Links of Interest
Help a Reporter Out
Help a Reporter Out helps editors and reporters locate authors and other subject area experts willing to be interviewed for articles, books, blogs, and podcasts. Once you register—for free—you will receive up to 3 e-mails a day, each containing up to 10 detailed queries from reporters looking for individuals willing to be interviewed.
If you're a journalist looking for individuals to interview, visit the press page at www.helpareporter.com/reporters and submit your query. Your query will go out to over 10,000 publicists, small business owners, and other professionals and experts in all walks of life, increasing the chances of you finding that hard-to-find source pre-deadline.
If you're a source, simply sign up for the 3-per-day newsletter at www.helpareporter.com.
Not sure how to update your directory information on the NFPW website? Want to know how to keep up with website udpates? Check out these tutorials. And let us know if you have ideas for other tutorials.
Professional Development Webinars from Online Media Campus
NFPW members can now participate in high-quality, low-cost online professional development webinars from Online Media Campus, which is brought to you by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and Iowa Newspaper Foundation.
A typical webinar is a live one-hour session presented on a Thursday or Friday at 1 p.m. Central Time. Sessions are archived afterward, so you can view it when your schedule permits. As an added bonus, once you sign up and participate in a webinar, you can repeat it later at no cost.
Each webinar costs $35 per phone line. (If several people want to listen in and participate together in one room, the cost is still $35!). A few sample webinars are listed below. For a complete list of current webinars, visit the Online Media Campus webinar schedule page.
Archived Webinars Available When You Are
Can't make time for a live Online Media Campus webinar?
Don't worry! The webinars are available on demand from the Online Media Campus archive. The webinar archive registration fee is $35 per session. (If you registered for the live webinar, you can view the archived version of the session at no additional cost.
How it works:
- Go to http://www.onlinemediacampus.com
- Click Webinars.
- On the left side of the page, click a category. The list of archived webinars in that category will display on the right side of the page.
- Locate the webinar you want to view.
- Click Register Now and complete the registration process.
- After registering, you will receive a link to watch the archived webinar. You can view the archived webinar as many times as you want.
NFPW Education Grants
The NFPW Education Fund was established to fund education opportunities for NFPW members and students to broaden their knowledge and skills. It is funded through contributions.
The fund awards two types of grants:
- Grants to help underwrite the cost of non-NFPW conferences and seminars for a limited number of applicants seeking to sharpen their professional skills
- A grant awarded once a year to a member attending an NFPW conference for the first time.
Please download these forms to apply for a grant or reimbursement:
- 2017 Professional Development Grant Application: (docx/doc)
- 2017 First Timer Grant Application: (docx/doc)
- Deadline: July 15, 2017.
The fund operates as an entity separate from NFPW.
For members . . . Education Fund officers and e-mail addresses are listed on the History & Governance page in the NFPW member section.
Bid High...Bid Often
By Cynthia Price
Past Education Fund Chair
Bid high, bid often is a familiar refrain at any NFPW conference.
It's the unofficial slogan of the NFPW Education Fund, which provides education opportunities for NFPW members and students to broaden their knowledge and skills.
One of the biggest funders is the annual silent auction in which members donate items on which other members bid. Favorite items include books signed by authors and T-shirts and memorabilia from affiliate states. — Read more.