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Event: Advanced Facebook for Journalists: How to make the social network work for you.
When: September 23, 2014, 10:00 – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington, D.C.
Learn how to leverage Facebook to bolster your reporting and your brand with Don Seymour, Facebook’s Politics & Government Outreach Manager. This hour-long class includes an overview of Facebook and the resources it offers to journalists. Seymour will cover how to create an effective public Page, and will review best practices including how to break news and engage with your audience. Registration is $5 NPC members; $10 public. Register: http://bit.ly/1qIZXWl

Event: SPJ/Deadline Club Media Mixer
When: September 23, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St. (between Park & Madison), New York, NY
Join us at the Deadline Club's free media networking mixer at The Cutting Room, one of New York's trendiest nightclubs. Tuesday, September 23, 6-9 pm, at 44 E. 32nd St. (between Park & Madison). Cash bar, starting with a Happy Hour! Hors d'oeuvres available. Please RSVP.

Event: Behind the Scenes: Cyber Security Skills for Journalists - A Three-Day Workshop
When: September 25, 6:30 – 8:00pm; September 27, 9:00 – 3:30pm; October 11, 9:00 3:30P
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Now more than ever, it is imperative that all journalists equip themselves with the skills they need to protect their sensitive digital reporting information from prying eyes. The series will take place Thursday, Sept. 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (seminar only); Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Skills that will be studied in the hands-on Saturday workshops include: how to anonymize Internet traffic; encrypt instant messaging, video chat, and audio chat; security on mobile phones; and securely storing and transferring your files. http://www.press.org/events/cyber-security-skills-journalists

Event: Sibos 2014
When: September 29–October 2, 2014
Where: Boston, MA
The Sibos conference, powered by SWIFT, offers you the opportunity to engage with leading financial industry figures to debate the latest developments and trends. This year’s conference program addresses key industry issues in a variety of sessions such as plenaries, big issue debates, keynote addresses, panel discussions and special interest sessions. For more information on the conference, click here. For press registration, click here

Event: 2014 NABJ Region 1 Conference
When: October 4, 2014
Where: Atlantic City, NJ
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will host the Region I Conference on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City in New Jersey. Hosted by NABJ's Region I Director, Sherlon Christie, this year's conference theme is "The Winning Hand: Leading, Learning & Leveraging in Journalism & Media” and it will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will feature diverse programming for freelance and transitioning journalists, public relations practitioners, entrepreneurs and students.
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, public relations professionals and entrepreneurs in workshops that will cover topics such as how to be viewed as an expert, leveraging all platforms to do cutting edge journalism and to build your career, using your mobile device to create a multimedia story, and improving your investigative reporting skills. For the schedule, admission fees and registration details, visit the registration page. Questions? Contact Sherlon Christie spchrist@yahoo.com

Event: SABEW Fall Conference
When: October 9-10, 2014
Where: New York, NY
Make your plans now to attend the fall conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), taking place form October 9-10 in Midtown Manhattan. A pre-conference personal finance workshop co-sponsored by SABEW and the National Endowment of Financial Education (NEFE) will be held October 9, at the Times Square Convene convention center. Separate registration is required. The conference will be held at the City University of New York, Graduate School of Journalism. More details including program schedule, speakers, how to register and hotel information can be found on SABEW’s conference website. http://sabewfallworkshop2014.sched.org/

Event: NewsTrain Workshop on Watchdog Reporting, Data Journalism, Social Media + more
When: October 10-11, 2014
Where: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Learn more about watchdog reporting and data journalism with Pulitzer winner Michael J. Berens of The Seattle Times. Get tips on using social media for reporting and branding with Karen Workman, social media staff editor at The New York Times. Join them at APME's NewsTrain workshop at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Oct. 10-11. Registration -- just $75 for two full days of training including meals -- is at http://bit.ly/LasVegasNewsTrain. You can also get news there about a discounted hotel rate and diversity scholarships for the workshop, which is sponsored by Associated Press Media Editors.

Event: Why Media Should Care About Net Neutrality
When: October 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: Medill Washington Program, 1325 G St. NW, Room 730, Washington, D.C.
A Society of Professional Journalists panel, co-sponsored by Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, with an introduction by Ellen Shearer, director of the Medill Washington Program. Government, nonprofit and media representatives discuss the importance of net neutrality to journalists, how accurately media have covered the issue and whether it's related to the First Amendment or free speech.
Panelists:
Daniel Alvarez, legal adviser on issues including wireline telecommunications to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler
Lucy Dalglish, dean and a professor of the University of Maryland Merrill College of Journalism
Randolph May, president of the Free State Foundation
Gautham Nagesh, Wall Street Journal FCC and technology reporter
Nicol Turner-Lee, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council chief research and policy officer
Lauren Wilson, Free Press policy counsel
moderated by Jonathan Make, Warren Communications News/Communications Daily managing editor
RSVP to Kathy Burns of SPJ at burnskathy@earthlink.net. $6 to cover the cost of light refreshments for National Press Club and SPJ members and their guests, $8 for others; Students free.