SEATTLE, Washington I'm prone to lackadaisical publicity. Like, say, completely forgetting to mention book readings in New York City and that sort of thing...
But 2008 dawns a bright new year. And not just because a woman and a black man are Democratic front-runners, but also because you, dear readers, have three whole weeks notice about my next public appearance*.
I especially encourage the mouth-breathing rednecks angered by my bikini espresso coverage to picket the event. We hacks love a good pie fight.
* How does a freelancer stir up a living out of the stew of citizen journalism, budget-challenged print outlets, corporate "newsrooms" and web 3.0, the next iteration beyond social media? Join a panel of writers and editors to discuss where freelancers might find their next meal ticket. Panelists for "Freelancing at a Crossroads: Jobs in a Changing Landscape" include Amanda Castleman, freelance travel writer and editor of a Web 3.0 startup; Martin Wolk, business editor of MSNBC.com; George Bukota, industry journalist and marketing copywriter; and Randy Woods, managing editor of Seattle Business Monthly. Moderator will be Bill Thorness, freelance writer and editor.
It's all part of the second annual "All-Access Pass," sponsored by the Western Washington Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The Leap Day event will be held 1-4 p.m. Friday, February 29, at the REI flagship store, 222 Yale Ave. N., in Seattle. After the panel, meet with editors who buy freelance content.