ASSORTED INTERSTING EVENTS

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Event: Finding Local Jobs Stories in BLS Data
When: July 10, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Finding Local Jobs Stories in BLS Data." Tami Luhby, senior writer for CNNMoney, leads the hourlong, interactive webinar on how to tease out local trends from Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Register at the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/xcUuty

Event: First Thursday Media Mixer July 2012
When: July 12, 2012, 6:00pm
Where: Aspen Social Club, 157 W. 47th St., New York, NY 10036
Hosted by Arik Hesseldahl, Spencer Ante, Jenna McKnight, and Beth Jinks.
In deference to the July 4th Holiday and the fact that everyone is likely to be on vacation, we're holding this month's First Thursday on the Second Thursday. We do that from time to time and it made sense this month. Also this month we return to the Aspen Social Club which has been a recurring and always excellent First Thursday venue during the years.
As you will remember from prior First Thursday events, the agenda is simple: There isn't one other that you join for the purpose of mingling with other professionals from the New York media community to talk shop over drinks. We hope to see you there. For an invite, email arik@arik.org

Event: Reporting on Cyber Security
When: July 13, 2012, 9:00am – 11:30am
Where: Washington, D.C.
American companies large and small are being targeted by cyber-criminals looking to empty bank accounts, steal manufacturing plans or hijack valuable intellectual property. Government and academia are increasingly valuable targets for foreign intelligence collectors. State actors, cyber-terrorists and hacktivists put our networks at risk. Journalists can learn to understand the risks and their implications in this free, half-day workshop, which includes plenty of time for Q&A. The deadline to register is 5:00 PM EST July 12, 2012. For information and to register, visit www.nationalpress.org. This free program for journalists and others is presented by the National Press Foundation, The Center on Congress at Indiana University, and POLITICO. Sponsored by the NPF Programs Fund.

Event: Journalism Bootcamp: Get your career in shape
When: July 14, 2012, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Where: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
The Press Club's Bootcamp is an intense, one-day immersion in everything you need to know to find your next job or help do the one you have better. Improve your search, enhance your networking skills and navigate the increasingly complex world of social media. You can also polish your resume and pick up tips on data-powered reporting. Presented by the NPC Journalism Institute.
Speakers to include: Jeanne Fox-Alston, who was chief recruiter for Washington Post for 25 years before going to the Newspaper Association of America; Nancy Mitchell, “The Etiquette Advocate”; Matt Stiles, Data Journalist at NPR; Natalie Vernon of Politics & Elections at Google; Kevin Goldberg, lawyer, expert in media law at Heald & Hildreth; Polly Wood, team leader for special projects at Reputation.com
Space is limited, so sign up now. Cost is $15 for National Press Club members, $40 for nonmembers. NPC members should login to get the discount code. http://press.org/events/journalism-bootcamp-thriving-changing-industry. For more information on this event, please contact Nicole Hoffman at professionaldevelopment@press.org

Event: SABEW Investigative Reporting Workshops
When: July 13 & 19, 2012
Where: The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City and Rotman School of Management, Toronto
Learn the skills you need to be a better investigative journalist at one of two investigative reporting workshops July 13 in Oklahoma City and July 19 in Toronto presented by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
The all-day programs will focus on what it takes to produce a successful investigative endeavor from start to finish — the Oklahoma City event will have an emphasis on coverage of the energy industry — from several top performers in business news media. Both are sponsored by SABEW with special funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
Brian Grow of Reuters, Margot Habiby of Bloomberg, Angel Gonzales of Dow Jones Newswires, Phillip O’Connor of The Oklahoman and Elizabeth Souder of The Dallas Morning News will be among journalists featured at the “Drilling Deep” workshop Friday, July 13, at The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City.
Andy Hall, renowned reporter and architect of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica and Pulitzer finalist Chris Adams, who is part of the investigative team at McClatchy Newspapers in Washington, D.C., will be among journalists who will speak at the “Drilling Deep” workshop Thursday, July 19, at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto.
For each workshop, admission is free for SABEW members. Non-members pay $35 per workshop, for which they will receive a one-year individual SABEW membership valued at $55. Register for the Oklahoma City workshop at http://sabewokcity2012.eventbrite.com. Register for the Toronto workshop at http://sabewtoronto2012.eventbrite.com. For a program schedule, complete list of speakers, hotel information and more on the workshops, visit http://sabew.org.
The workshops are among a total of four to be conducted this year -- the others will be in Tampa, Fla., and San Francisco -- through a SABEW grant from the Ethics and Ethics in Journalism Foundation. The foundation, based in Oklahoma City, made a $25,000 award as part of a series of grants to 19 journalism organizations nationwide.

