ASSORTED INTERESTING EVENTS

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Event: Gorkana Connect with re/code
When: April 1, 2015, 6:00p.m.
Where: Helen Mills Event Space at 137-139 West 26th Street, New York, NY
Gorkana is pleased to be hosting an exclusive briefing with re/code on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in New York City. Re/code is an independent tech news, reviews and analysis site, from the most informed and respected journalists in technology and media. Because everything in tech and media is constantly being rethought, refreshed, and renewed, Re/code’s aim is to re-imagine tech journalism. 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: Deadline Club Scholarships
When: Friday, April 3, 11:59 p.m. (Deadline)
Where: Online, New York City
Apply now for a scholarship from the Deadline Club — the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists — and its charitable arm. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in journalism or journalism-oriented communications programs in the New York metropolitan area. As many as four merit-based scholarships of $2,500 each will be available, depending on finances. All applications, including supporting materials, such as samples of work and letters of recommendation, must be submitted to the scholarship website by April 3. For complete eligibility rules, or to submit an online application, go to the scholarship entry website.

Event: Build a win-win bond between B2B editors and freelancers (Webcast)
When: Wednesday April 8, 2015 from 1-2 p.m. EDT
Where: Online
Does your publication not sign contracts with its freelance contributors? It should! In this webcast, Katerina Duarte, a Manhattan attorney who represents freelance creative people, will explain the risks for both the freelance contributor and the client publication. 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: Dark Arts of Sourcing
When: Tues., April 14th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Perfect Pint, 123 West 45th Street (between 6th/Broadway)
Join senior reporters from the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg LP in a discussion about how source nurturing and a nose for anomalies can lead to big scoops. Among the topics we’ll discuss: how to get people to trust you, the importance of meeting in person, using social media to track people down, which formats to use for private communication, the do’s and don’ts of trading information and how to work a conference setting for new contacts. This event is only open to NYFWA members in good standing. Non-NYFWA members, $15 each to attend. Guests may attend the event for $15 each, payable at the door. There is an elevator at this location for anyone unable to make it up the stairs. If you need to use the elevator, inform the hostess -but only do so if you really need it. RSVP: contact@nyfwa.org

Event: SPJ Northeast Regional Conference
When: Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18
Where: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Lance Ulanoff, editor-at-large at Mashable, will be the keynote speaker at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 Conference April 17-18 at Hofstra University. This two-day networking and professional development event will kick off with panel discussions and sessions followed by an opening-night reception at 5:30 p.m. at the top of the Hofstra Library. The conference will continue all day Saturday with a continental breakfast, morning and afternoon panels and resume critiques. The Press Club of Long Island, which is hosting the event, is offering early-bird registration rates through Wednesday, April 1 and will accept on-site registrations at regular price starting at 11:30 a.m. on April 17. Ulanoff, a Hofstra alumnus, will speak at the Saturday lunch, which will feature a fundraising auction and the presentation of SPJ’s Mark of Excellence student journalism awards. For details on the panels, hotel options, directions and other information, please visit SPJR1C.org or PCLI.org.

Event: The rise of native content: How to make it work for your B2B publication without sacrificing your ethics (Webcast)
When: Wednesday May 13, 2015 from 1-2 p.m. EDT
Where: Online
Webcast panelists: Is native content forcing you to sacrifice your B2B publication’s ethics? Is your sales team putting pressure on your editors? Join ASBPE on Wednesday, May 13 for a webcast featuring industry experts Joe Carbonara (Zoomba Group), Kayley Bogdan (CSP Business Media), Frank Kalman (Human Capital Media) and moderator Pete Wiltjer (Pete Wiltjer Marketing Group). 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: APME's NewsTrain workshop on social, video, data, enterprise + more
When: May 15-16
Where: University of Central Florida, Orlando
For just $75, get two days of cutting-edge training at APME's Orlando NewsTrain workshop. Sessions include maximizing social media for reporting and branding, shooting engaging video with your smartphone, developing data-driven enterprise stories, planning for breaking news in the digital age, unleashing your watchdog with beat mapping, and taking charge of your career by thinking like an entrepreneur. Check out diversity scholarships and discounted hotel rooms. More info and register at http://bit.ly/OrlandoNewsTrain.

Event: McGraw Fellowships for Business Journalism
When: May 15, 2015 (deadline)
Where: Online
Do you – or a reporter you know – have a great idea for an investigative or enterprise story on a business or economic topic, but few resources to get it done? If so, check out The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism designed to support ambitious coverage of critical issues related to U.S. economy and business. The McGraw Fellowships enable experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a significant 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. No residency is required; Fellows work from their own offices. 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. The deadline for Spring 2015 Fellowship applications is May 15, 2015. For further information, please go to www.mcgrawcenter.org or contact us at mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu