Apple and Google have been fined €10 million apiece by Italy’s competition and market authority (AGCM) which has found they did not provide their users with clear enough information on commercial uses of their data — in violation of the country’s consumer code.
In recent years at least 1,400 local news publications, most of them digital, have begun to fill America’s large and growing local news desert. But are they really “greening” that desert by filling it with legitimate local news? Or are they just trying to exploit it financially and politically?
WMG Socials are a fun and informal way for members to connect and really get to know each other. Our WMG Socials (formerly known as Small Group Dinners in pre-Covid times) are now virtual. For this round, we have WMG Board members as hostesses and a WMG Scholar as a special guest. FREE, members-only. There’s one this week that I’m hosting - hope to see you there!
Join WMG for a one-of-a-kind virtual party to celebrate the holidays with flair! Come celebrate with us, get to know your new fellow members, and reconnect with old friends. We’ll have guided breakout rooms with festive themes for intimate networking. FREE, members-only.
The pandemic has made some of us rethink career choices and priorities. Are you thinking of making a change? Are you looking to pivot from one field to another? Would you like feedback on your elevator pitch? Do you want to put your dream job description out there in the universe and get some help finding the contacts to make it happen? Are you seeking advice about wanting to go on your own or freelance? Do you need tactical or moral support to embrace a new job search? Hosted by Chandra Turner, AKA @TheTalentFairy, a professional recruiter specializing in editorial and content roles. FREE, members only. Space is limited, so please only sign up if you plan on attending!!
Is one of your new year’s resolutions to finally start (or finish) your book? There’s tons of advice out there on how you “should” do it. But quite often, the advice doesn’t free up creativity; it constricts it. What if you could approach writing a book in a way that felt less like “work” and more fun and creative? What if you threw out the templates and did the whole thing backwards? Because you can. Join us for a fun evening that’s part discussion and part book launch with WMG member Terri Trespicio, author of Unfollow Your Passion: How to Create a Life that Matters to You (Atria Books, December 2021), and Richelle Fredson, founder of Purposeful Platforms and former head of publicity at Hay House. Come discover a fresh and nonlinear approach to crafting, sharing, and promoting your work. FREE for all!
We’re excited to welcome Alexandra Alter, publishing reporter for The New York Times, and Maris Kreizman, essayist, critic and host of The Maris Review on Lit Hub, for a far-ranging discussion on the seismic shifts in how we’re discovering, buying and consuming books and what the future holds for authors, publishers, retailers and readers. FREE for members, $15 for non-members.
There are an estimated 56% more job openings in branded content versus traditional journalism. That’s why we see an uptick in journalists and editors wondering how to break into this kind of content creation. And the truth is, branded content hiring managers would rather teach a journalist the basics of marketing than teach a marketer how to create compelling, editorial-like content (at least this hiring manager anyway). Another truth: creating content for brands can be fascinating and even fun—as either a gig or a career. In this session, we’ll cover: How to find a job or writing opportunity; what the work entails; and where the industry is headed. Hosted by Diane di Costanzo, VP/Editorial Director of the Foundry, a 12-year veteran of the branded content industry. FREE for members, $10 for non-members.