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September event: The Freelancers Forum

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It’s tough times for publishing — maybe it’s time to think about the next step.

If you’ve considered freelancing, but don’t know where to begin, we’ve got the panel for you.

Donna FrancavillaDonna Francavilla, freelance broadcast reporter/consultant

  • Owner, Frankly Speaking Communications LLC, providing consulting services, voice work, writing, ad placement. Besides reporting on some of Birmingham’s most prominent news stories, Donna is a radio and television consultant. donnafrancavilla.com

Julie KeithJulie Keith, editor-in-chief, Thicket Magazine

  • Thicket magazine functions in equal measures as an educational and entertainment piece, a journalistic road map of the state. Julie previously worked at Portico and Alabama magazines.

Jean McLeanJean M. McLean, freelance writer/editor

  • Freelance writer/editor specializing in corporate, construction, real estate, medical, travel, home and Christian interests. Regular contributor to Birmingham News, Portico, Southern Breeze, Samford University’s Seasons, Birmingham Home and Garden, Birmingham Parent and Birmingham Medical News, among others.

You told us you wanted more in-depth discussions and training, so join the discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Wine Loft downtown [map].

  • 5:30 p.m. — meet and greet
  • 6-7 — panel discussion

E-mail your questions in advance to us. The event is free and open to everyone.

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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Connecting journos and sources

Our pal Atticus has created a new site called SourceBarn, sourcebarn.com. Like ProfNet, this free service connects journalists with sources and experts. Unlike ProfNet, it’s focused on Alabama-based professionals.

I wanted to let you know about a great local website for Alabama reporters and publicists. It’s called SourceBarn, and it’s FREE. Reporters, editors and authors looking for sources can post queries on the site. Those queries are shared with PR folks, marketing types and others who can help track down great interviews. This a way for reporters to make their stories sing, and for publicists to get their clients/organizations some great ink!

You can check it out at SourceBarn.com. Remember, the more people use it, the better it works, so please forward this on to as many people as you can think of.

Thanks!

Reporters: The next time you’re on deadline, give it a try by sending your query to Atticus, who’ll distribute it via e-mail.

PR pros: Sign up for his e-mail list to get the queries from state journalists.

The more you use the site, the more it will grow.

August event: Til Tuesday

Voices Carry

Time for a change — a big change.

You told us when to meet, and from now on, we’ll gather on Tuesdays!

The MOB meets on Tuesday, Aug. 19, for our monthly mixer. Head over to Matthew’s Bar and Grill on Morris Avenue [map] for a summer closeout blowout. Join us anytime from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

P.S. Please join our free mailing list for all the updates straight to your In box.

We’re so happy the MOB’s doing well, after the jump …

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Photos from Shades of Grey

Thanks to all who came out in triple-digit temps for our July mixer at Grey House Grille. Check out these photos of our sojourn at SoHo.

More summer fun on the way from the MOB …

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July event: Shades of Grey

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Take time out of your hazy summer for an evening with the MOB.

The fifth anniversary celebration continues with our monthly mixer. Come out July 21 to Grey House Grille in SoHo Square in Homewood [map | wine list] from 5:30 to 7 p.m. We’ll have happy hour specials (beers, martinis, and wine), a nice corner of the patio, and nametags galore.

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

P.S. Please join our free mailing list for all the updates straight to your In box.

June event: Bottletree Bonanza

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Meet us June 16 for our monthly mixer. We’ll be at Bottletree Cafe [map] from 5:30 to 7:30, sipping drinks and kicking back on the patio.

(Sorry about last month’s event: WorkPlay didn’t tell us or anyone that the bar would be closed for the concert. Grrr.)

We promise: No crazy last-minute location changes. No 1920s-style prohibition. No bad weather (fingers crossed).

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

P.S. Please join our free mailing list for all the updates straight to your In box.

May event: WorkPlayMay

May you live in interesting times.

Mother, may I?

Devil may care.

It’s May, and we have a special treat lined up for our monthly mixer.

Join us May 19 for our networking event at WorkPlay in Lakeview [map]. We’ll be there from 5:30 and 7:30. Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Plus: Stick around for a $10 fund-raiser concert featuring Daniel Bashta and Jason Morant. A portion of the proceeds goes to Give Grace, an Auburn-based charity supporting orphans and missions around the world. Show begins at 7.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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A concert video preview, after the jump …

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Photos from Red White Power

Blessed with beautiful weather and a big crowd — not to mention drink specials, thanks to Chianti Cleggett and The Grape — the MOB was out in full force this week for our April mixer.

Lots of new faces, and a few returning ones as well. But don’t take our word for it. Check out photos from our event at the Summit …

(Next up: May 19 at WorkPlay. Check out who’s playing that night …)

Thanks to all who dropped by.

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April event: Red White Power

Update: See photos from this event.

April showers bring MOB powers. OK, so we never could compose poetry.

[But we can find Waldo.]

Join us April 21 for our networking event at The Grape at The Summit [map]. MOBster Chianti Cleggett set up our patio outing, along with our MOB exclusive drink specials:

A special pinot noir and pinot grigio — normally $9 a glass — will be available to us for $7.

(Of course, if those aren’t your faves, you can pick anything from the extensive wine list or appetizer/dinner menu.

We’ll be there from 5:30 and 7:30 on Monday, April 21. Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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It all depends on your appetite, after the jump …

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Photos from That Éire Feeling

The luck and the bling of the Irish was with us in March at Speakeasy 1920 downtown. A hearty thanks to those who visited on St. Patrick’s Day.

(Coming up April 21, a night on the patio at the Grape at the Summit.)

Check out photos from our event …

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