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Bloggers: Will you be able to take time off for a press conference?

Some bloggers have expressed their desire to attend press conferences related to their “fields of expertise.” I’ve been helping funnel bloggers to attend such conferences for several weeks now but there remains to be one obstacle which should be taken into account. Most press events happen on week days usually in the Makati area at around 11 AM.

If a blogger was invited, could he or she take time out of the day job to attend such events?

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

8 replies on “Bloggers: Will you be able to take time off for a press conference?”

It might be difficult but not impossible. There are remedies and strategies a blogger can take in order to attend a press conference. The solution is … unique to the individual.

if I’m invited, I always go, well its a press conference for TV entertainment, just inserted some fun while writing and interviewing the people there

No, even if you had the time but are still employed.

I think it’s a conflict of interest unless your employer doesn’t mind you doing sidelines during work hours, or you don’t care.

If you’re going to attend presscons, go pro!

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