ProfNet and Contently Host Freelancer Meetup: Journalists, Sources and the Art of 'Casting' a Story

Mar 14, 2013, 17:32 ET from ProfNet

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If sourcing a story is like casting a movie, experts are like celebrities. They can impart gravity and credibility and eloquence that the facts can't on their own. They can boost ticket sales.

But it's easier said than done. Subject-matter experts, like celebrities, don't pick up the phone for everyone. But good reporters know when and how to work the phones and email to put top sources in their stories. This month, the Freelance Writer's Meetup, co-hosted by Contently and ProfNet, will explore the art of finding and working with expert sources.

In this meetup, attendees will learn to identify the strongest sources, evaluate their level of knowledge, and connect with hard-to-find experts. The group will also explore using anonymous sources, managing sources, and the role of editors.

This event is targeted at journalists and writers -- both full-time and freelance -- who are interested in telling better stories through experts. Veteran journalists are especially encouraged to attend, both to learn something new and to share the wisdom of their experiences.

About Our Speakers

Bob Van Voris covers Manhattan federal court for Bloomberg News. Before joining Bloomberg, he covered litigation for The National Law Journal. He is a former practicing attorney.

Kaitlin Ugolik is a real estate reporter for Law360, a corporate law news service. She covers major commercial property transactions in the tri-state area and writes 2-3 features per week examining trends and important events in the real estate market that are of interest to attorneys.

About Our Sponsors

ProfNet, a service of PR Newswire, has been connecting journalists with expert sources since 1992. With access to more than 14,000 public relations professionals -- and the hundreds of thousands of experts they represent -- ProfNet makes expert sourcing quick and easy. Send us a query for your next story:

Contently is a technology company that empowers journalists and brands to connect and tell better stories. Journalists can use Contently's free portfolio tools to organize and display clips, build their personal brand, and connect to high-paying freelance assignments. Build your free portfolio now:

Related Links