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The George Polk Awards: Covering Corruption in China

WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, wine & cheese reception 5:30 to 6:30 pm

WHERE: Kumble Theater, LIU, Brooklyn Campus, Flatbush Ave. (DeKalb & Willoughby)

Hear from our panel of winners of The George Polk Awards, who received the award for their coverage of criminality at the highest levels in China resulting in several major U.S. news outlets being hacked in retaliation, including the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal. Find out what it took for these reporters to get their stories.

David Barboza, NY Times, wrote series exposing the vast wealth accumulated by high officials, including the Prime Minister's family fortune.

Fan Wenxin, Bloomberg, covered scandal surrounding the murder of a British businessman by a high-placed Chinese leader.

Holly Williams, CBS News, reported on activist Chen Guangcheng who was punished for bringing to light government-forced abortions under China's one child policy.

Moderator: John Darnton, Polk Awards Curator (former culture editor, NY Times)

Presented with Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts and the Journalism Dept., Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

Careers in Television: Jack Abernethy on the Television Revolution

WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

The long-awaited convergence of television, personal computers, and the Internet is finally in full swing. Viewers in millions of homes (especially those in the desirable 18-34 demographic) are watching their favorite shows, video clips and movies on Smart TVs and other devices connected to the Internet. As television continues to morph into a more customized and personalized experience and Smart TVs begin to realize their potential for providing consumers with myriad entertainment options, what can we expect in the future? And how do these changes affect your preparation for a career in the industry?

Learn what you need to know about the future of television! Join us for this one-on-one conversation with the CEO of Fox Television Stations, Jack Abernethy - and find out what it takes to get hired in the brave new world of television.

Moderator: Adam Buckman, TV Columnist, XFinity.Comcast.net and TVhowl.com

Presented with NYU's Department of Media, Culture and Communication

The Secrets of Finding an Agent

WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: Fordham University, Pope Auditorium, 113 West 60th Street, Fordham University, Pope Auditorium

How do you end up with the right agent for you? What are the dos and don'ts of working with an agent? Those in the know walk you through the process. You'll learn: how to do the research, strategies to make agents seek you out, how to interview agents, and what makes you attractive as a potential client, or not.

Nick Storch, Music Agent, ICM

Megan Brown, Branded Lifestyle Agent, APA Talent & Literary Agency

Dianne McGunigle, Talent Agent, CAA

Suzanne Lyon, Literary Agent, WME

Moderator: Richard Leibner, Founder and President, N.S. Bienstock, Inc.

Presented with Fordham University

An Evening with Theresa Rebeck

WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway (b'twn. 61st and 62nd Streets)

Best-known as an accomplished playwright with a number of successful plays, both on and off-Broadway, Theresa Rebeck has also spent many years working in television for shows like NYPD Blue; Law & Order: Criminal Intent; and Smash, a series about Broadway theater that she created (exec produced by Steven Spielberg). She is also the author of two published novels: "Three Girls and Their Brother" and "Twelve Rooms with a View" (Random House).

Join us for an in-depth conversation when this talented and versatile winner of the Peabody Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, and the Edgar Award sits down with one of New York City's best known theater mavens.

Moderator: Michael Riedel, Theater Columnist, The New York Post

Presented with NYIT Auditorium on Broadway and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

Meet the Director: Sebastian Junger
WHEN: Tuesday, May 14, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

WHERE: NYIT Auditorium, 1871 Broadway (61st and 62nd Streets)

Sebastian Junger screens his new documentary Which Way is the Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington. Junger is the author of best-sellers "War" and "The Perfect Storm" (also a movie, starring George Clooney). In 2010, he and photojournalist Tim Hetherington directed the Oscar-nominated film, Restrepo, a gripping chronicle of the war in Afghanistan.

One year later, Hetherington was killed in Libya, covering the Arab Spring uprisings. Join us for Junger's filmed tribute to his friend and co-director.

Q&A follows the screening.

Presented with NYIT Auditorium on Broadway

The following events are for students only.

On Location: TBWA Worldwide
WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

TBWA Worldwide prides itself on disruptive ideas brought to life across a unique media arts landscape. The agency's goal is not only to be the best ad agency network in the world, but also one of the most creative companies. This credo has united over 11,000 people operating in 274 agencies, located in 100 countries.

Visit one of the top 10 global agencies to find out about internships and entry-level jobs that could lead to a challenging and fulfilling career. TBWA clients include Apple, ABSOLUT, Energizer, McDonald's, Nissan, Pfizer and Visa.

Students only.

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Space is limited; register early.

Foodie's Paradise: Savoring Saveur

WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2:00 pm

Saveur is a food, wine and travel magazine specializing in world cuisines, food trends, and culinary traditions. If you have a knowledge of and a passion for food, plus a flair for creating online content, here's a chance to get a foot in the door for an internship or freelance job, where you'll mix with culinary stars. Saveur has been honored with four American Society of Magazine Editors awards (including one for general excellence) and 17 James Beard journalism awards.

Betsy Andrews, Executive Editor

Sophie Brickman, Associate Editor

Felicia Campbell, Assistant Editor

Students only.

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On-Location: Simulmedia
WHEN: Friday, April 12, 10:00 am

If you're a natural at sales and think you would enjoy digging into data for audience insights, don't miss our trip to Simulmedia, a New York City-based media marketing company that delivers television viewership through data-driven program promotion.

This online advertising agency applies Internet advertising methodologies to TV ad sales, working simultaneously with media agencies, advertisers and TV companies to create campaigns that will help them deliver the right on-air promotions to the right viewers at the right time.

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On-Location: Situation Interactive
WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 11:00 am

With workplace bonuses such as: free Broadway tickets, on-site meals, tuition reimbursement and time off for community service, it's no wonder Situation Interactive was voted one of Crain's Best Places to Work for the last three years.

This cutting edge agency provides digital marketing services for first person experiences, like theater, sports, music and travel. SI teams make presentations to the rest of the company (including interns) on their activities and areas of expertise to keep everyone in the loop while getting their creative juices flowing. Clients include Disney, Universal, Cirque du Soleil and the Metropolitan Opera.

Students only. Register at info@cencom.org - Space is limited; register early.