ASSORTED INTERSTING EVENTS

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Event: Paul Miller Fellowship
When: September 2012-June 2013 (JUNE 11 DEADLINE)
Where: Washington, D.C.
Apply now for the National Press Foundation’s signature Washington education program for DC-based journalists. Through nine, daylong seminars – once a month, from September through June -- this fellowship program provides a primer on Washington agencies, institutions and organizations, while delivering fresh sources, story ideas and unparalleled opportunities to get to know and learn from other journalists and on-the-record access to officials, experts and seasoned journalists. Applications are encouraged from journalists who have been based in Washington for less than two years, regardless of platform or experience. This may include international journalists based in Washington, DC. Application deadline is 5:00 PM EST June 11, 2012. Underwritten by the Gannett Foundation, with proceeds from endowment grants from the Freedom Forum and the Lawrence B. Taishoff Foundation and by the NPF Program Fund.

Event: Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame Dinner
When: June 12, 2012
Where: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
The Washington, D.C., Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is holding its annual Hall of Fame dinner on June 12 at the National Press Club in D.C. This year's Hall of Fame inductees are Sander Vanocur, Carl Kasell, Ruth Marcus and Brian Lamb.
Carol Y. Dudley of Howard University School of Communications will receive the Distinguished Service Award. Tickets are $80 for members of our chapter, $110 for others. Chapter members also can buy a second ticket for $80. Checks made out to SPJ D.C. should be sent to:
Andy Schotz
SPJ Dinner Chairman
615 Bentley Court
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Event: Learn the Secrets of the Freedom of Information Act
When: June 12, 2012, 9:30 AM
Where: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room
Learn the secrets of the Freedom of Information Act, the invaluable reporting tool that too many journalists ignore. Through FOIA requests, appeals and even litigation, reporters and other professionals can extract invaluable documents from the federal government and uncover great stories that have never been told. Join three FOIA experts in a lively, practical-oriented discussion about filing effective requests, negotiating with government gatekeepers, finding likely sources and turning the law into your sword. The class is free for members, $10 for non-members, but space is limited so you must reserve. To RSVP, please e-mail professionaldevelopment@press.org for more information, go to http://www.press.org/events/learn-secrets-freedom-information-act

Event: Social Media Trends for Social Media Managers
When: June 12, 2012, 12:00 PM
Where: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room
Have you heard about ambient social recommendation apps? What about the latest social discovery tools? In this essential workshop for social media managers, we're going to highlight the most important trends in networks, analytics and apps, and we'll look at several case studies highlighting how brands are using – and in some cases, abusing – social media. This session is being taught by Amy Webb, lead trendspotter and CEO of Webbmedia Group. PLEASE NOTE: This class is intended for experienced social media managers. If you're brand-new to Twitter or haven't heard of Pinterest, it's best to skip this workshop. This class is $62.50 for members, $125 for non-members. To register, please go to http://www.press.org/events/social-media-trends-social-media-managers

Event: Newswomen’s Club of New York – Columnist Panel
When: June 13, 2012, 6:45pm – 8:45pm
Where: NYC Seminar and Conference Center, 71 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor, Manhattan
Join the Newswomen’s Club of New York for a fascinating discussion with columnists Jim Dwyer of The New York Times, Anne Kadet of SmartMoney magazine and The Wall Street Journal, and Linda Stasi of The New York Post. Find out how they became columnists, where they get their ideas, how they respond to their readers, the impact of social media on their work and more. Ask about their favorite columns, their most controversial columns, the column that had the most impact. For two hours they will tell their stories and answer your questions. Frances McMorris, editor-in-chief of On Wall Street magazine, will moderate.
RSVP: $8 for club members and students; $15 for non-members. Visit www.newswomensclubnewyork.com/events to pay and reserve your spot.

Event: Building a Community and Building Your Brand on Twitter
When: June 14, 2012, 9:00 AM
Where: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room
Too many journalists view Twitter as a place where people write about what they ate for lunch or the latest sports scores. Twitter has become a valuable tool for reporters, both for reporting on breaking news events and for creating an online community. Hearst Newspapers Washington bureau chief Rick Dunham (@rickdunham, @TxPotomac) will teach this free class providing tips on how to use Twitter to build a community around yourself, your news outlet and the issues you cover. Space is limited. To RSVP, please e-mail professionaldevelopment@press.org

