Events in October Perfect 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.

Upcoming Events, October 2023

Looking for learning and networking opportunities in October? Check out these unique events for journalists and bloggers in October.

They cover a range of topics, from freelance pitching to climate journalism, college media, and finance content creation.

Multiple Dates: Freelancing with Tim

Workshops from Freelancing with Tim are back after a long hiatus. Four events are scheduled for October:

  • Oct. 4: Pitch perfect: Everything to know about pitching stories
  • Oct. 5: How to write better personal essays
  • Oct. 11: The art of structuring a longform feature
  • Oct. 12: How to use social media to find freelance work

Oct. 12: News Impact Summit: Elevating Climate Journalism

This one-day event is hosted by the European Journalism Centre and will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. Discussions will address “the challenges and opportunities faced by climate journalists in an era of rapid technological advancements and growing climate urgency.” Keynote presentations will be complemented by hands-on, interactive sessions.

Oct. 5-26: Smart Data Master Class

The International News Media Association will host this month-long series of sessions focused on a range of data-related topics. The four modules will take place on Thursdays throughout October. Modules will cover topics like news personalization, generative AI, and newsroom analytics.

Oct. 18-21: FinCon 2023

FinCon is for anyone creating personal finance content, from bloggers to podcasters, freelancers, and influencers. The event will teach attendees how to create better content, grow their audience, and make more money doing it. Sessions will cover financial wellbeing, retirement planning, finance for business owners, and more. #FinCon23 will take place in New Orleans.

Oct. 23-27: Web-Writing Workshop

This workshop from Wylie Communications will focus on writing for web pages on mobile devices. Learn how to get to the point faster, effectively structure a web page, and write copy that will cut through the clutter.

Oct. 29-Nov. 2: Fall National College Media Convention

Collegiate journalists, media students, and their advisers will gather in Atlanta, Georgia, for four days of sessions, speakers, critiques, and contests. The convention is “the place to seek solutions to the most challenging publishing and broadcasting problems, share success stories, see what’s new in the media marketplace, and network with students and advisers from across the nation.” Sessions will cover how to make a living writing, photography skills, press freedom 101, video storytelling, and much more.

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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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