ASSORTED INTERSTING EVENTS

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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: Tracking the Air Wars: Who Buys Campaign Airtime
When: August 15, 2012 9:30am – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
New rules at the Federal Communications Commission make data that's always been public about who is buying TV airtime during campaigns easier to access. Instead of having to visit the offices of every TV station to look at paper records, stations are starting to be required to provide electronic copies that the FCC is posting online. Kathy Kiely, managing editor of the Sunlight Foundation, will discuss how to find the reports, what is in them that you can't get from the Federal Election Commission, and what's not yet being posted online. This class is free. Register at http://www.press.org/events/air-wars

Event: Writing for the Web
When: August 17, 2012 9:30am – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
Writing for the web is not like writing for print or broadcast. It's definitely not a wire service, either. Learn tips to improve your web-writing skills and engage with your online community from Rick Dunham, a veteran Washington journalist who created and manages the Texas on the Potomac blog. The class is free for NPC members and $10 for non-members. Register at http://www.press.org/events/writing-web

Event: Write Tight: Shorten Your Story without Skimping on Facts
When: August 21, 2012 9:30am – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
It may seem counter-intuitive, but it's much more difficult to write a short news story, feature or web post than it is to write long. Learn ways you can shorten your stories without skimping on facts or style with Rick Dunham of the Washington bureau of Hearst Newspapers and the Houston Chronicle. This class will cover both print and web skills. The class is free for NPC members and $10 for non-members. Register at http://www.press.org/events/write-tight

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/

Event: Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Flagship Program - Accepting Applications
When: October 1, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Philadelphia, PA
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists will hold its flagship program October 21-24 with new faculty and several financial aid options. For over four decades the Seminars have helped journalists gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues via intensive lectures conducted by senior Wharton School faculty. The flagship program in October features sessions on financial statement analysis, executive compensation, innovation and global markets. Please note:
Applications are required and available here: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/journalists/apply.cfm
The agenda is here: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/journalists/files/2012_BJS_Philadelphia_Age... Application deadline: For paid applicants, Monday, October 1, 2012. Scholarship deadlines vary. Tuition, course materials and most meals are included with payment (early bird rate--$1,499) and scholarships. Travel assistance is available for some scholarships. Our most recent media alert is here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/1/prweb9119133.htm Each participant will receive a Wharton School Certificate of Completion. For complete information visit the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Web site or contact Peter Winicov, Senior Associate Director, Wharton Communications at +1-215-746-6471 or communications@wharton.upenn.edu