• ’19 Writing Contest Launches

    BWI’s Annual Writing Contest marks its 27th year to recognize exceptional creativity in boating journalism, photography and videography. Entries are being accepted in 15 categories...

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  • Scholarship Apps, Donations

    In its second year, BWI’s Scholarship effort is looking for donations to fund and applications for giving the money to an undergraduate college student showing...

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  • New Director Joins BWI Board

    BWI members re-elected two Directors, welcomed a new Director and its Board elected three Officers in early 2019. Newly elected to the Board is Ron...

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  • BWI Awards First Scholarship

    A key highlight of the Annual BWI Annual meeting at the 2019 Miami Boat Show was the presentation of BWI’s Inaugural Scholarship award. A check...

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  • Best Boating Journalism Gains Annual Awards

    Boating and fishing journalists, photographers and videographers were recognized at the start of the 2019 Miami International Boat Show in an annual awards program conducted...

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Re-purposing & Syndicating Writers’ Work

Re-purposing & Syndicating Writers' Work A presentation by Alison Yesilciman, founder of Media Cooler Innovations, explains the online tool that helps freelancers syndicate their new or previously published content. This may be a way for writers to re-purpose some of their existing work and reach out to publications beyond the boating industry. With MediaCooler.com a…
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Writer Contract & Legal Issues

Writer Contract & Legal Issues This webinar addresses legal issues with a focus on contracts, specific clauses in contracts that affect writers and how to address them, concerns such as establishing legal liability corporations, copyright protection, and more. It was presented December 15, 2011 by Milton Toby, writer/attorney/head of the Contracts Committee for the American…
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Conducting Successful News Events

This webinar is designed to bring writers and vendors together to improve press coverage of new marine products and boats. The idea for the presentation emerged from a meeting of the BWI Directors where concern was expressed over the high volume of news conferences and product introductions at boat shows making it difficult for writers…
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Webinar: Drive Traffic with Social Media

“Drive traffic to your site with social media,” covers using Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, how to create and best use accounts with each social media site to promote a media outlet you work for or your own company, plus how to gauge whether your efforts are working. The webinar is conducted by Diane Byrne, one…
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A Brief History of BWI’s Writing Awards

Though it’s months until the 2010 Writing Contest gets underway, recent questions from members have encouraged this brief look at BWI’s highly prized benefit, biggest and longest-running undertaking. The Contest was launched in 1992 (awards presented in 1993) by then president Joe Skorupa who was writing for Popular Mechanics and executive director Bob Black. Three…
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Journalists Look To Boating’s Future

A panel of seasoned marine journalists presented a discussion on the future of the industry at BWI’s annual meeting at the Miami Show. The panel included Bill Sisson, editor in chief of Soundings Trade Only and Soundings magazine; Matt Gruhn, editor in chief of Boating Industry magazine; and Marilyn Mower, editor of Marine Business Journal.…
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BWI Writing Contest Salutes 2009 Stories

Top marine journalists in the U.S. and beyond  were recognized today in the 2009 writing contest conducted by the membership of Boating Writers International.  Presentations were made in 17 contest categories -- including a new "Original Online Content" field -- representing $17,000 in awards, the largest payout to date. In its 17th year, the BWI…
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BWI 2009 Membership Survey

Journalists who cover the world of boating have been affected like most others serving the recreational market, and they are experiencing additional buffeting from the sweeping changes taking place in general media. In a recently released membership survey, only 4 in 10 members of Boating Writers International (BWI) reported that their income has not changed…
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