Forthcoming talks and training events

 by Martin Belam, 7 June 2012

Next week I’ll be able to announce what I’m going to be doing post-Guardian. Until then, here is a round-up of four training courses and events that I’ll be teaching or talking at in the next few weeks.

June 20 - “Improve your blogging”, evening course, London

Spend an evening learning how to improve your blogging with me at the Friends Meeting House in London. Three hours teaching including practical exercises to help you create a distinctive personality for your blog, blog in a way that generates attention and responses, promote your blog posts effectively on social media, and learn some techniques for dealing with the difficult voices you might encounter.

This evening course in London is £95 (+VAT) on June 20. Find out more

June 22 - “Journalism 4G”, Bournemouth

I’ll be in Bournemouth on June 22, talking at “Journalism 4G”. The day long event is looking at the impact the roll-out of 4G mobile technology will have on journalism and publishers in the UK. I’ll be talking about the new digital divides it will cause. Keynote speakers are BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones and Darren Waters, Head of Devices and Social Media at MSN UK.

Journalism 4G” is organised by Bournemouth University. Tickets are £150, with discounted £80 tickets available for Dorset residents. Book here.

June 29 - “Kindle publishing: How to get into the ebook market”, one day course, London

As the printed book market diminishes, it has been important for publishers to get into the ebook market. However, the ability for people to self-publish into the Amazon Kindle store has levelled the playing field between major publishers, independents, and the self-publishers. Learn how to format your writing for Kindle, how to produce the right types of computer files to upload to the Kindle store including a cover image, how to get the best royalty rate from Amazon, and how to promote your ebook.

This day long course in London is £200 (+VAT) on June 29. Find out more.

July 10 - “Is social media destroying journalism?”, London

I’ll be part of a panel at Dalston Library on July 10 to debate “Is social media destroying journalism?”. Alongside me will be Social media expert and strategist Wessel van Rensburg and Jonathan Frost of Wannabe Hacks. The event is organised by the London Journalism Centre. Space is limited – to reserve a free place please email

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