How to Go From Bedroom Blogger to Paid Journalist
Join Creative Loafing Atlanta Food and Drink Editor Besha Rodell and Eater Atlanta Editor Jennifer Zyman as they discuss best practices for getting your blog noticed by editors of publications and websites and how to get hired!
Besha Rodell has been Creative Loafing's Food Editor and main restaurant critic since early 2006. Before that she was the restaurant columnist for the Raleigh/Durham Independent Weekly. She also worked for years as a cook, waitress and manager in some of New York and North Carolina's best restaurants.
* - 2011 Association of Food Journalists, 1st place, Best Food Essay, all circulations, "Around the Clock at Waffle House".
* - 2007 Association of Food Journalists, 3rd place, Restaurant... Read More →
Jennifer Zyman was born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in Atlanta by Mexican parents. She is a graduate of Emory University and California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Jennifer runs “The Blissful Glutton” (www.blissfulglutton.com), an award-winning website where she writes about her culinary explorations around Atlanta and the rest of the world. She is now the editor of Eater Atlanta, as well as a contributor to Creative Loafing Atlanta.
Reporting on News and Politics
Join this panel discussion lead by Andisheh Nouraee (CARE.org), and featuring Thomas Wheatley (Creative Loafing), Gwynedd Stuart (Creative Loafing), Rich Sullivan (DaveFM) and Allison Fabella (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) as they discuss how political campaigning and how reporting on news and politics have changed with the mainstreaming of Twitter and Facebook, and how traditional media outlets have directed their reporting standards.
Allison is the SEO Manager/Social Media Manager at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. There she manages search marketing and social media strategies for AJC websites including ajc.com, accessatlanta, ajchomes.com, ajccars.com, and others. Allison is also a founding member and VP of Programming, SEMPO Atlanta.
Andisheh Nouraee is a writer for CARE, one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid agencies, and a former columnist and illustrator for Creative Loafing, an alt-weekly newspaper in Atlanta. His book Americapedia: Taking The Dumb Out Of Freedom was published in July. www.Andisheh.com
Gwynedd Stuart is a Staff News Writer for Creative Loafing Atlanta. In 2009 she won an award for long-form journalism from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies for her work at Folio Weekly in Jacksonville, FL.
Radio host at 92.9 dave fm in Atlanta, 2-6pm |
Rich has worked in radio in Atlanta for 16 years. |
He uses social media to promote his charitable endeavors as well as rally people to be involved in local politics. In August of 2010, Rich started a Facebook page, Georgians for Sunday Alcohol Sales. This page along with the activity generated by it was instrumental in getting SB-10 passed.
An Atlanta native who spent nearly 12 lost years in the suburban wilderness, Thomas is an award-winning Creative Loafing staff writer who covers transportation, the environment, urban development and state and local politics. A graduate of the University of Georgia and former New Yorker, he enjoys crossword puzzles and C-SPAN. He has an intense fear of spiders, clowns and old black-and-white movies in which men court women. Prior to joining CL, he was a staff writer at a weekly newspaper in... Read More →
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