PRESS RELEASE: Released January 31, 2018 (updated on June 12) Awards, skills, and work experience information of Alabama communications freelancers is at the new Find a Freelancer Program launched by Alabama Media Professionals In a June 2018 Forbes article, Jon Younger notes that a report from Kleiner Perkins, a public equity firm, shows that " . . . the freelance workforce is large and growing. In fact, it is growing at 3X the rate of the total workforce." Besides the attr
Fred Hunter takes journalism’s directive to tell everything in the lede and turns it upside down. “I always bury the lede,” said Hunter, WBRC meteorologist and host of Absolutely Alabama, a series of stories about people, places and things in his home state.
Hunter was the keynote speaker at Alabama Media Professionals’ annual awards luncheon April 12 at The Club in Birmingham. Twenty-four AMP members attended the event, and 10 were honored with awards in the AMP Communicat
PRESS RELEASE: Released January 31, 2018 Awards, skills, and work experience information of Alabama communications freelancers is at the new Find a Freelancer Program launched by Alabama Media Professionals In January, National Public Radio did a week-long series on the rise in freelancing, saying it is now 20% of the workforce and expected to be 50% within a decade. One factor causing this is that businesses often need outside help: For special projects To provide input from
A wonderful time was had by all at Alabama Media Professionals' holiday party. We enjoyed an excellent meal, a game of Dirty Santa, and great conversation. Special thanks to Carolanne Griffith Roberts, who hosted the event at her home, and to party co-chairs Sandra Bearden and Marti Slay. #christmasparty #Alabama #communications #freelancers #organization #PastEvents
More than 100 people from 29 states poured into Birmingham September 7-9 for the 2017 National Federation of Press Women Communications Conference and 80th Anniversary Celebration hosted by Alabama Media Professionals, which was appropriately labeled "Stars Fell on Alabama," a reference to the media and writing stars our state has produced and those who visited our state for the conference. An Opportunity to Learn History, Writing and Other Communications Skills
Now is a wonderful time to be an independent communications professional, Adam Kelley, corporate communications manager for Children’s of Alabama, told Alabama Media Professionals members during the group’s monthly meeting July 13. “I think we’re in the golden age of freelance writing,” said Kelley, noting that many organizations, including Children’s, have large and/or expanding freelance budgets. While opportunities for freelancers abound, missteps can hamper a communicatio