ASSORTED INTERESTING EVENTS

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Event: Gorkana Connects with the Financial Times Washington D.C. Bureau
When: February 26, 2015, 6:00pm
Where: Washington D.C.
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organizations, is recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of over 700,000. Gorkana invites you to meet the Financial Times Washington D.C. Team and newly appointed Bureau Chief, Megan Murphy, at an exclusive media briefing on February 26, 2015. If you would like to attend please click here to register for the event. Space is limited and will be first come, first served. We hope to see you there!

Event: Washington D.C. SPJ annual Dateline Awards
When: February 27, 2015 (Deadline)
Where: Washington D.C. and online at www.spjdc.org
The Washington D.C., Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is accepting entries for its annual Dateline Awards. Journalists in the metro D.C. area, including Maryland and Virginia, may submit work. The deadline is Feb. 27. Go to www.spjdc.org for details. Winners are announced at the chapter’s Hall of Fame Dinner on June 9.

Event: NYSSCPA’s Excellence in Financial Journalism Award CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
When: February 28 (Deadline)
Where: New York
The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Excellence in Financial Journalism Award celebrates the year’s best distinguished reporting that cultivates, promoted and disseminated understanding of accounting, finance and business topics. This is the 32nd year that the NYSSCPA has hosted its national competition to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in business journalism. Submissions are being accepted through February 28 in 10 categories. Go to www.efjawards.com to enter. There is a $75 entry submission fee. Winners will be chosen based on the creativity and relevancy of their entry to the category submitted. Winners will be notified April 6. The 2015 EFJ Awards program will be held in New York City May 1 at Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Grill. Contact Alonza Robertson, arobertson@nysscpa.org, (212) 719 8405 for more information.

Event: Global Business Journalism Program in Beijing
When: February 28, 2015 (Application deadline)
Where: Tsinghua University, Beijing China
Experienced professionals and top journalism students can advance their careers by earning a master's degree in business journalism in China. There is soaring demand for journalists who can help the public understand the complexities of global business and the economy. Students in the Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University learn these skills firsthand in China, the world's emerging economic powerhouse. This is the only master's program in business journalism in China taught completely in English. Students benefit from a faculty that includes award-winning journalists from media such as Bloomberg News and The New York Times as well as renowned Chinese scholars with degrees from prestigious international institutions. The facilities include a laboratory of 10 Bloomberg terminals, the largest such installation at any university in the world, which gives students access to an unparalleled database of financial and economic information used by sophisticated professionals.
More information here: http://gbj.tsjc.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/jcgbj/370/index.html

Event: NAREE’s 65th Annual Real Estate Journalism Competition
When: March 1, 2015 (Deadline)
Where: Online at www.NAREE.org
The National Association of Real Estate Editors has issued a call for entries for NAREE’s 65th Annual Journalism Competition. Twenty-five categories will recognize excellence in digital, print and broadcast journalism. Winners will be announced at NAREE’s Miami journalism conference June 24-27, which will draw hundred of journalists and real estate industry speakers to Florida. NAREE’s prestigious journalism competition is open to reporters, columnists, editors and freelancers covering commercial and residential real estate and home and design. Enter by mail or online by March 1, 2015, for work published or aired in 2014. Entry forms and more information are available on www.NAREE.org

Event: Reporting on Disability Issues: A Webinar with Former Minneapolis Star Tribune Editor Tim McGuire
When: March 3, 2015, 3:00pm
Where: Online
Arizona State University journalism professor Tim McGuire will share lessons from his new memoir on living with a physical disability and raising a child with Down syndrome during a webinar hosted by the National Center on Disability and Journalism. McGuire, the Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will lead a talk with professional journalists and students from across the country during a free webinar Tuesday, March 3 at 3 p.m. PST. McGuire is an advisory board member of the NCDJ, a national organization providing resources for journalists covering people with disabilities. For more information on the webinar.

Event: Free Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists
When: March 4, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm
Where: Washington D.C.
The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists is pleased to present a special free one-day seminar on March 4, 2015 in Washington DC. Faculty scheduled to present include Wharton Professor of Healthcare Management and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Scott Harrington and Professor of Business Economic and Public Policy, Kent Smetters on “The Affordable Care Act” and “Financial Regulations” respectively. The sessions are complimentary but space is limited. 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.

Event: Brand journalism -- the fuzzy line between marketing, media and journalism (Webcast)
When: Wednesday March 4, 2015 from 1-2 p.m. EST
Where: Online
In this presentation, Kimberly Kayler, CPSM will provide an understanding of brand journalism and highlight what many organizations are doing related to becoming their own publishers. An overview of today’s marketing and storytelling will also be included as they are pertinent to today’s B2B sales, communications and brand journalism efforts. ASBPE members can register for free (membership in ASBPE is also free for qualified B2B editors, writers, freelancers, art directors, and designers) and non-members are $35. Register now or become an ASBPE member.

Event: The Stuff Your Editor Is Going to Change
When: March 6, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Bill Walsh, language-book author, Washington Post copy editor and three-decade veteran of newspaper journalism, offers a crash course in the most common grammar, usage, punctuation, capitalization and logic errors in journalists' writing. Registration is $5 for NPC members; $10 public: http://www.press.org/events/stuff-your-editor-going-change.

Event: Gorkana Connects with The Wall Street Journal Law Team
When: March 11, 2015, 6:00
Where: Dechert LLP 1095 Avenue of the Americas 28th Floor, New York, NY
Gorkana is pleased to be hosting an exclusive briefing with members of The Wall Street Journal Law Team on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in New York City. The Wall Street Journal is the leading international financial and business publication. First founded in 1889, it has steadily acquired the largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States, with nearly 2 million print readers and more than 1 million paid online subscribers. With its 34 Pulitzer Prize awards, it's considered the gold standard of journalism. Everyday, the journal covers various topics, from money and investing, to recently, sports, cultural pursuits, politics and current events. The Wall Street Journal legal coverage includes major trial and investigations, national legal issues and the law business. Some of the notable legal cases, trends and personalities of interest to business community also appear on the Law Blog, which has one lead writer and includes contributions from reporters from the law team and around the newspaper. If you would like to attend please click here to register for the event. Space is limited and will be first come, first served. We hope to see you there!