Chicagoland Journalism Events

July 30, 2024
  • Medill Solutions Journalism Summer Summit!

    July 30, 2024  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Medill Solutions Journalism Summer Summit!

    Hey journalists and storytellers! Let’s talk about what's working. Join us in Downtown Chicago at Medill - Northwestern University for the inaugural solutions journalism Summer Summit co-hosted with Solutions Journalism Network. The all-star lineup includes you, so register now for this free conference on Tuesday, July 30: https://bit.ly/3yM3yjF

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July 31, 2024
  • The Freelance Business Workshop

    July 31, 2024  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The Institute for Independent Journalists: Freelance Business Workshop

    Wednesday, July 31, 2024, from 8 am to 5 pm CT 

    Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605

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    This full-day workshop will give freelancers the training and perspective needed to develop a business plan and path to financial and emotional sustainability as an independent journalist. While geared at people with a few years’ experience as entrepreneurs, even experienced journalists will pick up new ideas and tactics to take their practices to the next level — and newbies will understand what to expect in a freelance career. Topics include:

    • The 3 P’s model of structuring a freelance portfolio, how to track income and time on the same spreadsheet, and what to negotiate for in addition to higher pay. 
    • Effective networking, recruiting anchor clients, identifying your brand and niche, and when to say no. 
    • A range of organization, time management, and mental health strategies 

    For more information on the workshop, see: https://theiij.com/2024-chicago-freebiz 

    Space is limited! There are two ways to attend. 

    1. If you're registered for the NABJ convention, fill out this form and forward your NABJ convention registration to info@theiij.com in order to grab your place at a $25 discount.  (You will receive an email confirmation to secure your spot with a link for discounted workshop registration.)

    2. If you are not attending the NABJ convention, fill out this form and visit the registration link and pay $69 before July 17, or $99 regular registration after that time. Register here: bit.ly/iijchicago2024 

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