• ’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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Category Archives: Webinars

Gain Work Outside Boating

Gain Work Outside Boating BWI Director Lenny Rudow is joined by wide-ranging freelance writer Charles Plueddeman and long-time magazine editor-in-chief John Wooldridge for an educational webinar titled “How to Score Work Outside the Boating Industry.” “The idea isn’t merely on how to get more and different work, but specifically on how to grow your boating…
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Video Basics: Improving Your Presentations

Video Basics: Improving Your Presentations"Video Basics: Improving Your Presentations," covers cameras, audio, shooting techniques and editing. Everybody's clients seem to have an insatiable appetite for videos and many writers are responding. Yet many home-schooled video creators recognize they could be doing a better production job.Presenting is BWI member Ed Kukla, who recently combined his experience…
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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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Webinar: How to Start a Blog

BWI's first educational webinar, "How to Start a Blog for About $10," was conducted by Kim Kavin, the former president of BWI and the owner of the Charterwave and BoaterMouth websites. It is sponsored by Dometic, leading supplier of dedicated systems and equipment for recreational and commercial boats. The webinar covers domain name research and…
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