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JJA jazz blogger/writer/periodical survey

Nov 16th, 2012 | By
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The Jazz Journalists Association wants to know where the unsung and undersung jazz bloggers, writers and periodicals are. Please help us by completing this survey.  YOU MUST SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM AND CLICK “SUBMIT” FOR YOUR SURVEY TO BE COUNTED. THANKS.
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Hands-on Blogging Workshops: free for JJA members, low-cost to others

Oct 21st, 2012 | By

Believing that web logs — “blogs” — and knowing how to use blog software have become requisites for anyone now using media professionally, the JJA introduces a series of four “how-to” workshops conducted by JJA media director JA Kawell, starting Tuesday, October 23 at 8 pm EDT.

“Whether or not you have or are thinking about starting a blog,” wrote Howard [read more]

3rd JJA webinar Sept. 19: “Writing Jazz Biographies”

Sep 5th, 2012 | By
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Three writers of lives of pianists whose careers overlapped — Paul de Barros, Robin D.G. Kelley and Peter Pullman, respectively documenting Marian McPartland, Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell — will discuss their experiences of research, reconstruction and relationships with sources during “Writing Jazz Biographies,” the third JJA online “panelar.”  Moderated by JJA president Howard Mandel, the panelar is scheduled for … [read more]

2nd JJA webinar on Aug. 15: “Covering Jazz Festivals”

Aug 9th, 2012 | By

Photographer Ingrid Hertfelder, broadcaster Bobby Jackson and writer/blogger James Hale will share tips, thoughts and experiences on the topiic “Covering Jazz Festivals” during the second free JJA online webinar, moderated by JJA president Howard Mandel and scheduled for Wednesday, August 15. To be held at 8 pm EDT and lasting for 90 minutes, the webinar is free but must be [read more]

Seeking JJANews staff

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

JJANews.org, the public publication of the JJA, is seeking staff. News reporters and book reviewers in particular are sought to contribute to the site, while the search for an editor (a paid position for the candidate who can meet benchmarks) continues. Guidance and supportive editorial supervision are available to successful applicants.

The JJA also seeks a professional graphics designer and … [read more]

JJA names online administrator

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

Jo Ann Kawell, a fervent contributor to many JJA projects over the past five years, has formally accepted the job of Online Administrator. A writer, editor, radio producer, online media consultant with her own firm, Ozmotic Media, Jo Ann has been responsible for creating the JJA’s membership website, Jazz Awards sites, Facebook pages, and was both admin and instructor of … [read more]

Seeking JJANews editor, JJA online admin

Jan 24th, 2012 | By

The JJA currently seeks to fill two paid positions: editor of JJANews and online administration of the JJA. Both are part-time jobs requiring more work than the JJA can afford to pay for, so dedication to the organization and acceptance of responsibilities in a volunteer mode are attributes required from successful candidates. Other requisites are the ability to work with … [read more]

JJA members can be JEN members

Dec 17th, 2011 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association has renewed its Network Affiliate Group membership in the Jazz Education Network, so JJA members can become JEN affiliate members for $10, and receive benefits as listed at the JEN website. Benefits include members’ registration to the third annual JEN conference, “Developing Tomorrow’s Jazz Audiences Today!”, January 4 – 7 2012 in Louisville, KY.

JEN has … [read more]

Editor, staff, submissions sought

Dec 5th, 2011 | By

JJANews.org seeks an editor-in-chief — who will receive a regular (though very small) stipend, if negotiated benchmarks are met — as well as regular contributors and occasional submissions by all members of the JJA.

The public face of the Jazz Journalists Association, JJANews has existed for the past nine months depending on the work of minimal staff, with few new … [read more]

Music Media Meet & Greet, Boston

Sep 19th, 2011 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association and grassroots organization Jazz Boston are throwing a Music Media Meet and Greet party at Darryl’s Corner Bar, 604 Columbus Ave., one block from Mass Ave., South End, this coming Thursday evening (9/22) from 5 to 6:30 pm. The agenda is: Free appetizers, a cash bar, and talk talk talk about music, media, Boston, jazz and … [read more]