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Entrepreneurial skills needed for many journalists today

02/22/12     Cleveland, OH

AHCJ Chapter EventAs many of us leave traditional media and still others never get a chance to get their feet in the door, it behooves us to consider a new type of skills training for SPJ members and friends: entrepreneurship.

It's a skill that has long been practiced by those of us who work as freelance or independent journalists and communicators. So we invited a three members who have survived and thrived in this milieu – John Ettorre, Maria Shine Stewart and Eileen Beal – to come and share their tips, their stories of trial and triumph, and their encouragement to writers starting or struggling on this path, on Feb. 22. That's a Wednesday night and the program will be held at the Independence branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, starting at 7 p.m. (For more background on each of the three panelists, just click on their underlined name and it will take you to another site with a bio.)

Admission will be free, and there is free parking as well.

Date: Feb. 22
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Cuyahoga County Public Library/Independence Branch

Co-sponsored with the Cleveland Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.