January 2024 Events for Journalists & 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: January 2024

Did you set a goal for 2024 that includes learning a new skill, networking, or attending an industry event? January has a variety of webinars and events targeted to journalists and bloggers that could be the perfect fit.

Review the list below and see if one meets your needs.

January: Crime Coverage Summits

Going beyond “if it bleeds, it leads,” this will be the first of two Crime Coverage Summits, hosted The Radio Television Digital News Association, in January to help TV newsrooms think critically about their reporting on the criminal justice system. The January 8-10 event will take place in Philadelphia, and a second summit will be held Jan. 17-19 in New Orleans. The Summits will examine “coverage of race and juveniles, gun violence, dealing with police, mental health in your newsroom and more, mixing in training from experts with peer-to-peer sharing and collaboration.”

Jan. 9-12: CES

CES is “the most influential tech event in the world.” It will be returning to Las Vegas in 2024 for a live, in-person event. More than 3,500 exhibitors from all over the world will meet with hundreds of media attendees to discuss how their innovations are building a better world. The 2024 event’s theme is “All Together. All On.” Sustainability, vehicle technology, VR, AI, space technology, and esports are just a few of the many topics that will be on display.

Jan. 10: Disruptive AI and Blabbing Chatbots: Are You Ready to Fight or Adapt?

This webinar will be hosted by the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Learn how AI could change your writing or editing career, and how to adapt to it. The panel experts will discuss what AI is, how it works and whether writers and researchers can use the tools effectively to brainstorm, research and outline new ideas.

Jan. 11: What You Need to Know About COVID Antivirals

This webinar from the National Press Foundation “aims to help journalists alleviate public confusion and answer pressing questions about access, costs and availability associated with the changes to coverage of COVID-19 antiviral treatments.” A panel of health and medical experts and a leading COVID journalist will answer viewer-submitted questions. As audiences navigate COVID-19 in a “post-pandemic” world, this webinar can be a great learning experience for health and science writers.

Jan. 12: Burnout & Stress: How journalists can manage both in 2024

A stressful year ahead, including a presidential election and the industry’s financial turmoil, means journalists should prioritize their mental health. This webinar from the National Press Club Journalism Institute will cover practical tips and effective methods for journalists and newsroom leaders to address stress and burnout.

Jan. 12-14: Novel Writing Virtual Conference

Looking to make the jump into book writing in 2024? This conference from Writer’s Digest University could be just the event for you. Seven award-winning and best-selling authors will cover the finer points of how to write a novel, including how to select your book topic and the mistakes to avoid. Attendees will also receive valuable feedback on their query letters for literary agents.

Jan. 15-17: 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 Content & Commerce, Lead Gen, Brand to Brand, Ecommerce, and more.

Jan. 23: Stories to Watch 2024

Hosted by the World Resource Institute, Stories to Watch 2024 will focus on how we can move those in power to make the necessary shifts toward a net zero, climate-resilient future. Four stories will be presented that look at the “political barriers to effective climate action, how to fix the world’s dysfunctional food system, the missing link in the clean energy revolution, and climate change’s ‘silent killer’.”

Jan. 24-25: TravMedia IMM

Calling all travel writers! This global networking event connects the travel industry with editors, journalists, broadcasters, and influencers. Sessions will cover AI best practices, travel content for streaming platforms, sustainable travel, and more. IMM is free for media attendees and will “provide an unrivaled return on the time invested and help journalists plan a year’s worth of travel.” The event will take place at the Javits Center in New York City.

Jan. 26: Election 2024: How to use poll data to accurately inform the public

An election year means media coverage will be dominated by polling data. For journalists, it’s critical to understand how polling organizations conduct their surveys to accurately inform the public. This is a free National Press Club Journalism Institute webinar. Attendees will learn how to dissect polling data and incorporate it into their reporting in ethical and responsible ways.

Jan. 30-Feb. 1: The Southern C Summit

The Southern C Summit welcomes female entrepreneurs for three days of workshops, mentor sessions, social gatherings, and the ever-popular silent disco and swag market. 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. 1-Sept. 26: Poynter Beat Academy

Register now for Poynter’s Beat Academy, a webinar series kicking off in February that “equips journalists with beat expertise, data know-how and excellent local and national sources.” Attend all or some of the weekly webinars, which will cover timely topics like climate change, the presidential election, transgender medical care, and the economy.

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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