Event: South Asian Journalists Association Annual Awards Dinner and Gala
When: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 6:00 PM
Where: The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
The South Asian Journalists Association’s annual awards dinner and gala will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 14. Get your discounted tickets today.
Rates until June 1, 2012: $75 for Student Members, $100 for Members, and $125 for Non-Members
Rates from June 2-July 3, 2012: $75 for Student Members, $125 for Members, and $150 for Non-Members
Corporate tables: $1,500 for 10 tickets
Tickets are only available until July 3, 2012! There will be no onsite registration, so secure your seats today. Both meat and vegetarian options will be available; please indicate your choice upon registration.
Register at www.saja.org

Event: Morningstar Investment Conference
When: June 20 - June 22, 2012
Where: McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
Morningstar, Inc., a provider of independent investment research, is hosting its 24th annual investment conference for financial advisors.
This year’s keynote speakers are Michael Hasenstab, senior vice president of Franklin Templeton’s Fixed Income Group, who will speak on June 20; George Gatch, CEO of Investment Management, Americas for J.P. Morgan Asset Management, who will address attendees on June 21; Jeremy Grantham, chief investment strategist for GMO; and William James Adams, Arthur F. Thurnau professor of economics at the University of Michigan and an expert on European economies, both scheduled to speak on June 22.
Other scheduled general session speakers include Susan Byrne, founder and chairman, Westwood Holdings; Will Danoff, portfolio manager, Fidelity Investments; Dan Fuss, vice chairman, Loomis, Sayles & Co.; Penny Foley, managing director, TCW; Mark Kiesel, managing director, PIMCO; Brian Rogers, chairman, T. Rowe Price; Meggan Walsh, senior portfolio manager, Invesco; Steve Walsh, chief investment officer, Western Asset Management; and Don Yacktman, president and co-chief investment officer, The Yacktman Fund.
The Morningstar Investment Conference costs $795 per person, which includes two breakfasts, luncheons, and receptions. To register for the conference, advisors may call toll free at 866-839-9729. More information about the Morningstar Investment Conference, including the full agenda, hotel accommodations, attendee registration, and continuing-education credits, is available at http://www.morningstaradvisor.com/MIC2012. Conference updates are also available on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/MStarAdvisor or through the conference hashtag: #MIC2012.
Full-time members of the news media may receive complimentary registration to the Morningstar Investment Conference. If you are a member of the media and want to register for the conference, visit: http://global.morningstar.com/mediaregistration or call Shawn Malayter at 312-696-6050.

Event: Get PR Smart: How Pinterest and Google+ Could Help Brand Your Cause
When: June 22, 2012, 9:00 AM
Where: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room
Emerging social media platforms like Pinterest and Google+ can help you reach your target demographic and connect with the lifestyle associated with your brand or organization. This session provides a primer on the ways you can use these new tools to share your organization’s core values, news, and story. This class if $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Register at http://www.press.org/events/get-pr-smart-how-pinterest-and-google-could-...

Event: Data-Powered Journalism Series: Excel-ing at Data
When: June 25, 2012, 9:00 AM
Where: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room
Using powerful spreadsheet tools like pivot tables can give you the advantage of knowledge. Want to take the smug press secretary down a notch? With a few clicks of the mouse and a spreadsheet, you can show him that you know more about the subject than him or his boss. It’s not that easy, of course, but this advanced Excel class will help you get a leg up on your sources. The sessions will be taught by David Donald, data editor at the Center for Public Integrity, and former training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. Participation requires completing the introduction to Excel class, or demonstrated ability with Excel, at the discretion of the instructor. This class is $5 for members, $25 for non-members. To register, please go to http://www.press.org/events/data-powered-journalism-series-excel-ing-data

Event: Economics 101
When: June 26-28, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Economics 101." Marilyn Geewax, senior business editor for NPR's National Desk, leads the three-day webinar's hourlong sessions on economics basics, including information on the recession, unemployment rates and housing foreclosures. Register at the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/vCUOSb

Event: Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists: “Buzz, Engagement & Connectivity”
When: June 27, 2012 (Registration deadline: June 20, 2012)
Where: Wharton | San Francisco, 2 Harrison Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Through intensive lectures and hands-on exercises, the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, help reporters gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues. This one-day program will feature Wharton Professors Kevin Werbach and Jonah Berger on “Gamification” and ““The ‘Most E-Mailed’ List: Virality, Word-of-Mouth & Buzz” respectively. The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, now in its 44th year, offers participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their exposure to leading experts and broaden their perspectives in a stimulating environment. This program is free of charge and open to a limited number of journalists. Applications are open to those employed as a print, broadcast, or online business journalist for legitimate media companies.
Registration is required to attend this free Seminar. Visit the Seminar application
For complete information on the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu/journalists or contact Peter Winicov, Senior Associate Director, Wharton Communications at +1 (215) 746 6471 or communications@wharton.upenn.edu