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Event: The NYC Deadline Club Awards Dinner
When: May 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Ave.
Columbia University Journalism School Dean Steve Coll will be the featured speaker at the The Deadline Club's annual awards dinner, which will recognize the best work in 2014 by New York area news organizations—including The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, The New York Times, the New York Daily News, ProPublica, ESPN and Fortune Magazine—in categories such as print, digital, video, television, radio and still pictures. Coll led the investigation into the breakdown of journalistic safeguards on Rolling Stone magazine's problem-ridden story, “A Rape on Campus,” which it retracted. Besides heading the country's most prestigious journalism school, Coll teaches there as a Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism. A staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, he spent 20 years at the Washington Post as a reporter, foreign correspondent and senior editor until 2005, winning the first of his two Pulitzer Prizes along the way, Coll will be interviewed by Jennifer Saba of Reuters. To see the list of finalists and buy a seat for the dinner, go to www.deadlineclub.org.

Event: The rise of native content: How to make it work for your B2B publication without sacrificing your ethics (Webcast)
When: Wednesday May 13, 2015 from 1-2 p.m. EDT
Where: Online
Webcast panelists: Is native content forcing you to sacrifice your B2B publication’s ethics? Is your sales team putting pressure on your editors? Join ASBPE on Wednesday, May 13 for a webcast featuring industry experts Joe Carbonara (Zoomba Group), Kayley Bogdan (CSP Business Media), Frank Kalman (Human Capital Media) and moderator Pete Wiltjer (Pete Wiltjer Marketing Group). ASBPE members can register for free (membership in ASBPE is also free for qualified B2B editors, writers, freelancers, art directors, and designers) and non-members are $35. Register now or become an ASBPE member.

Event: Greater Charlotte SPJ Outstanding Journalism Awards
When: Thursday, May 14, 7 p.m.
Where: 4620 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte, NC
Join the Greater Charlotte SPJ in celebrating the first Greater Charlotte SPJ Outstanding Journalism Awards! The ceremony, underwritten by a generous donation from Frank Barrows and Mary Newsom, will be at AZN Asian Cuisine near SouthPark mall. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be provided free of charge, and there will also be a cash bar. There's plenty of free parking around AZN. The award winners will speak, along with a special keynote speaker. Please RSVP if you're planning on attending, and contact Corey Inscoe at cinscoe@charlotteobserver.com if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing you there!

Event: APME's NewsTrain workshop on social, video, data, enterprise + more
When: May 15-16
Where: University of Central Florida, Orlando
For just $75, get two days of cutting-edge training at APME's Orlando NewsTrain workshop. Sessions include maximizing social media for reporting and branding, shooting engaging video with your smartphone, developing data-driven enterprise stories, planning for breaking news in the digital age, unleashing your watchdog with beat mapping, and taking charge of your career by thinking like an entrepreneur. Check out diversity scholarships and discounted hotel rooms. More info and register at http://bit.ly/OrlandoNewsTrain.

Event: McGraw Fellowships for Business Journalism
When: May 15, 2015 (deadline)
Where: Online
Do you – or a reporter you know – have a great idea for an investigative or enterprise story on a business or economic topic, but few resources to get it done? If so, check out The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism designed to support ambitious coverage of critical issues related to U.S. economy and business. The McGraw Fellowships enable experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a significant investigative, analytic or narrative business story. Each McGraw Fellow will receive a stipend of $5,000 a month for up to three months, along with editorial guidance and assistance in placing stories with established print, radio or digital outlets. No residency is required; Fellows work from their own offices. Freelance journalists, as well as reporters and editors currently working at a news organization may apply. Five years professional experience as a journalist is required. The deadline for Spring 2015 Fellowship applications is May 15, 2015. For further information, please go to www.mcgrawcenter.org or contact us at mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu

Event: Don’t Fear the Math
When: May 19, 2015, 9:00-12:00 p.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
"Don't Fear the Math," will be an introduction to using Excel in reporting. This class will show how just a little number-crunching can improve both deadline stories and bigger projects. The session will be taught by David Donald, data journalist in residence at American University. Previously, he was training director for IRE-NICAR trainer and data editor at The Center for Public Integrity. $5 NPC members; $10 public: http://www.press.org/events/dont-fear-math.

Event: Exceling with Data
When: May 26, 2015, 9:00-12:00 p.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
"Exceling with Data" will cover advanced Excel techniques and tools, and delve into databases. The sessions will be taught by David Donald, data journalist in residence at American University. Previously, he was training director for IRE-NICAR trainer and data editor at The Center for Public Integrity. $5 NPC members; $10 public: http://www.press.org/events/exceling-data.

Event: National Press Foundation presents: Food, From Farm To Table
When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:00 p.m. EDT (DEADLINE)
Where: St. Louis, Missouri
“Everybody eats,” but few know the context and history behind their meals. This all-expenses-paid NPF program will take a holistic look at the issues: hunger, food waste, organic, GMOs, food science, feeding the world’s growing population, and more. How can we grow the food we need on the land we have? What innovations and technology will define the future of food sources? How does food move from field to processor to supermarket to table? How do we keep our food supply safe? And how does a nation of plenty have almost 50 million people struggling with hunger? During this four-day program, journalists will visit an organic farm and Monsanto’s research labs for a ground view of agriculture. We will identify speakers to give journalists an in-depth and balanced look at all facets of food and agriculture. Funding for this program was provided by Monsanto, Organic Trade Association, AARP Foundation, American Farm Bureau Federation/. The program will take place in St. Louis, Missouri from July 19 – 22, 2015

