ASSORTED INTERESTING EVENTS

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Event: McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute (SRI) on Immigration Reform
When: August 5, 2013 (deadline)
Where: University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas at El Paso’s Borderzine, Reporting Across Fronteras invites journalists to attend its first McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute (SRI) on Immigration Reform the last weekend in September. The goal is for visiting journalists to acquire the reporting tools and a substantive understanding of immigration policy and research to write compelling, nuanced and well-researched stories about the human face of immigration in their communities. Participants will connect with immigration experts and policymakers and analyze national immigration demographics. They will also hear experiences and examples from border analysts and journalists including Alfredo Corchado, Dallas Morning News Mexico bureau chief; Angela Kocherga, Belo KVUE border bureau chief; Paul Overberg, USA Today database editor; D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center senior writer; and Sandra Rodriguez Nieto, El Diario reporter.
Fifteen journalists will be selected for this intense three-day training. The institute will convene on Thursday evening, Sept. 26, with a welcoming ceremony. The three-day workshop will begin early Friday morning and conclude at noon Sunday, Sept. 29. The Robert R. McCormick Foundation will provide funding for tuition, housing, food and transportation. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 5. To apply, visit immigrationinstitute2013.borderzine.com/apply-now. For more information, visit immigrationreportingworkshop2013.borderzine.com, email zarocha@utep.edu or call 575-642-2124.

Event: AAJA Freelance Writing Workshop
When: August 21, 2013, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: CUNY Journalism School, 219 W 40th St New York, NY 10018
The Asian American Journalists Association and CUNY Journalism School is hosting a daylong workshop on freelance writing. Develop the connections, skills and strategies you need to build a successful
freelance career. Hear from other writers about how they’ve made it work. Meet top editors from the New York Times, Working Mother, Quartz, Fortune and more and learn about the pitches they like to
receive. For more information, click here: http://www.aaja.org/buildfree/

Event: AAJA NYU Digital Business Bootcamp
When: August 21, 2013, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: New York University
This all-day workshop will help journalists understand the business side of journalism in order to be better managers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Attendees will learn business basics including business strategy, branding, content, paywalls, marketing, entrepreneurial skills and intelligent risk-taking, as well as statistics about the biggest trends and an opportunity to connect with others who have gone down the entrepreneurial path.
For information on the course outline, moderators and speakers and more, visit www.aaja.org/bootcamp
The workshop costs $55/person, students get a $10 discount and anyone can attend, not just AAJA members. To reserve you spot in this workshop, click here

Event: Covering Your Local Economy
When: August 21, 2013
Where: New York, NY
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the business journalism workshop, "Covering Your Local Economy," which precedes the Asian American Journalists Association Convention in New York. Presented by NPR’s Marilyn Geewax and freelancer Meena Thiruvengadam, this half-day training will equip you with the story ideas and skills you need to tackle economic stories on any beat. Details: http://bit.ly/19l55de

Event: The Business of Me
When: August 24, 2013
Where: Anaheim, CA
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the business journalism workshop, "The Business of Me," which precedes the Excellence in Journalism Conference in Anaheim. Presented by Twitter’s Mark S. Luckie, this half-day training will help you identify and pitch your business idea, as well as brand and market yourself. Details: http://bit.ly/11WcnKV

Event: The Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Front Page Awards
When: September 6, 2013 (deadline)
Where: New York, NY
The Newswomen's Club of New York is accepting entries for the 2013 Front Page Awards, to be presented at a black tie gala November 14. The Front Page Awards, established in 1937-1938, are one of the few awards in the world that expressly recognizes journalistic excellence by newswomen. The contest this year will honor female journalists in 45 categories, spanning online, television, radio, newspapers, wires, photography and magazines. For more details visit http://www.newswomensclubnewyork.com/ or email newswomensclub@verizon.net

Event: Abe Fellowship for Journalists
When: September 15, 2013 (deadline)
Where: Online
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Fellows are expected to produce an analytical article or feature story that will inform public debate or a policy community one of the following topics:
1) Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches to Security and Diplomacy
2) Global and Regional Economic Issues
3) Social and Cultural Issues
For information on eligibility criteria or to apply, please visit us at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship-for-journalists/. Contact SSRC staff at abe@ssrc.org with any questions or concerns.

Event: Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story
When: September 28, 2013
Where: Madison, WI
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, "Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story," at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Award-winning professors Alec Klein of Northwestern University and Chris Roush of the University of North Carolina lead this daylong training, which focuses on identifying and developing local investigative business stories. Register at the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/16B86li