Pandemic U Partnership With the 2022 Center for Independent Journalists

Are you a freelance journalist? The Center for Independent Journalists is offering PanU alumni a special rate on its first online conference designed for writers like you!

Pandemic University is proudly partnering with the Center for Independent Journalists on a two-day virtual conference tailored to freelancers.

Running March 11th and 12th, this weekend event features 10 panel discussions, two keynote speeches, and two networking opportunities to help get your writing off to a solid start this spring.

Best of all, the CIJ is offering all PanU alumni a special early-bird rate – just $49 USD for the entire conference, plus a bundle of resources.

Click Here to Register for $49 USD

Emmy-nominated TV host Denene Millner and acclaimed journalist David J. Dennis are two of the many featured speakers
Illustrious Speakers

Get expert knowledge from the English-speaking world’s top-tier journalists, including bestselling author and Emmy Award-nominated TV show host Denene Millner, National Geographic editor Indira Lackshmanan, and 2021 American Mosaic Journalism Prize recipient David J. Dennis, Jr.

They’ll cover such topics as the dos and don’ts of pitching editors, time management, and personal branding.

You’ll also hear from editors at the New York Times, Washington Post, and National Geographic about how to pitch them. Plus you’ll learn all about journalism fellowships available at such distinguished institutions as Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and Knight-Wallace Fellowships.

That’s 14 interactive webinars for just $49 USD!

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Bonus Resources

You’ll also receive immediate access to a bonus bundle including three recorded webinars on freelancing, a spreadsheet for tracking and projecting income, new client checklist, a rate setting guide, and more!

  • Webinar recording on how to land a journalism fellowship, with speakers from Nieman, Ida B. Wells / Type, Knight-Wallace, Sustainable Arts, MIT Knight Science Journalism, and Education Writers Association.
  • Webinar recording on book publishing, with an author, two literary agents and the publisher of Legacy Lit.
  • Webinar recording on how to pitch, with speakers from Huffington Post Personal, NBC BLK, the New York Times and Politico.
  • A one-year membership to the Center for Independent Journalists for 2022.
  • For journalists of colour only, the bundle includes a one-year free Authory account, which creates a self-updating portfolio page and archives your publications. The first year is paid for by an Authory partnership with Google’s Digital News Initiative.
  • Journalists of colour who register will also receive the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to the American Society of Journalists and Authors conference in Jersey City May 1-2, which comes with a free hotel room (2 nights) and $420 USD travel stipend.

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About Our Partner

The CIJ is a new organization serving independent journalists of colour and other underrepresented groups, launched with seed funding from Northwestern’s Medill School and Garage incubator. All are welcome at the CIJ’s public programs, although some opportunities are limited to journalists of colour.

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