Freelancing in the Digital Age (Back by Popular Demand)

date Thursday, 15 March 2012 time 7 p.m.

Jordan Michael Smith


Freelance writing before the internet was a completely different art than writing in the digital era. Payments are plummeting, as print journalism experiences an unprecedented crisis and web publications cannot replicate their advertising rates. Yet the proliferation of blogs and online publications offer many opportunities for the freelance writer. This course will help you take advantage of them. This course will NOT focus on improving attendees’ writing–what it will do is help take their writing to the next level by getting it published. Beginning with blogs, the course will survey the full roster of online publications, from self-designed e-zines to large newspapers and journals. Crafting pitches, contacting editors, seeking new publications–all will be touched upon in this course.

Jordan has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Newsweek, The Atlantic and many other publications and he’s ready to share his hard learned tricks and tactics for getting published.

Bring note taking materials, questions and come ready to learn. Folks interested in putting their skills to the test after Jordan’s class are welcome to join the KCDC publicity team, writing for the blog and drafting press releases. We’re all about continued education…

Meet us at Big Bear Cafe (site of the first ever KCDC class) at 7pm.


Big Bear Cafe (1st and R NW)

Address will be emailed upon registration.

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