National Press Club

How to Make Blogging Pay

How to Make Blogging Pay

November 18, 2013 6:30 PM

Location: Conference Rooms

The Freelance and Professional Development Committees of the National Press Club invite you to a panel discussion: “How to Make Blogging Pay” on November 18th from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. We will hear from three distinguished bloggers who turned their creative passion into a profitable business or use blogging to successfully market themselves. Besides the potential it bears and the positive effects for a journalist’s career blogging can have, we will discuss the pitfalls and the risk of writing for free, which sadly is a growing trend in the publishing industry.

The panel includes:

Nate Thayer, an investigative journalist who hit a nerve last March when he posted an e-mail exchange with an editor at The Atlantic, who asked him to write an article based on a blog post for free.

Max Magee, creator and editor of The Millions, an online magazine covering books, the arts and culture. Magee started The Millions as a blog in 2003 because of his love of literature. It has since grown into a profitable publication that pays its writers.

Tam Harbert, an independent journalist who uses her blog to market herself as a freelance writer.

Leslie Trew Magraw is the editor and producer for National GeographicTravel's blog network, Intelligent Travel. She received her master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism -- where she specialized in magazine writing and publishing, video storytelling, and long-form narrative journalism -- and her B.A. in English from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She is originally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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