Event: Evolving Nature of Business News Panel
When: May 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism
Join members of the New York Financial Writers’ Association for the presentation of our 2014 Elliott V. Bell Award, which will be awarded to John Huey, former editor-in-chief of Time Inc. Huey is the 39th recipient of the Elliott V. Bell Award, which is named after the NYFWA’s founding president and which recognizes individuals who have made long-term contributions to financial journalism and have had a significant impact on the industry. As part of the evening, Huey will take part in a panel that will discuss the evolving nature of business news as it adapts and an increasingly digitized business model. He will be joined on the panel by Martin Nisenholtz, the former digital head at The New York Times who now serves as a professor of the practice of digital communication at Boston University and venture partner at Firstmark Capital in New York; John Geddes, former managing editor of The New York Times and Paul Sagan, an executive in residence at venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners and a director (and former CEO) of Akamai Technologies. The panel will be moderated by Andy Serwer, editor-in-chief of Yahoo.Finance. The evening will begin with a short reception featuring wine and appetizers. This event is free to NYFWA members in good standing. Guests are welcome to attend for $15. RSVP’s are mandatory, as you cannot get into the building if your name is not on the list. RSVP BY MAY 27th: contact@nyfwa.org

Event: Symposium: US Journalists Jailed for Reporting
When: June 1, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
More than a dozen members of the media who’ve been fined, detained or jailed in their support of First Amendment liberties will gather and call for a national shield law. The event will be moderated by 1991 National Press Club’s National Freedom of the Press Award recipient Brian Karem. It will feature a panel discussion showcasing journalists Judith Miller, Vanessa Leggett, Libby Averyt, Jim Taricani, Josh Wolf, Lisa Abraham, David Kidwell, Sid Gaulden, Andrew Shain, Brad Stone, Timothy Crews and Bruce Anderson. $5 NPC members; $10 public: http://www.press.org/events/us-journalists-jailed-reporting-gather-natio....

Event: National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Annual Conference
When: June 24-27, 2015
Where: The InterContinental, Miami, FL
Journalists who attend the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Annual Conference in Miami can interview dozens of the world's top real estate newsmakers, tour the country's hottest luxury condo market and hone digital reporting skills. Ian Schrager, creator of the boutique hotel concept, will keynote NAREE’s 49th Annual Conference Friday morning, June 26 at the InterContinental Miami. I-Fei Chang of the Greenland US Holding Companies will speak Friday afternoon. Jorge Perez of The Related Group will speak to media attendees at one of his Brickell Avenue properties Thursday. Reporters will also hear from Scott Stowell, CEO of Standard Pacific Homes, and real estate entrepreneur R. Donahue "Don" Peebles of the Peebles Corporation. NAREE's "A World View of Real Estate," June 24-27, is expected to be trending again this year on social media as journalists report on residential and commercial realty, the mortgage market, EB-5 and crowd funding, international buyers, luxury real estate, mixed-use development and resiliency, affordable housing, vacation homes and seniors housing.“Whether you cover national news or write stories focused on local real estate, the NAREE conference will make you a better reporter or editor,” said NAREE President Shonda Novak, reporter at the Austin American-Statesman. Peer-to-peer NAREE University professional development sessions led by Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News; Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal; Valerie Kellogg, Newsday and Mary Shanklin, Orlando Sentinel, will prepare journalists to excel in today’s evolving news platforms. Conferees can view the work of leading real estate journalists as Los Angeles Times columnist and NAREE Past President Lauren Beale presents NAREE's Awards of Excellence at the 65th Annual Real Estate Journalism Awards Ceremony, Friday evening, June 26. NAREE's headquarters hotel, the InterContinental Miami, overlooks Biscayne Bay and Bayfront Park and is near the skyline full of cranes remaking the city. To register, check out www.NAREE.org. For more information email nareeprograms@gmail.com

Event: Morningstar Investment Conference
When: June 24-26, 2015
Where: McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago
Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, is hosting its 27th annual investment conference. This year’s keynote speakers are Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist, GMO LLC; David Kelly, Ph.D., chief global strategist, J.P. Morgan Funds; Sallie Krawcheck, chair, Ellevate Network; and PIMCO’s Douglas Hodge, chief executive officer and managing director, and Daniel Ivascyn, group chief investment officer and managing director. General session speakers include Joe Davis,Ph. D., Vanguard; Rob Lovelace, CFA, American Funds; Diana Strandberg, CFA, Dodge & Cox; Bill Nygren, CFA, Oakmark Funds; Steven Romick, CFA, FPA Funds; Bridget Hughes, CFA, Morningstar; Jeffrey S. Mitchell, Fidelity Investments; and Susan Ferris Wyderko, Mutual Fund Directors Forum. Morningstar is also offering free preconference sessions, “Women and Investing”, “Technology and the Advisor: Reaching Tomorrow’s Clients”, and “Getting More from Morningstar’s Manager Research”, for registered attendees from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT on June 24 at McCormick Place. The three tracks comprise three different sessions each; participants may attend one track in its entirety or different sessions within multiple tracks. The price for the Morningstar Investment Conference is $795 per person and includes the preference sessions, two breakfasts, two lunches, and two receptions. For more information, including the full agenda, hotel accommodations, and continuing-education credits, or to register, visit http://global.morningstar.com/MICUS. Conference updates will be available on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/MStarAdvisor or through the conference hashtag, #MICUS. News Media Registration Information: Full-time members of the news media may receive complimentary registration to the Morningstar Investment Conference. If you are a member of the media and want to register for the conference, visit http://global.morningstar.com/mediaregistration or contact Carling Spelhaug at carling.spelhaug@morningstar.com or 312-696-6150.