ASSORTED INTERESTING EVENTS

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Event: Steve Coll and Neil Irwin on “The Alchemist” and Winner of $2,000 Essay Prize Announced
When: February 5, 2014, 6:00pm
Where: World Room, Columbia Journalism School
Please join us on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Columbia University in New York as Steve Coll, Dean of the Columbia Journalism School, interviews former Knight-Bagehot Fellow Neil Irwin about his new book, The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire. The event will also feature the presentation of a $2000 prize to the winner of the 1st annual Women's Economic Round Table essay contest, open to all Knight-Bagehot Fellows (current and former). The winning entry, about the press and public policy, will be published by the American Institute for Economic Research. Prospective applicants for the 2014-2015 Knight-Bagehot Program are encouraged to attend, and will find details about applying for the Fellowship at www.journalism.columbia.edu
The event will be held in the World Room at the Columbia Journalism School at Broadway and 116th Street in Manhattan, and is free and open to the public. To RSVP, contact Gary Hill at the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship office at gh2206@columbia.edu by January 29.

Event: Perfecting Personality Profiles
When: February 5-6, 2014
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free, two-day webinar, "Perfecting Personality Profiles.” Jacqui Banszynski, Pulitzer winner and Knight Chair in Editing at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, covers best practices when identifying, sourcing and writing memorable profiles. Register at the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/perfectingprofiles

Event: Advanced Media Training
When: February 8, 2014, 9:00 – 12:00pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Andrea McCarren, a veteran multimedia journalist and 15-time Emmy Award-winner, will offer an advanced media training class in the National Press Club’s Broadcast Center. This hands-on workshop is for anyone who wants to improve their presentation skills on camera or online. Through practice interviews, you’ll learn:
-How to craft and deliver meaningful sound bytes
-How to be more comfortable and confident on camera
-What to wear and what not to wear
-Tricks of the trade from Andrea’s 30 years of experience in television news
A makeup artist will help prepare you for your on-camera work. After the training session, each participant will be able to access their practice interviews online. Class size is limited. The three-hour session costs $150 for NPC members and $200 for non-members. http://www.press.org/events/advance-media-training-0

Event: Gregory Feifer “Russians: The People Behind the Power”
When: February 18, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer draws on vivid personal stories to portray the forces that have shaped the Russian character for centuries – and continue to do so today. “Russians” explores the seeming paradoxes of life in Russia by unraveling the nature of its people: what is it in their history, their desires, and their conception of themselves that makes them baffling to the West? Tickets are $5 for NPC members; $10 public. Proceeds benefit the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute. A book signing will follow the discussion. http://www.press.org/events/gregory-feifer-russians-people-behind-power

Event: {get smart}: The Government Did That? Innovative Communication in the Public Sector
When: February 21, 2014, 9:00 – 10:30am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
The way Americans communicate is constantly changing and savvy public sector communicators must keep pace. Join us to learn from public sector experts about how they took an imaginative approach to a communications challenge or crisis – and achieved tangible results. Our panelists’ firsthand experience using an integrated toolkit of traditional, social and/or interactive media will inspire you to reenergize (or even reinvent) your program’s communications. Registration is $25 for government employees, $35 NPC members and $45 for non-NPC members. http://www.press.org/events/get-smart-government-did-innovative-communic.... The {get smart} series is sponsored by Adfero Group and the National Press Club Journalism Institute.

Event: Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists – Free One-Day Program
When: March 11, 2014, 9:00am – 4:30pm (February 24 deadline)
Where: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., 20004
The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists will hold a one-day free program in Washington, DC, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 featuring Wharton Professors Mark Pauly and Robert Inman on “The Affordable Care Act” and “Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth” respectively. 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 here: http://whr.tn/1hJYjOP
Through intensive lectures and hands-on exercises, the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, help reporters gain better understanding of key business and economic issues. The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program, now in its 46th year, offers participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their exposure to leading experts and broaden their perspectives in a stimulating environment. This one-day program is free of charge and open to a limited number of journalists.
Registration is required to attend this free Seminar. Visit the Seminar application. Applications are open to those employed full-time as a print, broadcast, or online business journalist for legitimate media companies. For complete information on the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, visit http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/journalists or contact Peter Winicov, Senior Associate Director, Wharton Communications at +1-215-746-6471 or communications@wharton.upenn.edu

Event: Call for Entries: NAREE’s 64th Annual Journalism Competition
When: March 1, 2014 (deadline)
Where: Online
The National Association of Real Estate Editors has issued a Call for Entries for the 64th Annual NAREE Journalism Competition for real estate and home and design writers and editors. Staff writers, freelancers, columnist, bloggers and editors are eligible to enter work published, posted or aired in 2013. Entry deadline is March 1, 2014. The NAREE competition includes categories in the broad field of real estate from mortgage finance, commercial and residential real estate to green building and home design, among others. The competition is open to entries published in daily newspapers, weekly business newspapers, trade, investment and shelter magazines, commercial real estate publications, wire services, television, radio and web sites. A total of 75 Gold, Silver and Bronze Journalism Competition Awards may be presented. The Platinum Award of $1,000 will go to the best overall individual entry. Winner of the Best Freelance Collection will receive $500. The Ruth Ryon Best Young Journalist (age 30 or under) winner and 25 Gold category winners will receive $250 each. All professional journalists, both NAREE members and non-members, may enter. Entry forms are on www.NAREE.org under the "Journalism Contest" tab. Or email executive director Mary Doyle-Kimball at madkimba@aol.com to receive a printer-friendly pdf via email. Entrants may enter online after Feb 5. More categories are open this year for teams of journalists and digital journalists. Awards will be presented at NAREE's Annual Journalism Conference in Houston, June 11-14, 2014 at Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria. NAREE Chairman Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal, and President Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News, will officiate at the Awards Ceremony on June 13. NAREE's Houston conference, featuring newsworthy speakers and outstanding professional development sessions, draws journalists from around the country.

Event: Call for Entries: NYSSCPA Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards
When: March 1, 2014 (deadline)
Where: Online
The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards is now accepting submissions for its 2014 contest. The program honors professional and student journalists for distinguished reporting that cultivates, promotes and disseminates understanding of accounting, finance and business topics. All original entries must have been published, broadcast or posted online by a U.S.-based news organization during the contest year of January 1 through December 31, 2013. Go to https://nysscpa.nonprofitcms.org/awards for more information about the contest and to enter. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2014. This is the 31st year the NYSSCPA - the nation’s first state society of trusted accounting professionals with more than 30,000 members – has held its contest. For more information, contact Alonza Robertson at journoawards@nysscpa.org or call 212.719.8405.

Event: SABEW Spring Conference
When: March 27-29, 2014
Where: Phoenix, AZ
Make your plans now to attend the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, March 27-29, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz. Michael Lewis, author of “Moneyball” and “The Blind Side,” will be among the keynote speakers as he accepts SABEW’s Distinguished Achievement Award. The conference will conclude with a banquet honoring winners of the 19th annual Best in Business awards competition. The conference, to be hosted by The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, is expected to attract several hundred business editors, reporters and producers as well as a wide range of exhibitors. More details including program schedule, speakers, how to register and hotel information can be found on the SABEW site