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Exclusive CUNYJCamp Discount for BiblioCrunch Readers and Members!

Today we have a pretty exciting discount for you! We’ve partnered up with CUNYJCamp. Users who register with BC2012 get 10% off CUNYJCamp classes!

CUNY J Camp is all about efficient learning for busy professionals. They offer multimedia training and journalism workshops in the heart of Manhattan, at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. The workshops and seminars are led by top media pros who have mastered the tools they’re teaching. Subjects taught include digital photography, video storytelling, social media and building your online brand.

Although with this code you can get 10% off on all CUNYJCamp classes here are two we think you might find interesting:

1- DYI Self Publishing and POD
With Gabe Stuart (@gabrielstuart), Thursday October 25th from 6:30-9:30pm.
“This course will explore a number of topics including the bigger print-on-demand companies (what they offer and don’t), royalties, finding professionals to edit, design and promote your title, book distribution options, Ebooks and some light marketing ideas.”

2- Take Your Personal Essay From Promising to Publishable
With Paula Derrow (@pauladerrow), Wednesday November 7th from 6:30-9:30pm and Wednesday Novemeber 14th from 6:30-9:30pm.
“By the end of the class, you will have a revised essay and a good sense of what you need to do next–either more revising, or where to pitch. Besides in class writing, we will also talk about the basics of pitching personal essays, the difference between personal essay and a blog or diary, and various techniques that make for effective personal writing.”

3- Storytelling for the Social Media Era
With Hong Qu, Tuesday November 13th from 7:00-9:00pm.
This class decodes the traditions of sometimes-perplexing social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as emergent communities such as Pinterest and Instagram; it is a guide to mastering the art of storytelling that feels native to these platforms. You will learn to cut through noise to glean trending stories, interact with sources for investigative reporting, compose and package stories for viral distribution, while collecting a massive fan base of followers along the way.