American Society Of Journalists And Authors Presents A Conference For Freelancers

Learn how to prosper as an independent writer at ASJA's 45th Annual Writers Conference

Feb 17, 2016, 09:00 ET from American Society of Journalists and Authors

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The media landscape has shifted dramatically in the past two decades; smart, nimble freelancers have transformed these changes and challenges into opportunities. Join the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) on May 20 - 21 for two days filled with education and networking with the top writers, editors, agents, corporate communication professionals and content buyers. The conference will offer more than 35 instructive topic sessions for established independent writers and aspiring freelance writers.  

Speakers and attendees represent such organizations as The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, BBC Travel,, Fortune, Fast Company, The Atavist, Seal Press, top corporate communications providers and agencies, associations, nonprofits, and even the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Josh Levs, an American broadcast journalist whose career has included on-air roles at NPR and CNN, will keynote the conference. Levs will share the story behind the publication of his highly acclaimed book All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families and Businesses -- And How We Can Fix It Together, in which he took on a Time Warner policy that prevented him from being able to care for his newborn, preemie daughter and sick wife.

The sessions will follow five tracks: Books & Beyond, Pro Tips, Breaking Into, Essentials, and Work Life. Sessions will focus on:

  • Six-Figure Freelancing in 2016
  • The Art of the Book Proposal: The Ideas Selling Now
  • Social Media & Smartphone Tips & Tricks
  • How to Crack Content Marketing (and an advanced-level counterpart, How to Make More Money  With Your Content Marketing)
  • Energizing Long-form Narratives
  • Health & Medical Writing, No Science Degree Required
  • Going Freelance Earlier in Your Career
  • The Journalism of Ideas: Crafting Smart, Provocative Stories for Elite Publications
  • Freelancing after 50
  • Managing Clients & Finances
  • Indemnity Clauses and Who Really Owns Your Notes
  • Snagging Funding from Alternative Sources
  • Sneaky New High-Tech Reporting Tools with Sree Sreenivasan, the first Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, May 20 is exclusively for ASJA members, while Saturday, May 21 is open to all writers, aspiring writers and students. Join us in NYC to learn new skills, make fresh connections, and come away inspired to reach your career goals.

Admission for the general public is $349. An early bird discount is available until April 1. For more information and to register, visit

About ASJA
Founded in 1948, the American Society of Journalists and Authors is the nation's professional organization of independent nonfiction writers. Our membership consists of more than 1,200 outstanding freelance writers of magazine articles, trade books, and many other forms of nonfiction writing, each of whom has met ASJA's exacting standards of professional achievement. ASJA brings leadership in establishing professional and ethical standards, and in recognizing and encouraging the pursuit of excellence in nonfiction writing. ASJA headquarters are in New York City. The Society has active regional chapters in a variety of locations. Learn more at our blog Follow us on Twitter at

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Communications Manager

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