Assorted Attractions and Events

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Event: iPhone Reporting: How To Do It All with Just One Small Device
When: January 30, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
WTOP reporter and iPhone whiz Neal Augenstein will offer a "how to" session on everything from reporting to recording with the popular phone that does much more. Learn the power of smartphone reporting with this interactive class - be sure to bring your iPhone! . Registration is $5 for NPC members; $10 public: bit.ly/1Fan3PM.

Event: Advanced Search Techniques
When: February 2, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Have you ever been frustrated by an internet search that turns up no hits? Or by one that returns too many? Have you felt in your bones that the info you need is out there in the wild west of the internet, but you just can’t find it? Up your average by learning tricks of the trade from a news librarian with who has worked as a researcher at the Newseum, NPR and The National Press Club. Registration is $5 for NPC members; $10 public http://www.press.org/events/advanced-search-techniques.

Event: Steve Coll to Speak at Knight Bagehot alumni event in NYC
When: February 3, 2015, 6 p.m. (Registration Deadline: January 29, 2015)
Where: Bloomberg News, 731 Lexington Ave, New York City
Please join the alumni and friends of the Knight Bagehot Fellowship program as Steve Coll, Dean of the Columbia Journalism School, interviews Julia Angwin about her new book, "Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance." The event will also feature the presentation of a $2,000 prize to Mark Garrison, winner of the 2nd Annual Women's Economic Round Table essay contest. Also, prospective fellowship applicants are encouraged to attend as there will be information on how to apply using our new online application system. The event, hosted by Bloomberg News, is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Dealine date to register is January 29, 2015. For questions and to reserve your spot please email Gary Hill at gh2206@columbia.edu

Event: Taking Twitter to the Next Level
When: February 6, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Now that you have the hang of tweeting, learn the easy way to adopt strategies that can boost your followers and engagement. Topics to be covered include: the optimum ways to tweet when news breaks, reaching the communities you're covering, and how to trend on Twitter. This session will be taught by Mark Luckie, Creative Content Manager for Journalism & News at Twitter. Registration is $5 NPC members; $10 public http://www.press.org/events/taking-twitter-next-level.

Event: Southern New England Association of Black Journalists General Meeting and Free Social Media Training Session
When: February 7, 2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: NBC CT (WVIT-TV), 1422 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110
Come enjoy great food, drinks and conversations while networking and learning with the Southern New England Association of Black Journalists at their first general body meeting of 2015. The meeting will include a free training session covering the latest and most advanced social media and web tool strategies used by the most accomplish journalists. Your host will be longtime NABJ member and NBC Universal O&O Television Stations Social Media Manager Sarah Glover. Please RSVP at SNEABJ@gmail.com. Space is limited. You will not be allowed inside NBC CT without an RSVP. For additional information on upcoming programs and events, follow @SNEABJ on Twitter or head to their website at www.SNEABJ.weebly.com. For questions email SNEABJ@gmail.com. See you there!

Event: ASBPE’s Three-part Webinar Series: Multimedia Storytelling for Journalists
When: February 10, 2015, 1:00-2:00pmET / 12:00-1:00pm CT
Where: Online
Learn to create compelling multimedia content over lunch, using nothing more than your smartphone or tablet. Think it’s impossible or too difficult? Think again. In ASBPE’s three-part webcast series on multimedia storytelling, you’ll learn how from Sarah Redohl, managing editor of Columbia Business Times, an Azbee Award-winning publication that won the 2014 Gold Award for visual storytelling. Each session is free for ASBPE members or $35 for non-members. To learn More and register, click here
Session 1: Photography in your pocket – Completed
Session 2: Good audio is for everyone – Completed
Session 3: Video—it’s easier than you think - Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1-2 p.m. ET/12-1 p.m. CT

Event: Examining PunditFact
When: February 10, 2015, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute and The Poynter Institute for a forum and review of PunditFact, the fact-checking unit of the Tampa Bay Times, which published more than 350 fact-checks of pundits in 2014, from newspaper columnists to television commentators. Featured panelists include Donna Brazile, political strategist and contributor to CNN and ABC News, Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post, Jackie Kucinich of the Daily Beast and CNN Political Contributor Ana Navarro. They'll share their perspectives as columnists or commentators and how fact-checkers have influenced their work. Registration includes lunch and is $22 for NPC members; $37 non-members. http://www.press.org/events/examining-punditfact

Event: The 2015 Deadline Club Awards Contest
When: Feb. 20, 2015 (Deadline)
Where: Online
The Deadline Club is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Deadline Club Awards. The annual contest is open to journalists in the greater New York City area and will award exceptional work published or broadcast in 2014. The deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 20. Winners will then be announced at the Deadline Club Awards Dinner on May 12. For full contest rules and a complete list of the 31 categories, please go to www.deadlineclub.org/archives/3503 or contact awards@deadlineclub.org.

Event: Free Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists
When: March 4, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm
Where: Washington D.C.
The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists is pleased to present a special free one-day seminar on March 4, 2015 in Washington DC. Faculty scheduled to present include Wharton Professor of Healthcare Management and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Scott Harrington and Professor of Business Economic and Public Policy, Kent Smetters on “The Affordable Care Act” and “Financial Regulations” respectively. The sessions are complimentary but space is limited. Breakfast, lunch and course materials are provided at no cost. A limited number of Southwest Airlines travel scholarships are also available for full-time West Coast reporters. Registration is required and available online.

Event: A Course on the Uniqueness of Chinese 3 Sessions
When: Tuesdays, February 17 - March 3 ~ 6:30-8:30pm
Where: NYC * China Institute (212) 744.8181
All languages are interesting in their respective ways. For a genuine uniqueness, Chinese is nonpareil, as it singularly blends high music and captivating pictures, resulting in the visceral quality of the language. Every character, like a pearl, glows as a pictograph symbol that tells a story alternately moralistic, somber, amusing, or melancholy. Chinese is a written language that possesses a luster all its own, to be treasured like a painting, and thus these pearl-like characters must be set to what the Chinese perceive to be the right sounds and tones (pitches). By contrast, other languages, such as English, are similar to embroidery, with words resembling threads that must be woven together to function and shine. An understanding of this conceptual logic of the Chinese language should therefore elucidate why the structural rules of the Chinese language are founded on the pictures these characters represent, and why they must be placed in a grammatical order that abides by the rules of a precise natural sequence and scope.