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  • 19 Dec 2016 2:52 PM | JoAnn Kawell (Administrator)

    More information about JJA participation in 2017 Jazz Connect conference, including the JJA Panel "Basics of Jazz Journalism" and obtaining press credentials for WinterJazz Fest.

  • 20 Oct 2015 4:05 PM | Anonymous
    JJA members may, at no charge, attend Winter Jazzfest Artists Presenters Showcases, Fri Jan 14 and Sat Jan 15, featuring more than 60 jazz and creative music bands in five venues -- the Bitter End, Kenny‚Äôs Castaways, (le) Poisson Rouge, Sullivan Hall and Zinc Bar --  grouped around Bleecker St. in Greenwhich Village in New York City-- but advance registration and approval is required. Write to Kim Smith, ksmithpr@earthlink.net
  • 20 Oct 2015 3:28 PM | Anonymous
    The JJA is looking for an editor for its JJA News web publication. This is a part-time contract position; requirements duties and application information here.
  • 20 Oct 2015 1:42 PM | Anonymous
    The JJA is hiring an online administrator. This is a contract position; applications due by November 15. Details and job requirements.
  • 13 Oct 2015 12:48 AM | Anonymous
    Your Member Profile also serves as your listing in the JJA Directory. Take time to fill your profile out completely --and keep it updated-- so that prospective employers can learn more about your work and your fellow JJA members are able to network with you.  Here are some tips for editing your profile and tuning your privacy settings so that the information in your profile is only visible to those you want to see it.
  • 01 Oct 2015 8:46 AM | Anonymous
    Again for the 2016 Jazz Awards, the JJA will be honoring a short form jazz news video that is being distributed online. Anyone, not just JJA Professional Members, can nominate in this category. A nominated Short-Form Jazz News Video must be an original jazz video production that is 12.5 minutes or less AND was first Posted on the web between January 1, 2015 and January 1, 2016. Please share this link to the nomination form with anyone you know who might be interested in nominating a video for this award: http://tinyurl.com/4z498yw 
    Nominations in this category must be submitted by january 30, 2016.

  • 30 Sep 2015 9:30 PM | Anonymous
    Do you rely on Facebook --or despise it?  Do you think Twitter is essential? Or ridiculous?  Is a blog part of your professional arsenal?  Or just a time waster?
    Join the discussion in our online forums--  we've just released the preliminary results of our JJA Media Survey and now we want to know more about how (or whether) online and social media tools can help us shape the future of jazz journalism. 
  • 11 Oct 2010 2:00 PM | Anonymous
    Click to sign up for updates and application information (when it's available) for the JJA Jazz Video project.  Non-members will be eligible to apply.
    This project, funded by a Jazz.NEXT grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, will support hands-on training in basic video skills and explore new ways of using video in jazz journalism. We'll be sending out program applications soon. The program focus is on low-cost but high quality video production that can be done-on-deadline.  Accepted applicants will be equipped with  pocket video cameras and trained in basic production and editing techniques, in journalistic skills such as how to conduct good on-camera interviews, and in professional issues such as how to protect musicians' rights while disseminating video reports featuring them as widely as possible. Training will also be open to JJA members who provide their own equipment.  We'll sponsor online discussions about innovative ways to use and distribute jazz video, inviting publishers and presenters as well as musicians and educators into these discussions of how video can be better used to develop new audiences for jazz (and in doing so, provide new work opportunities for jazz journalists.  
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