ASSORTED INTERESTING EVENTS

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Event: Deadline Club $10,000 Fund for Journalism Student Scholarships
When: April 25, 2014 (deadline)
Where: Online
The Deadline Club scholarship program is looking to give $2,500 awards to up to four aspiring New York City-area student journalists. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in journalism or journalism-oriented communications programs in the New York City metropolitan area. All applications, including supporting materials, such as samples of work and letters of recommendation, must be submitted to our website by the entry deadline of 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 25. For complete eligibility rules, or to submit an online application, go to the scholarship entry website

Event: Society of Professional Journalists – Region 1 Conference
When: April 25-26, 2014
Where: Boston University, 640 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
The Society of Professional Journalists is holding its Region 1 conference April 25-26 at Boston University, 640 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. The theme of the 2014 conference is "Byte Back: Doing Great Journalism in the Digital Age" and will feature more than two dozen cutting-edge professional development programs starting Friday afternoon and continuing all day Saturday. Former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson will speak at a catered opening night reception April 25, and Robin Young of NPR will give the keynote speech at a Mark of Excellence awards luncheon April 26, which will feature a performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. There also will be meet ups Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for networking and fun. Region 1 covers the northeast U.S. and most of Pennsylvania; the conference is open to all. For details and to register, go to www.spjr1c.org

Event: Charlotte SPJ – Journalism Trivia Night
When: April 30, 2014, 6:30pm
Where: Mugs Coffee, Park Selwyn Shopping Center, 5126 Park Road, Charlotte, NC
We'll form teams and see who can answer the most questions about our profession's history and personalities. We'll have prizes from the Bechtler Museum, the Charlotte Film Society, Planet Improv, The Carolina Raptor Center, Latta Plantation, Carolina Actor's Studio Theater, and Actor's Theatre Charlotte This should be fun. Bring a guest. Bring two.

Event: Disability Reporting with NY Times Reporter Dan Barry
When: May 6, 2014
Where: Online
The National Center on Disability and Journalism and The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication present the free webinar, "Disability Reporting with NY Times Reporter Dan Barry.” New York Times columnist Dan Barry leads this virtual conversation about reporting on disability issues and explains the process that went into his investigative project, “The Boys in the Bunkhouse.” Attend the one-hour session at 1 p.m. ET. Register at the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/NCDJ_DanBarry

Event: Shadow Money: Unraveling Political Nonprofits’ Funding
When: May 14, 2014
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free webinar, “Shadow Money: Unraveling Political Nonprofits’ Funding.” Russ Choma, money-in-politics reporter at the Center for Responsive Politics, provides basic tips for covering political nonprofits and developing investigative stories. Attend either one-hour session at noon or 4 p.m. ET. Register at the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/shadowmoney

Event: McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism
When: May 15, 2014 (deadline)
Where: Online
Applications are now open for The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, a new program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism designed to support ambitious coverage of critical issues related to U.S. economy and business. The fellowships will enable experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a distinguished 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. 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. Applications, including a story proposal, work samples and references, will be accepted in the spring and fall of 2014. The deadline for spring applicants is May 15, 2014. For further information, please go to www.mcgrawcenter.org or email mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu

Event: Morningstar Investment Conference
When: June 18-20, 2014
Where: McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, is hosting its 26th annual investment conference for financial advisors. This year’s keynote speakers are Cliff Asness, founder, managing principal, and chief investment officer, AQR Capital Management; Michael Falk, partner, Focus Consulting Group, and partner and chief strategist for a global macro hedge fund; Bill Gross, founder, managing director, and co-CIO, PIMCO; and Michael Hasenstab, executive vice president and chief investment officer, global bonds, Franklin Templeton Investments.
General session speakers include Will Danoff, Fidelity Investments; Dennis Lynch, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Chris Davis, Davis Funds; David Herro, The Oakmark Funds; Sarah Ketterer, Causeway Capital Management; Rob Lovelace, Capital Research and Management Company; Ben Inker, GMO, LLC; and and Dennis Stattman, BlackRock.
The price for the Morningstar Investment Conference is $795 person and includes a preference workshop, as well as two breakfasts, two lunches, and two receptions. To register for the conference, call toll free at 866-839-9729. More information about the Morningstar Investment Conference, including the full agenda, hotel accommodations, attendee registration, and continuing-education credits, is available at http://global.morningstar.com/MIC2014. Conference updates will be available on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/MStarAdvisor or through the conference hashtag: #MICUS.
Press 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.