Author Archives: Media of Birmingham

SPJ chapter to hold Ethics Poker night

poker chips

The Alabama Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will play host for Ethics Poker next week.

Guests will learn to play Texas Hold ’Em for fun, using special decks that highlight the society’s Code of Ethics. Discussion topics include the code and how to improve it to meet the challenges of contemporary journalism.

Ethics Poker takes place at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Desert Island Supply Co., 5500 First Ave. N., Woodlawn district in Birmingham [map]. Organizers expect the event to run 2 hours.

The free event will include refreshments, but advance registration is required.

For more information or to register, email Chris Roberts at croberts@ua.edu.

Photo: Adrian Sampson (CC)

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April Event – MOB Mixer at Parkside Cafe

MEDIA OF BIRMINGHAM

April Mixer

Come enjoy springtime on the outside patio at Parkside Cafe. Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

  • Tuesday, April 19
  • 5:30 PM
  • Parkside Cafe, 4036 5th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222 (across from Avondale Park and Avondale Library)
  • $0.00 (but RSVP appreciated)

Please RSVP by 12:00 April 19

REGISTER TODAY!

January Event: Personal Branding

Media of Birmingham

January Event: Personal Branding

  • Tuesday, January 18
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Intermark, 101 25th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • $10, RSVP required
  • REGISTER TODAY

Personal Branding: What, Why & How

Learn about the ins and outs of personal branding—what it is, why you should do it, and how to create a brand for yourself.

Our panel of experts include Ruwena Healy, Matt Havard, and Ralph Summerford. Ruwena, President of Marketing 24/7, is the go to person in Birmingham for personal branding. Matt, Manager of Recruitment and Training at the Birmingham News, will share his insights from the perspective of a larger, more traditional media company. And Ralph, President of Forensic/ Strategic Solutions, serves as a shining example of successful personal branding.

Bring your questions and notebooks–you’ll be getting a lot of useful information.

Join us Tuesday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Intermark. Networking is from 5:30 to 6:00, and the program begins at 6:00.

Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by Monday, January 17, noon

Note: You must RSVP for this event — NO WALK-INS. No refunds.
Special thanks to our location sponsor Intermark.

REGISTER TODAY

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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Birmingham Business Journal is looking for an experienced banking and finance reporter

Birmingham Business Journal Banking reporter

The Birmingham Business Journal is looking for an experienced banking and finance reporter.

Hours: Full Time

Reports To: Editor

Duties: This reporter will cover banks headquartered in Birmingham and the legal community.

Skills: Previous reporting experience

Experience: Candidates should have at least two years of reporting experience at a newspaper.

Contact: Cindy Crawford, editor
ccrawford@bizjournals.com
2140 11th Ave South
Suite 205
Birmingham, AL 35205
205-322-0000

Intern – Birmingham Magazine (2011)

Our pal Carla Jean at Birmingham Magazine reminded us that the deadline to apply for an unpaid, part-time editorial internship in the spring (January-April) is Dec. 1. For more information, see our previous post.

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Need a job? Check our job board.
Have a job to fill? Contact The MOB for your free listing.

Alabama Media Professionals workshop on Oct. 14

Alabama Media ProfessionalsWhere’s the Money Now?

  • Alabama Media Professionals Fall Workshop
  • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14
  • Southeastern Conference, First Floor Meeting Room, 2201 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. N., downtown [map]
  • Cost: $35, $25 for members, $15 for students. Includes lunch and deck parking.  Make checks payable to Alabama Media Professionals and mail to Madelyn Bonnett, 2078 Crenshaw Road, Columbiana, AL 35051.
  • For more information, call Marti Slay, 655-1414.

Challenged by client cutbacks and layoffs, writers and other communications professionals are seeking new income sources. Where do you turn when the world seems to turn on you? What do you need to learn? Where are the new markets for your talents? Get the answers from AMP’s panel of professionals who have taken bold steps and will give you first-hand information. You’ll leave with ideas you can turn into cash by venturing into new media, learning new skills, and showing your clients how to compete in today’s fast-changing environment.

  • Dr. Wilson Lowrey, Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Alabama.
  • Jennifer Walker Journey, Professional Blogger
  • John Phillips, Nighthawk Publications

Workshop Scholarships: Alabama Media Professionals will offer a limited number of workshop scholarships to individuals who have lost jobs or major income from client budget cuts. These scholarships are funded by donations from members and event sponsors. For details, e-mail Ann Halpern at halperns@charter.net.

