Here's something from former Chron staffer Dickson Louie:
In light of the recent cutbacks at The Chronicle and at the Merc, the Maynard Institute is sponsoring a free event at its headquarters in Oakland on Monday, July 30, with tips on how journalists can reinvent themselves or start their own business. More info below:
Thinking of starting a blog or other digital media business? The Maynard Institute is pleased to offer a program on getting started as a media entrepreneur.
• Dickson Louie, former director of strategic planning , San Francisco Chronicle, on writing a business plan.
• Brian O’Malley, senior associate, Battery Ventures, on finding capital.
• Kenneth Cooper, former Boston Globe national editor, on personal reinvention.
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Date: Monday, July 30
Place: Maynard Institute Headquarters, 1211 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, 94612.
All the speakers have volunteered their time so Maynard is able to offer this program at no charge. Seating space is limited. Please RSVP to Melanie McCormick at the Maynard Institute. She can be reached at 510-891-9202 or at firstname.lastname@example.org