Submit Your Events to Chicago Community News Calendars

The panelists for “How Weblogs are Transforming the Media Landscape,” at the Community Media Workshop’s Making Media Connections conference: (left to right) Andrew Huff (Gaper’s Block), Barbara Iverson (moderator, Columbia College Chicago) and Eric Zorn (Chicago Tribune). (Photo by Jason Pettus on

The web has made it easier for us to get our stories out, but what about our events? Most journalists will admit that covering a nonprofit event such as a fundraiser won’t make the headlines unless you have some untouchable “newsworthy” guest or if you are savvy enough to bridge the event to current breaking news features.

But what most people don’t know is that news sites often have “community calendars” where users can submit their own events or tips to be published on their site and in some cases featured in the day’s news broadcast or news publication. Read the rest of this entry »

See CMW at… ShoreBank 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19

Lovette Ajayi (photo, Jonathan Eyler-Werve)

Lovette Ajayi (photo, Jonathan Eyler-Werve)

Actually, see Lovette (our resident Twitter expert, among other hats she wears here) at the first-ever ShoreBank

Nonprofit Resource Fair

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, October 19 at ShoreBank Chatham Banking Center, 7936 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (Free parking across the street).

FREE! but please RSVP – 773.420.5143 (Please mention The Nonprofit Resource Fair in the message) Or (Subject Line – Nonprofit Resource Fair)

Because its staff have been hearing how much nonprofits need capacity building and technical assistance to respond to today’s challenges and opportunities and as part of their commitment to the nonprofit sector, ShoreBank has organized a resource fair this coming Monday. Featured at the event will be:

Come armed with social media questions for Lovette–or ready to buy a discounted media guide right then and there!

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