This from Theresa Sullivan Barger:
The American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA) conference is a great way to learn about the latest trends in freelance journalism, meet with editors looking for writers and meet other successful independent journalists.
The conference is open to non-members April 25 & 26. Daniel Jones, editor of The Times’ ‘Modern Love’ column is the keynote speaker at Friday’s lunch. I’ll be serving on a panel geared to newer freelancers on Saturday morning called, ‘Armor-Plate Your Work: How to Write Bulletproof Copy’ along with freelancers who have written for The New York Times, Wired, National Geographic and Sports Illustrated.
Attending this conference is time and money well spent for independent journalists. Early bird registration discounts end March 28. I always leave the conference with new editor and writer contacts, concrete information about the business of freelancing and a renewed sense of inspiration.
Here’s the overview, with a link to the ASJA 2014 conference site:
Join 650 writers, editors, publishers and agents at North America’s premier conference for freelance writers and book authors! This year’s focus is the most important item in your writer’s toolkit: YOU. You’re the key to your success as an independent writer, and we’re here to help you boost your strengths, publicize your talents and turn your own personal stories into gold. You’ll hobnob with agents who are looking for the next bestseller and editors who are eager to buy stories. You’ll hear from the best in the business on topics like storytelling, custom content, self-publishing and negotiating. And you’ll learn the latest about protecting yourself from invasions of your privacy and your rights.http://www.asja.org/for-writers/annual-conference/2014/