|Writing Workshop: Germinating Ideas for Your Blog, Wed. Jan. 25
Sacramento Bee reporter Debbie Arrington, who has covered everything from food to gardening to sports (including NASCAR), will be giving a workshop at The Bee on Wednesday, January 25 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Using her many years of experience as a writer, she’ll share tips on how to find ideas and inspiration for your blog. The event is free and open to the public. Please register to attend.
|Sacramento Press Journalism Contest Now Open
Sacramento Press is holding its annual community journalism contest. The first-place winner will receive $600. Isaac Gonzales of RanSACkedmedia won last year with his article about Sacramento’s bridges. Deadline for submission is January 31. Link here for more information.
|Get Blogging! Workshop at the Sacramento Library
Jane Gassner, of MidLifeBloggers, will be teaching two, two-day blogging workshops at the Sacramento Library this winter. Read more about it on Jane’s blog. Register for “Get Blogging!” on the library’s website.
WELCOME NEW PARTNERS
|California Political News and Views
Steve Frank is a longtime California political activist. He started California Political News and Views in 1996 as “Frankly Speaking.” The purpose of his blog is to provide information the mainstream media either downplays, misleads or denies. His posts look at government waste, spending, taxation, policies and much more.
|California Rice Commission
The California Rice Commission represents 2,500 family farmers and handlers that produce nearly five billion pounds of rice each year. Jim Morris has joined with the California Rice Commission’s blog, which features posts from rice farmers who write about everything from growing rice to wildlife to how to make mochi.
|The Blue Muse
Shawna Malvini Redden writes The Blue Muse, a general-interest blog focused on telling stories about travel, general aviation (non-commercial), cooking, teaching/post-graduate education, photography, communication and everything in between. Her posts are humor-infused slice-of-life tales from a personal viewpoint.
|Writing and PR with Melanie
Melanie Getchell-Moulton’s interest in PR began when she worked for Disney’s entertainment division for two years. She graduated from Sacramento State in 2009 with a B.A. in Public Relations. Her blog contains mini-lessons and is designed to entertain people entering, currently in, or interested in, public relations