Broward Arts Journalism Alliance

Broward Arts Journalism Alliance (BAJA) will open 2017 with a new series of workshops to continue nurturing local writers with professional development in various formats of writing.

In collaboration with the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, Janklow Arts Leadership Program and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the new program is set to enhance the relationship between Broward County arts writers, the media and the community.

Three Saturday workshops will take place in 2017: January 28, February 25 and March 25 at ArtServe and at the BAJA Writers Room in Fort Lauderdale. Workshops will conclude each evening at FATVillage Art Walk for social and artistic stimulation in one of Fort Lauderdale’s thriving downtown arts districts.

Training programs for BAJA writers are designed to explore the versatility of arts coverage from citizen writers to media professionals.

“The aim of BAJA is to achieve a greater volume of content with an informed dialogue promoting the arts community,” says Broward Cultural Division Director Earl Bosworth. “Our goal is for Broward County to be recognized for a high caliber of writing that benefits both the writers and publications.”

The workshop series will culminate in March with a Call to Writers.

About Broward Arts Journalism Alliance (BAJA)
Broward Arts Journalism Alliance (BAJA) provides professional development, writing assignments and publication placement for local arts journalists.

This is a modern take on the traditional newsroom - an alliance of local arts writers hired by Broward Cultural Division to tell the stories of Broward’s artists, arts organizations, culture, history and creative profiles. The program vets, trains and hires writers at competitive market rates to provide content for local publications.
For more information, contact Meredith Clements at 954-357-7463.


January 28, 2017 - Arts Blogging and BAJA Today
Presented by Cultural Division staff - Matt Whalley, Samantha Rojas and Jim Shermer
- This is BAJA!
- How to set up your blog: technical tips and resources; essential work flows; building engaged audiences; developing subscribers; and effectively using Wordpress and social media

February 25, 2017 - Nuts and Bolts of Arts Writing from the Academics
Presented by Goldring Arts Journalism Program, Janklow Arts Leadership Program and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University
- Interviewing and reviews; arts journalism; social media; creative writing; column writing; cultural storytelling; digital journalism; editing; and The Arts Writer.

March 25, 2017 – Get Published and Work with Local Media
- Panel of editors and journalists from local publications; moderated by national journalist TBA. Stay tuned!

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