Columbia J-school

An Evening Workshop: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
with Prof. SREE SREENIVASAN, Columbia Journalism School
and WNBC-TV's tech reporter

[ Two versions of these last year were sold out - so sign up soon!
If you can't make this event, watch for another session, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 ]

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
6-10 pm
(lots to learn in four hours, so please be on time - or early)
Doors open at 5:15 p.m.
Columbia University Journalism School

115th St & Broadway (take #1 subway to 116th St)
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

An intensive, hands-on workshop about the myriad ways journalists can use blogs and other tools to improve traditional reporting and storytelling. Attendees will also learn how to become bloggers themselves. You are welcome to come with a blog idea. We'll look at ways in which you can build a wider audience for your work and make money through blogging. We will also discuss photoblogs,
videoblogs, wikis, podcasting and whatever's next.

You will also MEET A BLOGSTAR - a great way to learn from a top blogger.
This time it's Anil Dash, one of the most famous and influential bloggers of them all. Check out his bio here. [Blogstars at previous sessions: Jen Chung of Gothamist and Peter Rojas of Engadget.]

Journalists of all levels of experience are welcome to attend, along with others who are interested in the world of blogging. If you already have a blog, but want to take it to the next level, you are welcome to attend.

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-capable laptop so that you can go online during the workshop. This is optional, not mandatory - you can also just take notes. (If you plan to start a blog at the workshop, you will need a wireless laptop.)


FEE: Includes workshop, handouts, light refreshments. Coffee, tea, soda, and light snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring your dinner - in fact, we encourage it.

Price: $75; Columbia Journalism alums: $65

FIRST: E-mail Kathy Brow, kmb8[at] **
SECOND: Mail your checks ASAP to Kathy Brow. Her address is Columbia University Journalism School 2950 Broadway -- 7th Floor, NY, NY 10027
Make checks payable to "Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism" (Memo: Blogging Workshop)
Please postmark them by April 19, 2007
NOTE: Your reservation will not be final until we've received your check. Ms. Brow will e-mail you when she has received your check to confirm your reservation.

** Please indicate whether you will be bringing a laptop and include your e-mail address and phone number as well.


MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: There is much confusion about blogs, bloggers and blogging. Is this the end of journalism as we know it? Or is it just another small step in the evolution of media? Are any worth following? You will get answers to these and other questions at this workshop.

All levels of blog experience welcome - blog skeptics to blog fanatics. You will go home with plenty of useful ideas and a printed handout you will use often. We will also be doing hands-on blogging and figuring out various new technologies, including photoblogging, videoblogging, wikis, podcasts and more.

This fun, informative, fast-paced workshop grew out of a Web research workshop that has been taught to more than 10,000 journalists, students, lawyers, doctors and other professionals in eight countries.

To prepare for this workshop, please take a look at the links (and "further reading" section) on the "Figuring Out Blogs & Whatever's Next" page - you will get some useful ideas there. The "Figuring Out Blogs" workshop is about understanding blogs; this "Blogging for Journalists" workshop is about building a blog yourself.

See Sree's new "Blogging For Journalists" blog at

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Sree Sreenivasan is a journalism professor at Columbia University. He runs the school's multimedia program and is Dean of Students. Sreenivasan is the tech reporter for WNBC-TV, appearing twice a week in the NYC area and on He runs Internet workshops around the country for journalists and professionals in a variety of fields and serves as the "Web Geek" for Popular Science magazine. His work explaining technology to lay readers has appeared in The New York Times, Business Week and Rolling Stone. He also writes a weekly Web Tips column for that is read by 10,000 media professionals. More on Sree:
Blogs: New to Sree|Dean of Students Office | SAJAforum