19: Workshop: Everything to know about selling and writing a nonfiction book
- April 24: An introduction to the basics of being a freelancer
- April 26: Pitch perfect: Everything to know about pitching stories
- May 3: Workshop: How to write better personal essays
April 6-10: Craftcation
This five-day conference has a motto of “Make ALL the Things.” In the past, the hands-on workshops have covered sewing, screenprinting, perfume making, stained glass, shoemaking, knitting, weaving, mixed media art, painting, embroidery, dyeing and more. Attendees will also be able to attend sessions geared toward building their craft business, including social media, marketing and creation.
April 6-10: International Journalism Festival
The International Journalism Festival will return to Perugia, Italy, in 2022. If you can’t attend in person, all sessions will be live-streamed and on-demand videos will be made available.
Poynter’s free webinar will “explore the connection between the pandemic-era economy and the role of immigrant workers in your community.” The event will help attendees generate story ideas about immigration’s impact on the economy and work with sources for their reporting.
April 18-21: TBEX North America
The “Home of Travel Creatives” will take place in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state. Travel content creators will network with travel industry experts, boost their writing, multimedia, and marketing skills, and get to explore a beautiful location.
April 18-22: Get Clicked, Liked & Shared
This content writing masterclass will be taught by award-winning writing coach Ann Wylie. Content writers, freelance writers and social media marketers are encouraged to attend. The course will help you boost your skills in writing blog posts and social media posts that attract readers, keep them on the page and encourage more engagement.
April 22-23: Pinners Conference & Expo (Boise, Idaho)
DIYers and craft bloggers can head to the Idaho Fairgrounds for 100 creative classes. Garland making, glass etching, air fryer tips and vegan cooking are just a few of the topics that’ll be covered.
April 28-29: Online Media Seminar | XV World Forestry Congress
Ahead of the World Forestry Congress, which will take place in Seoul, South Korea, in May, members of the media are invited to attend this online event to “learn and connect with scientists, experts and renowned journalists for insights on forest solution pathways and the essential role of forests in the sustainability of planet Earth.” The seminar is free and will be available in English, French and Spanish.
April 29-May 1: TravelCon
One of several events for travel content creators in 2022, TravelCon will help attendees boost their skills in travel video, photography, writing and blogging. The conference offers three full days of actionable content from experts in and out of the travel industry. It will take place in Memphis, Tennessee, and also includes a virtual ticket option.
The 2022 NATJA Conference will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Travel journalists will meet and connect in San Juan and participate in tours and workshops to spark creativity. Attendees will get “an intimate look at how this remarkable island and its people have flourished amid the natural disasters that have struck the island in recent years.”