From Spanish language lessons to Corgi gatherings to Hamilton sing alongs, Meetup offers something for everyone. In addition to the multilingual Broadway-bound pet owners organizing meetups, there are hundreds of journalists and digital media professionals looking to connect with their peers and grow professionally.
In New York City, there are all kinds of options for journalism meetups. Here are five that you might find promising:
1. ONA NYC
The Online News Association meetup brings together “writers, editors, photographers, producers, and all with an interest in the production of news for digital presentation.” Recent events include presentations on legal issues in the current media environment, bots in the newsroom, and the state of media security.
2. NYC Entrepreneurial Journalism and Media Meetup
The NYC Entrepreneurial Journalism and Media Meetup brings together entrepreneurs and journalists at the forefront of the media industry. The group hosts “demo nights, creative workshops, and startup presentations.” Events are held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and sponsored by the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. Recent meetups include a Journalism Startups showcase and an Entrepreneurial Journalism Demo Night.
3. Society of Environmental Journalists NYC
The Society of Environmental Journalists is “dedicated to furthering credible, robust journalism that informs and engages society on environmental issues.” The group aims to create and foster professional ties between environmental journalists and editors, whether or not you’re a member of the SEJ. The most recent event was a discussion on Federal Environmental Deregulation led by a law professor and director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU.
4. Hacks/Hackers New York City
Hack/Hackers New York City brings together journalists and hackers who are innovating the way stories are told in digital media. The group hopes to connect potential collaborators and help members find inspiration. Recent meetups covered exploring local data and learning to build mobile news alerts.
5. Daily News Innovation Lab
The Daily News innovation Lab hosts “a series of events focused on open discussions on the changing new media landscape,” including panel discussions with industry thought leaders and news organizations. The topic of the most recent panel was the impact of design on the political and media landscape.
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