January Events Ideal for Journalists and Bloggers

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.

Welcome to the new year! 2023 is wasting no time with unique and useful events for journalists and bloggers. January offers a variety of options, and if you’re looking to learn more about solutions journalism, visual storytelling, or news philanthropy, you’re in luck.

Let’s dive in.

Jan. 5-8: CES

CES is “the most influential tech event in the world.” It will be returning to Las Vegas in 2023 for a live, in-person event. More than 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world will meet with hundreds of media attendees to discuss how their innovations are addressing global challenges. Sustainability is a key focus of the 2023 event. Other topics will include 5G, vehicle tech, cryptocurrency, digital health, the metaverse, and more.

Check out some of the latest CES-related press releases sent via PR Newswire.

Jan. 10: 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.”

Jan. 23-25: Affiliate Summit West

Mass publishers and bloggers alike will head to Las Vegas to attend Affiliate Summit West. Build new partnerships and learn new ways to build traffic to your site. The content tracks include eCommerce, Content & Commerce, a Publisher Demo, and more.

Jan. 25: Visual Storytelling: the challenges faced by journalists working with images

Images can arguably be more powerful than text, but widespread concerns about disinformation and manipulated photos and videos present challenges to visual journalists. This webinar, hosted by Media Defence, will feature an expert panel of visual journalists and those who defend them.

Jan. 25-26: IMM North America

Travel journalists, editors, influencers, and broadcasters can connect with the travel industry at the 11th annual International Media Marketplace. The event will take place in New York City and is a “must-attend annual event for media relationship-building and networking opportunities.” Sustainability and Indigenous tourism are just a few of the topics that will be covered in sessions at the event.

Jan. 28-29: 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 ways to incorporate everything from food to conflict and emotion into your writing.

Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Lenfest News Philanthropy Summit

Register now for this “free virtual gathering focused on the transformative work of fundraising in sustaining essential journalism.” Workshops, keynotes, and more will be available to attendees looking at how to transform philanthropy for news organizations. Topics will cover data utilization, fundraising plans for 2023, how to engage more diverse funders, and more.

Feb. 1-3: The Southern C Summit

The Southern C Summit welcomes female entrepreneurs for three days of workshops, mentor sessions, social gatherings, and (back by popular demand) a silent disco. Topics will cover the latest in e-commerce, media, marketing, and more. If you’re passionate about blogging, wellness, fashion, food, art, or media, this is a great event to check out. Both virtual and in-person ticket options are available. The in-person event will take place in Sea Island, Georgia.

Feb. 3-4: Pinners Conference (Kansas)

The first Pinners Conference and Expo of 2023 will offer workshops and classes covering a variety of DIY topics, including glass etching, knitting, candlemaking, makeup tips, cookie decorating, and much more.

Did we miss an event? Email the team and let us know so we can add it to our full list of upcoming events for journalists and bloggers.

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Rocky Parker is the Manager of Audience and Journalist Engagement at Cision PR Newswire. She's been with the company since 2010 and has worked with journalists and bloggers as well as PR and comms professionals. Outside of work, she can be found trying a new recipe, binging a new show, or cuddling with her pitbull, Hudson.

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