Japan Earthquake Fundraiser & Social Media Workshop

Maria Sandoval March 23, 2011 0

Social Media Workshop and fundraiser for Japan.

Sree Sreenivasan (@sree), Columbia Journalism School professor and one of Poynter’s 35 most influential people onsocial media gave tips and and strategies for a wired, networked, engaged reporter.

Not only did individuals learn how to be a social media maven and connect with colleagues, but the event also raised $2000 for Japan Earthquake victims.

Hosted by AAJA and SAJA members. The event is free for members and non-members a $30 fee. Ticket proceeds and generous donations went to Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.  This fund directly benefits local Japanese and American non-profits that are working on the frontlines of disaster relief and recovery in Japan.


  • When: Wednesday March 30th at 6:30-8:30 pm.
  • Where: Columbia Journalism School, Pulitzer World Room
  • Address: 116th St & Broadway (#1 train to 116th St)
  • RSVP: http://socialmediasree.eventbrite.com

For more information on the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, please visit www.japansociety.org/earthquake.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:  Already comfortable on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn?  Then it’s time to take it yoursocial-media skills to the next level.  See what new tools, tips and best practices Sree has encountered teaching socialmedia at Columbia and around the country.   Learn how to use Foursquare and geolocation services as a journalist.

THE SPEAKER: Prof. Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia Journalism School & contributing editor, DNAinfo.com – one of AdAge’s 25 media people to follow on Twitter and one of Poynter’s 35 most influential people insocial media.

More on him at http://sree.net and you can see how he uses social media by connecting with him on Twitter: http:/twitter.com/sree | Facebook: http://facebook.com/sreetips | LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/sreenivasan

He promises the workshop, like his tweets, will most likely be helpful, useful, informative, relevant, practical, actionable, entertaining, fun & occasionally funny!

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