ASSORTED INTERESTING EVENTS

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Event: Getting the Goods – Interviews that Work
When: May 8-9, 2013
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free, two-day webinar, “Getting the Goods – Interviews that Work,” with Pulitzer-winner Jacqui Banaszynski. A renowned journalism instructor and Knight Chair at the University of Missouri, Banaszynski will provide tips for effective interviews that lead to great reporting and stronger storytelling. Attend either one-hour session each day at noon or 4 p.m. ET. For more information, please visit the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/SUWNA4

Event: 2013 APME Journalism Excellence Awards
When: May 15, 2013 (deadline)
Where: Online
The 2013 APME Journalism Excellence Awards honor superior journalism and innovation among newspapers, radio, television and online news sites across the United States and Canada. The awards seek to promote excellence by recognizing work that is well-written and incisively reported. There are four changes this year: The Digitial Storytelling category will take a more feature approach to multimedia storytelling. The Public Service Award now carries a $1,500 prize for the Overall Winner of the three divisions, as awarded by the APME Foundation. There are also more clear definitions in the Innovator of the Year categories. And the First Amendment Awards will offer a $1,000 prize for the overall winner in the Sweepstakes Award. It is now named the Tom Curley Sweepstakes Award in honor of the retired president of The Associated Press who championed these rights. The award is sponsored by the APME Foundation.
Four of the categories offer monetary awards: the Seventh Annual Innovator of the Year Award for newspapers, the Public Service Awards, the Fourth Annual Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and the First Amendment Awards. All awards are presented for journalism published or launched between July 1, 2012, and April 30, 2013. The deadline for entries is May 15, 2013. The entry fees are $75 for APME member and $100 per entry for non-members. To see if you are an APME member click here to login. If your newspaper is not listed, enroll as a member now or renew and receive many valuable benefits of membership, including reduced fees to attend the annual conference and to submit your quality work for consideration for an APME Journalism Excellence Award.
The awards will be presented at the APME annual conference October 28-30 in Indianapolis, and are linked on the APME website. The finalists of the newspaper Innovator of the Year will present at the conference, and the winner will be selected by conference attendees. Nominations are received online only. The contest site is at https://www.omnicontests4.com/?comp_id=1054. The first step is signing up as an "entrant" at the APME contest site. Please keep your entrant username and password. You will need it to submit entries and return to the site to edit or add more entries before submitting them for judging. Submit all entries before accessing the payment page to check out. For more information, contact Sally Jacobsen at sjacobsen@ap.org or Paula Sterling at psterling@ap.org at Associated Press. 212-621-1838 or 212-621-1982.

Event: The Deadline Club Annual Awards Dinner: Gerard Baker of The Wall Street Journal to Headline
When: May 16, 2013, 6:30pm Reception, 7:30pm Awards Dinner
Where: The Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY
The Deadline Club is pleased to announce that Gerard Baker will headline the Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria on Thursday, May 16. Baker, a veteran English newsman, is the newly-appointed Editor-in-Chief of Dow Jones Newswires and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal. The winners of the club’s annual awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments in journalism will be announced at this event, where they will each receive a “Rube,” the club’s distinctive statuette designed by the American artist Rube Goldberg. Finalists in the 2013 contest will be announced at the beginning of April on the club’s website, www.deadlineclub.org. Ticket prices will rise after 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. After that date, individual tickets will rise by $30 and a table of 10 will rise by $300. Tickets will remain on sale until the event, based on availability. For information and to order tickets click here or email awards.reservations@deadlineclub.org

Event: Shell Companies and Fraud: An Investigative Primer
When: May 21, 2013
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free webinar, “Shell Companies and Fraud: An Investigative Primer,” with Loeb Award winner and freelance investigative journalist Kelly Carr. This one-hour training offers an introduction to shell companies and best practices for identifying corrupt businesses in your community. Attend either one-hour session at noon or 4 p.m. ET. For more information, please visit the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/17VqQNR

Event: Apply: Journalism & Women Symposium 2013 CAMP Fellowship
When: June 1, 2013 (deadline)
Where: Essex, VT
The Journalism & Women Symposium invites early-career, female journalists to apply for the 2013 CAMP Fellowship. Fellowships will cover registration for the 2013 JAWS Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) in Essex, Vermont, from Oct. 25 – 27. Fellows will also receive a one-year JAWS membership and a stipend for travel and lodging. JAWS CAMP is for female journalists of all ages and focuses on strengthening core journalism skills, building personal brands and careers, developing strategies for success in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape, and improving the status of women in journalism. Participants at this year's CAMP will enjoy a dynamic experience filled with inspiring speakers (including NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson), motivating career development sessions, and rewarding networking and mentoring opportunities.
Fellowship applicants are asked to submit a one-page résumé, two published clips, a personal statement (300 words or less) on why she wants to attend CAMP and what she hopes to contribute, and one letter of recommendation. Please send all application materials via Email to jawsfellows@gmail.com. For more information on fellowships, please visit the JAWS website (http://www.jaws.org/jaws-events/fellowships/) or contact Fellowship Chair Jessica Rettig at jessicarettig87@gmail.com. For CAMP updates, visit www.jaws.org or follow JAWS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/womenjournos