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Media of Birmingham October Mixer

Media of Birmingham

October Mixer

  • Tuesday, October 18
  • 5:30 PM
  • J. Clyde in 5 Points South (1312 Cobb Lane)
  • Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided; drinks are on your own

Join us for an informal gathering on Tuesday, October 18 at J. Clyde. This will be a great time to meet other media professionals, discuss what’s going on in your world, and let us know what you’d like to see Media of Birmingham do this upcoming year.

Most importantly, bring a guest! Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by 5:00 October 17

Special thanks to our location sponsor J. Clyde


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The MOB December Mixer

Media of Birmingham

December Mixer

  • Tuesday, December 7
  • 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Pale Eddies Pour House, 2308 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203 [map]
  • Free admission. RSVP required by Dec 6th at 5:30 PM.
  • NO WALK-INS. Late fee $10.

Get into the holiday spirit with our December mixer. We’ll be at Pale Eddies Pour House in Downtown Birmingham.

Enjoy happy hour specials and invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Free admission but guests are encouraged to bring unwrapped toy. All toy items will be donated to YWCA Santa Workshop!

Register Today

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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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Birmingham media in 2009: nasty, brutish and long

A tag cloud of Media of Birmingham news headlines in 2009

Birmingham’s mainstream media professionals had a brutal 2009. Whether at newspapers, magazines or TV or radio stations, the news was overwhelmingly negative.

Nearly two dozen of our stories posted on Media of Birmingham regurgitated the alarming trends: cuts, layoffs, freezes, buyouts, slumps and terminations. Three magazines — Lipstick, Skirt and Southern Accents — folded in the past 12 months.

At least 100 people at these organizations lost their jobs. Even more frightening are the jobs that disappeared without a whisper, either by news outlets or this site. Who knows how bad it really is?

And that is the odd state of media in Birmingham in 2009. Sometimes, a blog for a professional networking group, or a whisper on Twitter or Facebook, is the only indication that a company is about to implode.

For those continuing to look for work within their current field, we can only wish you the best of luck. And for those working on Plan B for their careers, we offer our encouragement and our ideas.

Not all of you will stay in media, whether it’s advertising, marketing, journalism or whatever. The jobs are going away, and many are not coming back.

That doesn’t mean creative, smart professionals can’t carve out a new career. But it will take luck, talent and hard work, the tripod of success. Career transformation can be done, and it’s happening every day in Birmingham.

Media of Birmingham will continue to bring the news and information that matters to our audience, whether on this site or in our monthly events. We serve you, the city’s professional media community.

And we ask that you pitch in. Your ideas, your energy and your willingness to help keep this group thriving, even in a challenging year like this one.

The headlines may continue to be negative for some time. Only you can rewrite your own story.

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Media of Birmingham headlines from 2009

The bad news …

The not-so-bad news …

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Read more Birmingham media updates.

Have a news tip? Let us know!

Birmingham Entrepreneur on Tuesday

Getting Noticed and Working with the Media

Atticus RomingerAtticus Rominger, a consultant with Rominger Media and MOBster, shares insights and tips on getting media coverage for your business. The former Fox 6 reporter will give insider’s view of how the newsroom really works and what will help you get noticed when working with the media.

Photos from The MOB turns 4

Our fourth anniversary brought out the thirsty and the hungry to Surin West on Southside for the MOB’s October event. Thanks for making Media of Birmingham into more than just a networking club.

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Photos from Swanky September Soiree

Another packed house for the September MOB event, with close to 20 on the patio at sunset at McCormick and Schmick’s. Also, plenty of good cheap eats and good company.

A special thanks to volunteers Colin Peterson for these pics and to Chianti Cleggett for greeting and signing in attendees.

Check out photos from our event …

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