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September Event: From Day Job to Freelance

Media of Birmingham
September Event: From Day Job to Freelance

  • Tuesday, September 21
  • 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th Street North, Birmingham, AL [map]
  • $16 (includes lunch), RSVP required

Transitioning From Your Day Job to Freelancing

Learn from fellow media professionals who left, voluntarily or involuntarily, their traditional day jobs and started their own businesses.

Atticus Rominger, Kate Darden, and Cary Estes join Andre Natta, moderator, to discuss how they successfully went from day jobs to being on their own. Bring your questions and notebooks–this is sure to generate a lot of useful information. (Also bring your appetite–lunch is included!)

Join us Tuesday, September 21 at 12:00 at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by Sunday, September 19, 6 p.m.

Note: You must RSVP for this event — NO WALK-INS. No refunds.

Special thanks to our location sponsor Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

REGISTER TODAY

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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Want to sponsor a MOB event? It’s easy.

August event: The Birmingham Magazine Showcase

  • Birmingham MagazineTuesday, Aug. 17
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Infomedia, Teklinks building, 201 Summit Parkway, Homewood [map]
  • $10, RSVP required ($20 late fee)

How Can Traditional Media Co-Exist with New Media?

Learn from staff members at Birmingham Magazine as they demonstrate how they’ve incorporated social networking to engage readers online.

See how they got started with new media and what innovative tools lie in the magazine’s future including the new City Guide iPhone app.

Join us Tuesday, Aug. 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Infomedia. (See directions below.)

  • 5:30-6 p.m. – networking
  • 6-7 – Birmingham Magazine presentation
  • 7-7:30 – City Guide iPhone App presentation

Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 13, 5 p.m.

Note: You must RSVP for this event — NO WALK-INS.

Special thanks to our location sponsor Infomedia.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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Want to sponsor a MOB event? It’s easy.

Directions to Infomedia:

  • Take I-65 to Exit 256A, Oxmoor Road (Homewood).
  • Head west on Oxmoor for 0.4 miles.
  • Turn right onto Summit Parkway (just before Hamburger Heaven).
  • Head uphill, turn right into the Teklinks parking lot.
  • At the main entrance, we’ll be in the big conference room on the left.

Introducing the first board of directors

We’re pleased to announce the first board of directors for Media of Birmingham. As previously mentioned, these 12 distinguished professionals will guide this organization from this point forward.

The new board members are:

  • Crystal Carr
  • Brian Cauble
  • Bryan Council
  • Sarah Hart
  • Nicole Henderson
  • Stacey Hood
  • Veronica Kennedy
  • Sally Reilly
  • Melissa Snow-Clark
  • Marie A. Sutton
  • Randall Vaughn
  • and Andrea Walker.

You can find out more about them on the board of directors page. And you can meet them at Tuesday’s MOB meeting.

Congratulations to our new board members!

July event: The Sparkbox Connection

  • Tuesday, July 20
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Sparkbox Coworking, 2309 Second Ave. S., downtown Birmingham [map]
  • $5, RSVP required ($10 late fee)

Coworking? Collaboration? Confession: These are terms you may not be familiar with, but our July event can help.

Meet the folks at Sparkbox Coworking in downtown Birmingham. Have wine provided by DeVinci’s Pizza, network with media professionals, and learn from Sparkbox’s members about their professional services and coworking life.

  • 5:30 – networking
  • 6 – table talks with Sparkbox members

Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by Friday, July 16, 5 p.m.

Note: You must RSVP for this event — NO WALK-INS. Late fee is $10; fees go to W Social Marketing.

Please RSVP by Friday, July 16, 5 p.m.

Special thanks to our sponsors Sparkbox Coworking, DeVinci’s Pizza and W Social Marketing.

Note: Ticket revenue goes to W Social Marketing, not Media of Birmingham.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

W Social Marketing

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Want to sponsor a MOB event? It’s easy.

Directions/parking: You can park on the street or in the lot at the northeast corner of 23rd Street and Second Avenue South.

Entrance to Sparkbox (look for “Filament Artists” sign).