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TBD and AU Teach Blogging Workshops


TBD and AU join forces in 6 blog workshops featuring prominent experts on both staffs and beyond for the DC community.

TBD and AU have a series of workshops, that kicked off September 25th, geared towards community bloggers.

Presented in 6 free workshops in the Wechsler Theater on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon (except one workshop on a Thursday evening), people can attend as few or many as they like.

While TBD aimed this series of workshops for the TBD Community Network, the Wechsler Theater has plenty of seating, and we invite other bloggers to attend as well at no charge (though you might hear a network recruiting pitch if you blog about local news and issues).

If you plan to attend this Saturday's workshop, please email Steve Buttry. Also let me know if you have specific questions you would like us to address in a workshop. For instance, does a particular legal issue confuse you, or do you have something specific you would like to do in WordPress?

Calendar of Events


September 25th

David Johnson, an AU assistant professor and The Hill is Home blogger, will lead the first workshop this Saturday, Sept. 25, on "defining your blogging voice."

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October 2nd

Mandy Jenkins, TBD's social media producer, will lead a workshop on engaging the community using social media.

Check out the podcast for this workshop

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October 9th

Ashley Messenger, an AU adjunct professor and in-house counsel for NPR, will present a workshop on legal and ethical issues for bloggers.

Check out the podcast for this workshop

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October 23rd

Mitch Schuler, TBD research director, will lead a workshop on search-engine optimization.

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October 28th

Craig Silverman, editor of and author of Regret the Error, leads a workshop on accuracy and verification from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Silverman is managing editor of PBS Media Shift and Idea Lab, digital journalism director of and a columnist for Columbia Journalism Review.

See the checklist and Silverman slides.

Check out the podcast for this workshop.

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November 6th

The final workshop will be with Lauren Orsini, who recently completed a master's degree at AU, teaching WordPress tricks and tips. Her blog is Otaku Journalist.

Check out the podcast for this workshop