The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (aajasf.org) will hold a blogging workshop on Saturday, November 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s journalism school. Unfortunately, it’s the same day at the LEAP leadership conference (which hapihour.org is helping promote), so I won’t be able to attend.
AAJA-SF has a terrific lineup: tech blogger Robert Scoble, food blogger Amy Sherman, Chronicle TV writer/blogger Tim Goodman and Chronicle deputy managing editor for online Eve Batey. Great bloggers for sure, but no AAPIs on the panel?
The morning workshop will feature a panel discussion and then a hands-on demonstration in the computer lab. The workshop will provide some answers if you’re curious about blogging, don’t understand how it works, interested in learning how newspapers and TV stations are incorporating blogs, or wondering how it might enhance the work you do.
AAJA’s event listing on their website says that “blogging is a new form of journalism.” Some reporters I’ve spoken with are skeptical of bloggers as bona fide journalists. But many journalists are blogging away, including AAJA members Harry Mok, Ryan Kim, Ellen Lee, Benny Evangelista, Dean Takahashi, Vindu Goel and Tim Kawakami.