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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: Deadline Club Midwinter Mixer
When: February 25, 2014, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Where: Sardi’s Restaurant, 2nd floor bar, 234 W. 44th St., New York, NY
Ever wonder where New York’s coolest journalists have been hanging out since Elaine’s closed? At The Deadline Club’s mixers, of course. This month, the Club’s Midwinter Networking Mixer is going to be at the venerable Sardi’s Restaurant. Whether you’re important, think you’re important, want to be important, or think being important is a load of crap, this Broadway institution is the venue for you. With its caricature-covered walls and commanding view of the 44th Street theater scene, Sardi’s second floor is the perfect place to mingle with your fellow movers and shakers of America’s media capital. Cash bar. Open to members and non-members alike, but being a member is better. Click here to join The Club. Registration is required to attend. Click here to register.

Event: Detecting Corporate Fraud
When: February 26, 2014
Where: Baltimore, MD
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free afternoon workshop, "Detecting Corporate Fraud,” in partnership with the Investigative Reporters and Editors and NICAR. Theo Francis, investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and Roddy Boyd, founder of the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, offer techniques for analyzing SEC filings and other disclosures. Register at the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/1gxMWNw

Event: Deadline Club Awards Contest – Accepting Submissions
When: February 28, 2014 (extended deadline)
Where: Online
Entries for the Deadline Club’s awards contest, which honors excellence in New York journalism, are now being accepted. The contest period will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 14. Entries must have been submitted to the website by this deadline. After the contest closes, the Club’s judges will carefully review submissions to select the finalists in each of the 31 awards categories. The finalists will be announced in April. Winners will be announced on May 19 at the Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria, where they will be presented with Rubes, the unique statuettes designed in 1968 by Rube Goldberg, the “dean of American cartoonists.” The contest entry website, through which all submissions must be made, can be viewed here: https://omnicontests4.com/?comp_id=1263

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: Social Media ROI for Journalists
When: March 25, 2014
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free webinar, "Social Media ROI for Journalists.” The Arizona Republic’s Chad Graham and the Reynolds Center’s digital director Robin J. Phillips provide tips for harnessing social media to reach your brand’s fullest potential online. Register at the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/14J343G

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

Event: Society of Professional Journalists – Region 2 Conference
When: March 28-29, 2014
Where: Georgetown University, 640 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
The Society of Professional Journalists is holding its Region 2 conference March 28 and 29 at Georgetown University, 640 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. The conference will start on March 28 with a screening of "A Fragile Trust," a new documentary about the plagiarism and fabrication of Jayson Blair. There will be a full day of programs and a Mark of Excellence awards luncheon on March 29. For details and tickets, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-region-2-spring-conference-registration...