Arts journalism conference in Charlotte

Christina Brooke of ElisaRay performs at Area Fifteen on Jan. 1, 2011.
Photo licensed through Creative Commons, from James Willamor. See Willamor Media’s Flickr stream.
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The Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance is inviting local freelancers and writers to its first conference, “Covering the Arts,” in January.

Cost is $35 ($15 for students). The arts journalism conference will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at the UNC Charlotte Center City Building, 320 E. Ninth Street.

Speakers include Rick Thames, Meg Freeman Whalen, Glenn Burkins, Jeremy Markovich, Mary Curtis, Rick Thurmond, Mark Kemp and more. (Here’s the whole list.)

The alliance is a collaboration with UNC Charlotte and five media outlets: the Charlotte Observer; WCNC-TV; WFAE; Qcitymetro; and Charlotte Viewpoint.

It’s funded through the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For details and to sign up, see the alliance’s conference site.

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