Magazine Writing: Then and Now, Print to Digital
Sigrid Bathen is a Sacramento journalist who was a staff writer for the Sacramento Bee for 13 years and has written for numerous publications (see website www.sigridbathen.com). She will discuss the changing face of journalistic writing, as lines become blurred among the various forms of journalistic writing (e.g., newspapers, magazines, newsletters) and other types of public-policy and PR writing. She will also introduce us to the many options open to freelancers in the publishing and media world today, and will bring examples of different forms of magazine-writing.
Sigrid has been an adjunct professor of journalism and communications at California State University, Sacramento, since 1988. She has served as the communications director for three state agencies. She has also taught journalism at California State University, Chico, and in the Los Rios Community College District. In 2013, she was honored by the Sacramento Press Club with a scholarship in her name. Her writing has won many awards, including several for outstanding contributions to public understanding of mental health. She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her Bee coverage of conditions in Stockton State Hospital. She was the first chair and co-founder of the Women’s Caucus of the Sacramento Newspaper Guild and was the first president of Sacramento Women in the Media. Her Master’s thesis, “The Girls on the Bus,” about women political reporters, has been excerpted in several magazines and is available in the CSUS Library and on her website.
First Friday Network Meeting, March 1, 2019
9-11 AM Coco’s, 7887 Madison Avenue, Citrus Heights
Bring Market Leads & Marketing Tips
The California Writers Club–Sacramento Branch Networking Meeting is held the first Friday of every month at Coco’s Restaurant, 7887 Madison Avenue, Citrus Heights, at the corner of Madison and Sunrise, starting at 9 a.m. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast.
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