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Event: New Media, New Ethics?
When: April 14, 2012, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Where: 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY
Do old ethics apply to new media? Can journalists stay true to traditional media values in a new media world or do we need a new set of ethics to govern its use? Join the Newswomen's Club of New York as we explore this matter with an esteemed panel of experts.
Speakers:
Jessica Bennett is the executive editor of Tumblr. She was a senior writer and editor at Newsweek/The Daily Beast, where she covered social issues, web culture, and sex and gender. She also wrote for The Village Voice and The Boston Globe.
Randy Cohen wrote "The Ethicist" column for The New York Times Magazine from 1999 to 2011. Before that, he wrote for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" and "Late Night With David Letterman," where he was honored with three Emmys for his work.
Karen Wickre is the editorial director at Twitter. She previously worked at Google as its senior manager of global communications and public affairs; launching and editing their network of blogs was among her responsibilities during her nine-year tenure.
Cost: $8 members / $15 non-members / $8 Students
RSVP: visit www.newswomensclubnewyork.com/panels to reserve your spot and purchase your tickets.

Event: Ponzi Schemes and Other Flavors of Fraud in the 21st Century
When: April 17, 2012
Where: Pete’s Tavern, 18th and Irving Place, New York, NY
The April Drinks Night will feature Ken Springer, a former FBI fraud investigator, talking about how to uncover fraud. A Certified Fraud Examiner, he is president and founder of Corporate Resolutions, Inc, an investigative firm he founded in 1991 in New York City. A former special agent in the FBI, Springer has conducted business-related investigations and intelligence gathering for more than 30 years. While in the FBI, Springer worked on numerous internal and external bank frauds, wire frauds, Wall Street-related crimes, and other complex white-collar investigations. He is the author of Digging for Disclosure: Tactics for Protecting Your Firm's Assets from Swindlers, Scammers, and Imposters. Among the topics he’ll discuss or address in the Q&A are CEOs’ concern with fraud within their ranks, the implications of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, whistle blower protections in Dodd-Frank, and staying one step ahead of the crooks. These are elements of due diligence every journalist should know. Pete’s Tavern, 18th and Irving Place, 6-8 PM. Two free drinks for members and first-time guests. Everyone welcome.
RSVP: nyfwa@aol.com

Event: Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored
When: April 18, 2012, 9:00am – 6:30pm
Where: Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers / 20th Street at Westside Highway, New York, NY
A day of provocative thinking and meaningful, unexpected conversations. Participants from various industries share smart techniques and explore the next generation of innovative ideas that are transforming our world.
Speakers include:
Baratunde Thurston, Director of Digital, The Onion; Author; How To Be Black
Alexis Ohanian, Cofounder, Reddit
Tory Burch, Designer, Founder, Tory Burch Foundation
Paul English, Founder and CTO, Kayak.com
Bob Bowman, President and CEO, MLB Advanced Media
Noah Brier, Cofounder, Percolate
Kate Brodock, Chief Marketing Officer, Girls in Tech; Executive Director of Social and Digital Media, Syracuse University
*Complete speaker list online
Tickets: Regular Pass: $575. Buddy Pass: Buy 1 ticket at $575, get a 2nd for $475
www.NY.InnovationUncensored.com

Event: Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism
When: April 20, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Online
Did you write, report, produce, shoot, or create a powerful piece of journalism/media in 2011 about the lives of children, youth and families in the U.S.? If so, consider submitting this work to the 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, sponsored by the Journalism Center on Children & Families, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Winners in a dozen categories are awarded $1000 at a ceremony in D.C. in October and will also be considered for $5000 prizes from America's Promise Alliance. Check out the application and guidelines at www.journalismcenter.org. New this year: Youth Media category and combined Magazine/Non-Daily category.

Event: ASJA 41st Annual Writers Conference: Writing Boot Camp
When: April 27 – 28, 2012
Where: Roosevelt Hotel - 45 East 45th Street New York, NY 10017
The 41st Annual ASJA Writers Conference, with more than 60 workshops and panels, will break down industry barriers and bring a successful freelance career within your reach. The conference can help you uncover new income streams and ways to boost your bottom line. Learn how to market yourself to editors and agents. Gain access to professional, seasoned writers through numerous networking opportunities. See the latest information on publishing technology. Meet experts on topics ranging from social networking business strategies to craft, technology, breaking into new markets and more.
ASJA will award a limited number of scholarships to aspiring freelance nonfiction writers for this year's conference! Apply now!
Details and registration: www.asja.org/wc