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Event: PropThink.com Media Mixer
When: May 13, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: The Ainsworth, 122 W 26th St., New York, NY 10001
PropThink.com, a leading portal for investment news and analysis of emerging-growth healthcare companies, will host a Media Mixer for professionals in the tech, healthcare, and financial segments. The networking event takes place on May 13th between 6 and 8 PM at the Ainsworth in New York, and is open to persons involved in healthcare, technology, or financial journalism. RSVP required, and details are available.

Event: NYFWA May Networking Night
When: May 13, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Social Bar & Grill, 2nd Floor, 795 8th Avenue (between 48th and 49th St.)
The New York Financial Writers’ Association invites members of the financial journalism community to join in its May networking night, featuring a talk from Bloomberg investigative reporter and editor Bob Ivry, who will read from his recently published book “The Seven Sins of Wall Street: Big Banks, their Washington Lackeys, and the Next Financial Crisis.” Ivry, a powerful speaker who helped Bloomberg sue the Federal Reserve for details of the unprecedented bank bailout, previously worked for the Bergen Record and San Francisco Examiner. His work has appeared in Esquire, Washington Post Book World, Popular Science and Maxim.
Come join your fellow financial journalists for an evening of networking and a chance to learn about Ivry’s experience writing his book. As always, NYFWA members’ first two drinks are covered and for this event the NYFWA will also cover the first drink for non-members as well. Recipients of the NYFWA’s 2014 scholarships will also be present at this event –a group of 10 budding financial journalists. Be sure to take the opportunity to meet some of the financial journalism’s newest entrants. RSVP: Mandatory. Anyone planning to attend this event must reply by Monday, May 12th to: contact@nyfwa.org

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: ASBPE Presents: "Crafting Content That Travels" by Shannan Bowen
When: May 15, 2014, 6:00pm
Where: Bloomberg BNA building, First Floor Conference Room, 1801 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202
Reaching target audiences online requires more than a strategic social media plan. Content strategies should be crafted with an understanding of how-and what-people share to their networks, as well as how the top social networks operate behind-the-scenes to position content in front of your audiences. This presentation will include tips for positioning and framing content in ways that make your message travel through the social web.
Shannan Bowen is the Editorial and Audience Development Manager for Atlantic Media Strategies, the in-house consultancy of Atlantic Media. She uses best practices from across Atlantic Media's editorial brands to help clients, including Fortune 500 companies and media brands, use social and content strategies to reach influential audiences. Shannan previously worked as a journalist in North Carolina. She holds a bachelor's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and recently completed a Master's in Media Entrepreneurship from American University.
Light refreshments will be provided. *Please RSVP to kathleencaggiano@gmail.com by May 9th if you plan to attend. We look forward to seeing you at this interesting presentation!

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: NPC Spring Freelance Workshop
When: May 16, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Where: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room, Washington, D.C.
The NPC's Freelance Committee and the Society of Professional Journalists will co-sponsor this workshop, which will feature two sessions. One session will cover how to write query letters. The other session, called “Building Your Own Benefits Package,” will include a representative from Affinity Group Underwriters, who will talk about health insurance. Joe Lamoglia, vice president at Potomac Financial Private Client Group LLC., will talk about retirement and other benefits. The workshop will be followed by a happy hour at the Club. For more information, contact Stephenie Overman at saoverman@gmail.com. To register, http://press.org/events/spring-freelance-workshop

Event: The Future of Media: 2014
When: May 22, 2014
Where: Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University, 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003
I Want Media's seventh annual panel discussion will present leading media figures in a 1-hour discussion on how the Internet and other digital media are transforming the media landscape. Scheduled panelists include editors and CEOs from The Washington Post, Vice Media, Guggenheim Media and others. Registration for the free-admission forum is required: http://www.iwantmedia.com/forum

Event: Asian American Journalists Association: New,Now,Next Conference
When: June 6-8, 2014
Where: Graduate House, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
The NewNowNext international media conference is the annual, Asia-based marquee event of the Asian-American Journalists Association, or AAJA. This June 6-8, three days of panels and workshops cover the freshest issues in Asia including the state of press freedoms across the region, personal data security in a post-Snowden world, disaster reporting from typhoons to warzones, tips in personal branding and a keynote roundtable with women leaders in press and public relations. Key speakers include Bloomberg lead anchor Angie Lau, Brunswick Hong Kong Director Christina Pantin, war correspondent Kevin Sites and the University of Hong Kong’s dean of journalism Ying Chan. The N3 conference kicks off Friday June 6 with an evening social networking event, continues with programming on Saturday and Sunday at the University of Hong Kong and includes a Saturday banquet dinner at the Foreign Correspondents Club. Open to all. Early bird registration rates expire May 17 at 11:59 p.m. For more details and to register, go to www.n3con.com

Event: Free Wharton Seminar in Wharton | San Francisco
When: June 11, 2014, 8:30am – 4:00pm
Where: San Francisco, CA
The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists will hold a one-day free program at Wharton | San Francisco, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 featuring Wharton Professors Saikat Chaudhuri (M&A and outsourcing expert) and David Robertson (best-selling author of “Brick by Brick” on Lego’s resurgence) on “Incubating Innovation in Established Firms” and “The Balance Between Creativity and Constraints.” 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/1rAUheV

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