Event: New York Financial Writers Association: Hacks vs. Flacks Softball Game
When: July 15, 2012
Where: Great Lawn Softball Field, Central Park, New York, NY
The annual New York Financial Writers Association Hacks vs. Flacks softball game and picnic that pits business reporters versus public relations professionals is moving from the hectic month of June to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer to entice and amuse all the staycation New Yorkers and all others from surrounding environs to Central Park. Field number #4 on the oval, in the Great Lawn. 2-4 PM. No talent required and often discouraged. Central Park closes its fields when it rains. There is no raindate. To check on the status of the field, call 212-628-1036. ext. 806. In 2011, the Flacks avenged the previous year’s loss with a thumping 16-7 win over the Hacks. Join a side and join in. All invited. RSVP: nyfwa@aol.com

Event: Deadline Club Workshop: Strategies for getting public records
When: July 19, 2012, 6:30pm
Where: The New York Newspaper Guild, 1501 Broadway, Suite 708
Feeling at a loss when it comes to Freedom of Information requests? Then make sure to attend this special session on strategies for acquiring public records by Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Trainer Michael Morisy, the co-founder of MuckRock.com, a tool that allows anyone to submit a FOIA request without licking a stamp, which is funded in part by the Sunlight Foundation. Light refreshments will be served. FREE for Deadline Club members, and $10 for non-members. Buy tickets or RSVP at our website, www.deadlineclub.org. Although members attend free, you should still reserve your spot because seating is limited.

Event: Get PR Smart: Use Drupal Like a Pro
When: July 20, 2012, 9:00am – 10:30am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
Use Drupal Like a Pro – Tips and tactics for communication and government relations professionals who manage a Drupal website. Is your organization using Drupal to its full potential? Are you being asked to be your own IT department? This session provides tricks and tactics for taking your skills with Washington’s leading content management system to the next level – tailored especially for those who are not professional website developers. The fee is $35 for NPC members and $45 for non-NPC members. The "Get PR Smart" series is sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Adfero Group. Register at http://www.press.org/events/get-pr-smart-use-drupal-pro

Event: Political Convention Boot Camp
When: July 23, 2012, 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
The Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions are around the corner. Get ready with a panel discussion featuring the press gallery leaders who oversee credentialing and access, and then get tips and war stories from three veteran journalists. From 9:30-10:00, Jerry Gallegos and Joe Keenan of the House and Senate press galleries will cover logistics and take questions. From 10:00-11:00, get coverage tips from Rick Dunham, Washington bureau chief of the Houston Chronicle; Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post; and Darlene Superville, political desk supervisor for The Associated Press. This program is free and presented by the Regional Reporters Association and the National Press Club's Journalism Institute and the club's Professional Development Committee. The program will be held in the Bloomberg Room. RSVP to professionaldevelopment@press.org

Event: Ready, Set, Go: Preparing to Cover DNC 2012
When: July 28, 2012, 8:30am – 4:00pm
Where: Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte chapter of SPJ (the Society of Professional Journalists) has organized a Saturday seminar on July 28 with experienced reporters, academics and insiders to help journalists prepare for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. The seminar will be held at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th Street.
Speakers include Charles Bierbauer of the University of South Carolina, Rob Christensen of the Raleigh News & Observer, Michael Bitzer of Catawba College, Susan Stabley of the Charlotte Business Journal and more.
To register, visit www.coverdnc.eventbrite.com. Students and SPJ members pay $15, and non-members pay $25. That helps us cover lunch and space at UNC Charlotte Center City. A walking tour of uptown Charlotte is part of the plan, followed by informal beverages after the event.
For the full agenda, see the Charlotte Society of Professional Journalists' site

Event: Abe Fellowship for Journalists
When: September 15, 2012 (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.

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