Learn essential skills in Boston at Oct. 9 Boot Camp

In cooperation with the Society of Professional Journalists and New England Science Writers, the Boston/New England chapter of ASBPE is hosting its third annual Boot Camp on Thursday evening, Oct. 9, from 5:30-9:00, at TechTarget in the Riverside Center, Newton, Mass. (near the Green Line Riverside Station and Route 128/95).

Offices of TechTarget in Newton MA
Register now! The Boot Camp will be held at the offices of TechTarget in Newton, Mass.

The event, entitled “All the  Right Stuff,” will cover a range of topics critical to B2B editors, writers, and designers.

The event will begin at 5:30 pm with time to register, meet and greet, and enjoy light refreshments and sandwiches.

Register now! Space is limited.


6:00-6:50 Data Journalism:
An Introduction

Journalism has always been about chasing down facts. But in a world awash in Big Data, trends can be difficult to discern and assess. Data journalism is a specialty that incorporates the traditional role of the journalist as well as information technology, statistical analysis and even design and presentation. Most of all, it is increasingly vital in B2B reporting.  Our presenter will provide a broad introduction and tips for getting started with data journalism skills.

Speaker: Evan Horowitz, data journalist at the Boston Globe  

7:00-7:50 Eliminating Blog Fog and Making the Most of Your Online Presence

Blogs have become ubiquitous and necessary – replacing some forms of traditional content presentation and supplementing others. But with everyone blogging, the phenomenon has become a catchall where quality varies widely and where journalists doing journalism can be drowned out by everyone else. We will look at how to make the most of blogging tools as well as at approaches for effective blogging.

Presenter: Maria Korolov, a veteran B2B writer and editor in chief of the blog Hypergrid Business

8:00-8:50 Gadgets and Gizmos and Apps, Oh My!

Any journalist can easily create strong video interviews and newscasts using nothing more than an iPhone, a tripod and a microphone. Our panel will explain how. We’ll also discuss useful apps, including Microsoft OneNote. The audience is encouraged to contribute favorite tips on devices and new or familiar journalistic tools.


  • Colin Steele, associate editorial director for TechTarget’s End-User Computing Media Group, which covers mobile and desktop computing for business users and consumers.
  • Jamison Cush, executive editor of TechTarget’s TechnologyGuide Media Group. He heads up the company’s personal-device reviews and coverage.
  • Jeff Cutler, journalist and communications professional; VP, Society of Professional Journalists, New England chapter

Register now!


Date: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Time: 5:30p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


TechTarget offices (in Riverside Center, near the Green Line Riverside Station and Route 128/95)
275 Grove Street
Newton, MA 02466 (GPS users enter “Auburndale” as the town)
Map and directions.


Members of ASBPE, SPJ, or NESW: $20.00
Nonmembers: $40.00
Students with student ID: $10.00

Register now!

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