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Event: Freelancers at Risk: Photojournalism and the Call for Global Safety Standards
When: April 23, 2015, 9:00-12:15 p.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
In light of the increasing brutality against journalists overseas, the Investigative Reporting Workshop, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Committee to Protect Journalists will present a frank conversation about standards for hiring and protecting freelance journalists working in war zones. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, David Rohde, formerly with the New York Times and now with Reuters, will moderate the first panel, “Freelance Photographers.” He was kidnapped and held for seven months in Taliban captivity in Afghanistan before his escape in 2009. Charles Sennott, co-founder of GlobalPost, one of the publications for which James Foley was working when he was taken hostage in Syria, will moderate the second panel, “Implementing the Guidelines.” $5 NPC members; $10 public: bit.ly/1CHxYZN.

Event: 2015 Northwest Travel Writers Conference
When: April 26-27
Where: Sunriver Resort, Sunriver Oregon
The Northwest is one of the hottest travel markets in North America, known for adventure, nature and vibrant cultural and culinary scenes. Brimming with story potential, it's a freelance writer's dream. Northwest Travel Writes Conference gives freelance writers access to editors and destination marketers from around the Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Montana, British Columbia and Alaska. $125 registration includes editors panel, presenters, workshops, regional travel & tourism exhibitors, a networking mixer, and conference food and beverages. You'll connect with industry professionals who can introduce you to travel and tourism markets—Northwest-style. The Editors Panel includes editors from Seattle Magazine, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Sip Northwest, and Northwest Travel & Life. Workshops Intensives include: Develop Your Unique Writer’s Brand and Voice, Earn a Full-time Living as a Freelance Writer, Get Serious about Writing Your Nonfiction Book, Create Killer Pitches for Editors Near and Far, Promote Your Freelance Brand with Social Media, and Tune Up Your Travel Writing. Register at: www.travelwritersconference.com and Follow Us on Twitter: @TravelWordsConf.

Event: The National Press Club Spring Freelance Workshop
When: May 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Zenger Room, National Press Club, Washington D.C.
Come hear how to transition into freelancing and keep the assignments coming at the Spring Freelance Workshop, May 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Zenger Room at the National Press Club. Co-sponsored by the National Press Club's Freelance Committee and the Washington chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, the workshop comprises two panels. The first panel focuses on how to transition to freelancing from a full-time job. Three full-time freelancers will describe how they made the switch, including the highs and lows of the freelance life. The panel will be moderated by Tam Harbert, chair of the Freelance Committee and a full-time freelancer specializing in business and technology. The second panel, on how to keep your business pipeline full, will feature two freelancers and a business development coach. It will be moderated by Stephenie Overman, who has covered workplace and health issues for 20 years as a freelancer. She is a member of the NPC Freelance Committee and co-coordinator of SPJ’s Washington freelance group. To sign up please go to http://www.press.org/events/spring-freelance-workshop-0.

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