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Event: MNI Seminar in Hong Kong featuring Chicago Fed President Charles Evans
When: August 27, 2012, 5:30pm
Where: The Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43/F, Gloucester Tower The Landmark, 16 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
MNI is holding a public seminar with Charles Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. Evans will discuss the Fed’s outlook for the US economy and monetary policy before opening the floor to attendee questions. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. To register, RSVP by August 15 to MNI’s Marketing Manager, Lauren Hand, at 212-669-6458 or lhand@marketnews.com

Event: Finding Local Economic Stories in Census Data with USA Today's Paul Overberg
When: August 28, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Finding Local Economic Stories in Census Data." Paul Overberg, database editor for USA Today, offers proven techniques for gathering Census data and analyzing it for local economic stories. Register at the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/NoWGoh

Event: Call for Entries: The Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Awards
When: September 7, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Online
The Newswomen's Club of New York honors excellence in journalism each year through its Front Page Awards. We call for entries from newswomen in the New York metropolitan area working in print, television, radio, wires, and online media as reporters, photographers, columnists, producers, and videographers. The Front Page Awards also recognize Reporter of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. Winners will be honored at an annual black tie gala November 15.
All 2012 contest entries must have been published, issued, broadcast or e-published between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. Entries must be postmarked no later than September 7, 2012. The fee is still only $100 per entry. Information on how to enter can be found at: www.newswomensclubnewyork.com/how-to-enter/

Event: Abe Fellowship for Journalists
When: September 15, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Online
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Fellows are expected to produce an analytical article or feature story that will inform public debate or a policy community one of the following topics:
1) Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches to Security and Diplomacy
2) Global and Regional Economic Issues
3) Social and Cultural Issues
For information on eligibility criteria or to apply, please visit us at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship-for-journalists/. Contact SSRC staff at abe@ssrc.org with any questions or concerns.

Event: Associated Press Media Editors Annual Conference
When: September 19-21, 2012
Where: John Seigenthaler Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
The APME conference is an event that allows editors to recharge their batteries, network and learn the latest in the industry. Pulitzer Prize winners from Seattle, Pennsylvania and Alabama will talk about their award-winning work. Great ideas will be celebrated and shared. Those who covered the Colorado theater shootings will talk about how to cover such tragedies. And APME has entire day devoted to best practices in social media. For conference details, including the schedule, registration and hotel information, go here: http://www.apme.com/?page=2012Conference

Tracking Companies’ Influence on Politics at EIJ
When: Sept 20, 2012
Where: Ft. Lauderdale
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the business journalism session, "Tracking Companies’ Influence on Politics," during the SPJ/RTDNA joint Excellence in Journalism Conference. Find out how to locate campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures at the local, state and federal levels, as well as how to tie company spending to legislative or regulatory actions. A $25 fee is required. For more information, please visit the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/INc5g6

Mastering Math to Tell Better Stories at EIJ
When: Sept 21, 2012
Where: Ft. Lauderdale
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the business journalism session, "Mastering Math to Tell Better Stories," during the SPJ/RTDNA joint Excellence in Journalism Conference. Here’s your chance to brush up on basic calculations and learn to judiciously use numbers to tell better stories in text and graphics. Registration for the Excellence in Journalism Conference is required to attend. For more information, please visit the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/INcn6L

Event: Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Flagship Program - Accepting Applications
When: October 1, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Philadelphia, PA
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists will hold its flagship program October 21-24 with new faculty and several financial aid options. For over four decades the Seminars have helped journalists gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues via intensive lectures conducted by senior Wharton School faculty. The flagship program in October features sessions on financial statement analysis, executive compensation, innovation and global markets. Please note:
Applications are required and available here: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/journalists/apply.cfm
The agenda is here: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/journalists/files/2012_BJS_Philadelphia_Age... Application deadline: For paid applicants, Monday, October 1, 2012. Scholarship deadlines vary. Tuition, course materials and most meals are included with payment (early bird rate--$1,499) and scholarships. Travel assistance is available for some scholarships. Our most recent media alert is here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/1/prweb9119133.htm Each participant will receive a Wharton School Certificate of Completion. For complete information visit the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Web site or contact Peter Winicov, Senior Associate Director, Wharton Communications at +1-215-746-6471 or communications@wharton.upenn.edu