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Journalism workshop to empower bloggers at BlogWorld & New Media Expo

Staff (Social Media Portal) - 30 July 2008


As the use of social media spreads, private individuals are increasingly concerned with giving a professional feel to the online content they create.  The organisers of the upcoming BlogWorld & New Media Expo, a tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media, have decided to address this issue with a professional training certificate workshop, which aims to teach bloggers professional journalistic research and writing techniques.

Each session will be devoted to a specific topic.  The areas covered include journalism content and style tips, information research and selection, legal issues related to blogging and how to attract the attention of professional journalists.  Attendees will be delivered an official BlogWorld "blogger journalist" certification and Web icon, an offering the press release says will convey greater credibility and better brand differentiation.

BlogWorld Expo founder Rick Calvert describes the object of the initiative as helping individuals to make their presence felt in the blogosphere, commenting that, "We created this workshop in partnership with Dr. David Perlmutter to help the independent blogger break into this saturated market and find success - whether that's building readership, getting attention from major bloggers and the mass media, becoming a profitable small business, or even influencing public opinion, the press agenda, and government policy".

The workshop is hosted and organised by David D. Perlmutter, Ph.D, a professor at the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, University of Kansas.  It will be held alongside BlogWorld Expo's Executive & Entrepreneur Conference on September 19th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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