MOB May Event

MEDIA OF BIRMINGHAM

MAY EVENT

“New Media is Old Again”

Dr. Minebere Ibelema

  • Tuesday, May 17
  • 11:30 a.m. check-in and networking; 12:00 p.m. lunch and presentation
  • The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Lunch will be served
  • $10.00 (RSVP required)

New Media is Old Again

Dr. Minebere “Berry” Ibelema, an associate professor in Communication Studies at UAB, will speak on how old media like Gutenberg’s press set the stage for the new technologies that have followed. Dr. Ibelema will focus on some of the old technologies and how they have been repackaged in some way for our convenience and ease.

Minabere Ibelema  is an Associate Professor, who teaches news and feature writing, as well as conceptual courses. His current research focus is on the press and democratization, with an emphasis on Africa. His book The African Press, Civic Cynicism, and Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award in Research in 2009. He is the co-author of Afro-Optimism: Perspectives on Africa’s Advances (Praeger, 2003). He has published several research articles as book chapters or in journals, including Journalism & Communication MonographsFree Speech YearbookJournal of Development CommunicationNewspaper Research JournalJournal of Radio StudiesJournalism & Mass Communication Educator, and Current History. One of the essays was reprinted in Signs of Life in the USA: Readings in Popular Culture for Writers (Bedford Books, 1994).

His articles have also been published in major magazines and newspapers, including NewsweekEssenceThe St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and The Birmingham News. He has had journalistic stints as a copy editor or reporter atThe Birmingham NewsThe (Birmingham) Post-HeraldThe (Topeka) Capital-Journal, and The Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, among other newspapers. He also writes a weekly column for the Sunday edition of one of Nigeria’s major dailies, The Punch.

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

Please RSVP by 12:00 p.m. May 16

You must RSVP for this event–NO WALK-INS

Special thanks to our location sponsor The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

REGISTER TODAY!

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See Jane Write Presents: See Jane Tweet!

  • Date: Thursday, April 28th
  • Time: 6 PM to 8 PM
  • Location: Matthew’s Bar & Grill, 2208 Morris Ave. (directions)
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP Required by April 26th to javacia@georgiamae.com

On Thursday, April 28,  See Jane Write will present its second event: See Jane Tweet!

See Jane Tweet is a seminar designed to help women writers discover ways to use Twitter and other social media tools  to promote their work, connect with other writers, and get published. Event speakers Erin Shaw Street and Kristen Record Heptinstall will also teach participants more about digital branding.

Erin Shaw Street (@erinshawstreet) is Associate Editor at Southern Living Magazine and board member of the Alabama Social Media Association (ALSOCME). She also has a thing for gold shoes. You can find her writing at www.erinstreet.com.

Kristen Record Heptinstall (@kristenheptin) is Senior Producer for Social Media and Community at al.com, executive director of the Alabama Social Media Association (ALSOCME), and a Walt Disney World fanatic. She blogs at southernwebgirl.blogspot.com.

See Jane Tweet will be held Thursday, April 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Matthew’s Bar & Grill. This event is free but you must RSVP by Tuesday, April 26 to attend. To be added to the participant list simply email See Jane Write organizer Javacia Harris Bowser atjavacia@georgiamae.com.

See Jane Write is a networking group for female bloggers, journalists, and creative writers in the Birmingham area. Birmingham native Javacia Harris Bowser started See Jane Write in hopes of creating an organization that would enrich, support and promote female literary artists in the Magic City through workshops, seminars, and social events.

See Jane Write presents See Jane Tweet
at Matthew’s Bar & Grill, 2208 Morris Ave.
Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m.

6-6:30 p.m. — Networking (Time to grab some grub from the bar and mingle with other local female writers)
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. — Presentation (Erin and Kristen talk Twitter, digital branding and much more)
7:30 – 8 p.m. — Q&A session


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!

March Event Slides – Writing For The Web

In case you missed our March presentation or just would like to review the information presented, here are the slides that were shown by Lisa Harris.

March Event: Writing for the Web

  • March 22nd
  • 5:30 p.m. networking; 6:00 p.m. presentation
  • The Birmingham News (The Rhodes Room), 2201 Fourth Ave. North, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • There is a parking deck diagonally across the street from The Birmingham News if no on-street parking is available
  • $10.00 (RSVP required)

Writing for the Web

How can you get more customers through your website?  Come to our workshop March 22nd “Writing for the Web.”

We’ll give you tips and advice on how to market your company or yourself through your website. Topics will include:

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Branding & Messaging
  • Lead generation
  • Copywriting

Presented by Lisa Harris of Lisa Harris PR & Communications

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

Please RSVP by 5:00 March 21

You must RSVP for this event–NO WALK-INS

Special thanks to our location sponsor The Birmingham News

REGISTER TODAY!

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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Photos from MOB Personal Branding Event in January

We hope you enjoyed The Media of Birmingham event in January on the subject of Personal Branding. We look forward to seeing you at our February 15th event on Video Made Easy!

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February Event: Video Made Easy

Media of Birmingham

February Event: Video Made Easy

  • Tuesday, February 15th
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • The Birmingham News (The Rhodes Room), 2201 Fourth Ave. North, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Parking:  There is a parking deck diagonally across the street from The Birmingham News if no on-street parking is available
  • $10, RSVP required
  • REGISTER TODAY
Got Video?
Media of Birmingham’s February event will focus on the nuts and bolts of creating video for your website or blog. Our speakers, Dennis Pillion and Matt Cuthbert, both use video frequently on AL.com. You will enjoy learning how to shoot, upload, and promote video that will spice up your website immediately.
Dennis Pillion has been a sports producer for AL.com since April 2007.  He has covered everything from the BCS National Championship to NBA games. Matt Cuthbert has been with AL.com since 1998 and he is currently working as a senior producer. He manages AL.com’s community blogs and their outside media affiliations.
Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.
Please RSVP by 5:00 February 15
You must RSVP for this event–NO WALK-INS
Special thanks to our location sponsor The Birmingham News

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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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 Association of Black Journalists (BABJ) Host 2011 College Workshop

You are invited to attend

The Birmingham Association of Black Journalists (BABJ)

2011 College Workshop

*This event has been canceled.  If rescheduled, updated informaton will be posted. 

  • Date: CANCELED
  • Time: 11 AM to 1 PM
  • Location: Heritage Hall at UAB [map]

This workshop will give college students an opportunity to hear from decision makers in media organizations—managing editors, and news managers with the ability to hire and fire.

Take this opportunity to learn exactly what skills are needed to work in the 21st century newsroom.  BABJ hopes to assist students in maximizing their potential for success in obtaining internships and entry level jobs.

Facts about the Birmingham Association of Black Journalist

The Birmingham Association of Black Journalists (BABJ) was founded in 1983 by a group of media professionals who wanted to encourage the employment and retention of journalists of color in the Birmingham area. 
 
The organization has grown from a dozen journalists who could fit around a table at the Birmingham Press Club to an organization of more than 50 members including print, broadcast news, public relations and marketing professionals.  We are affiliated with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
 
BABJ continues to promote the employment and retention of media professionals while seeking to provide opportunities for professional growth and development.  We also offer scholarships and guidance to students considering careers in the media.

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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