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Event: Freelance Writers Meetup – Free Beer and Good Times!
When: August 7, 2012, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: 121 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
We're stepping outside of our usual monthly format for a little summer fun. Join us for free beer (Yuengling and Bud Light) and great company at our summer happy hour. The festivities will take place at 121 Fulton Street, a gastropub in the Financial District. It's located between between Nassau and Dutch Street (on Fulton, of course).
Drinks are compliments of the establishment; they're just excited to see our shining faces! Come in, have a drink, and meet other freelance writers from New York. Looking forward to seeing you! Make sure you arrive on time at 6PM. Beer flows free from then to 7PM. The party will continue on, but after that, drinks are no longer on the house. So, if you're coming to get your drink on, be prompt!
For more information and to RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/freelancewriters/events/73095982/

Event: Telling Great Stories with Diana B. Henriques
When: August 13, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Telling Great Stories." Best-selling author and longtime financial writer of The New York Times, Diana B. Henriques, offers storytelling tips to strengthen your writing and infuse your reporting. Register at the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/xCOx8g

Event: The Deadline Club's FREE Midsummer Mixer
When: August 14, 2012, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Mad46, the rooftop bar of the Roosevelt Hotel, at the corner of Madison and 46th Street
Mingle with fellow journalists at the Deadline Club’s free summer networking mixer on Tuesday, August 14, 6-8 pm—rain or shine—at the Roosevelt Hotel’s trendy mad46 rooftop bar with indoor and outdoor lounges. Enjoy the beautiful view, delicious complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshing drinks (cash bar). Entrance on 46th St. at Madison Ave. Mention “Deadline Club” and find us at the terrace’s SW corner. Although the event is free, space is limited. Please RSVP before 4 p.m. on August 14 to reserve your spot. RSVP: http://deadlinemidsummermixer.eventbrite.com/. To learn more about The Deadline Club, go to www.deadlineclub.org

Event: Society for Features Journalism Annual Conference
When: August 22 – 25, 2012
Where: University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, College Park
The Society for Features Journalism conference gathers features editors and reporters from across the U.S. to celebrate features journalism and discuss its role in an ever-changing industry. It's a great way to connect and network with other journalists in the field. Some of the highlights of this year's conference include a panel featuring White House photographers, a panel on ethics and time management in the digital age, and a group trip to the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Plus, our popular Show & Steal sessions will give editors plenty of story ideas to take home with them.
For more information, visit: http://featuresjournalism.org/conference/2012conference-schedule/
Registration details: http://featuresjournalism.org/2012/05/16/sfj-2012-conference-registratio...

Event: MNI Seminar in Hong Kong featuring Chicago Fed President Charles Evans
When: August 27, 2012, 5:30pm
Where: The Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43/F, Gloucester Tower The Landmark, 16 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
MNI is holding a public seminar with Charles Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. Evans will discuss the Fed’s outlook for the US economy and monetary policy before opening the floor to attendee questions. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. To register, RSVP by August 15 to MNI’s Marketing Manager, Lauren Hand, at 212-669-6458 or lhand@marketnews.com

Event: Finding Local Economic Stories in Census Data with USA Today's Paul Overberg
When: August 28, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Finding Local Economic Stories in Census Data." Paul Overberg, database editor for USA Today, offers proven techniques for gathering Census data and analyzing it for local economic stories. Register at the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/NoWGoh

Event: Call for Entries: The Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Awards
When: September 7, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Online
The Newswomen's Club of New York honors excellence in journalism each year through its Front Page Awards. We call for entries from newswomen in the New York metropolitan area working in print, television, radio, wires, and online media as reporters, photographers, columnists, producers, and videographers. The Front Page Awards also recognize Reporter of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. Winners will be honored at an annual black tie gala November 15.
All 2012 contest entries must have been published, issued, broadcast or e-published between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. Entries must be postmarked no later than September 7, 2012. The fee is still only $100 per entry. Information on how to enter can be found at: www.newswomensclubnewyork.com/how-to-enter/