The Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers is putting on a training seminar Oct. 15 in San Francisco with topics such as “Geek Basics,” Final Cut Pro, telling stories with sound and the business of freelancing. It’s an opportunity for freelancers and staffers to develop new skills. They’re offering 16 different workshops during five sessions. Here is a link.

Admission is free to members of NABET, the Guild, the Guild’s new freelancers unit and students at SF City College’s journalism department, where the event is being held. Others pay $20 with advance sign-up by e-mail or $25 at the door. Financial assistance available.

If you think you’ll probably come, please RSVP to lock in the lower rate and help organizers plan for box lunches and appropriate room sizes. Just send your name and contact info to

Bay Area Media News

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