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Event: Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story
When: February 5, 2013
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free webinar, “Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story.” Pulitzer winner Michael J. Berens of The Seattle Times leads this one-hour webinar on finding, developing and pitching investigative story ideas. For more information, please visit the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/U6Nknd

Event: Retirement Issues Fellowship 2013
When: April 7-10, 2013 (February 11 deadline)
Where: Washington, D.C.
Applications are available now for NPF’s 9th annual, all-expenses-paid, educational program on Retirement Issues. Is your audience interested in how to save for retirement? How to manage their money once they do retire? This four-day program will delve into the issues and update journalists on the latest trends. Fellows will have on-the-record access to leading retirement experts from the federal government, think tanks and interest groups, with plenty of time for Q&A. Topics will include: health care (and long-term care) in retirement; the future of Social Security; demographics of aging, private sector retirement issues; public pensions; and more. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM EST on Monday February 11. Click here for more information. This program is underwritten by Prudential Financial, Inc. and the NPF Programs Fund. Click here for funding info.

Event: Call for Entries: The Deadline Club Annual Awards
When: February 15, 2013, 11:59pm (entry deadline)
Where: Online
The Deadline Club began accepting entries for the 2013 Annual Awards on January 2, with the entry period remaining open through 11:59pm on Friday, Feburary 18. Click HERE to enter the Club's electronic contest entry system, find category descriptions and read the rules of entry. Submissions in all media—including print, photo and video—must be uploaded through this electronic system. The 2013 contest covers work that was published or broadcast in 2012. The Club has added one new category this year—Documentary Film—bringing the total to 33 categories. Last year, we opened up many categories to digital media that were formerly available only to print publications, so read category descriptions carefully. Winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on Thursday, May 16, where they will be presented with “Rubes,” our unique awards statuettes designed by the “dean of American cartoonists” Rube Goldberg. The evening will include featured speaker Gerard Baker, the newly-appointed Editor-in-Chief of Dow Jones Newswires and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal, who stepped up into the top role at the Journal at the beginning of this year.

Event: Social Media Weekend
When: February 15-17, 2013
Where: Columbia School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway (at 116th Street), New York, NY
#SMWknd is a fun, interactive learning experience with speakers and one-on-one social media “doctoring” to help journalists, media professionals and others learn the basics or advance their skills. Get clued in on hot new tools, the rise of mobile, the latest at the likes of Twitter and Facebook, social good, personal branding, issues such as social media and responsible journalism - that as well as basics for beginners. Also get headshot photos, gratis, by professional photographers.
Among this year's speakers: Mark S. Luckie, Twitter’s manager of journalism & news; Vadim Lavrusik, Facebook’s journalism program manager; Amanda Zamora, senior engagement editor, ProPublica; Jeremy Caplan, director of education, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism; Benét J. Wilson, freelance aviation/travel journalist, blogger; Chris Lesser, recruiting programs lead, AOL; Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer, Columbia University and CNET News blogger; and many more.
Learn more at: http://socmediaweekend.wordpress.com/

Event: Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data
When: February 27, 2013
Where: Louisville, KY
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, “Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data,” before IRE’s CAR Conference. Instructors Paul Overberg of USA Today and Jeannine Aversa, late of The AP, now with the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, will provide you with a road map to finding and delivering at least 15 local enterprise stories from government economic data. For more info and to sign up, please visit: http://bit.ly/W3U8RK

Event: Global Business Journalism Program in Beijing
When: February 28, 2013 (Application deadline)
Where: Tsinghua University, Beijing China
Experienced professionals and top journalism students can advance their careers by earning a master's degree in business journalism in China. There is soaring demand for journalists who can help the public understand the complexities of global business and the economy. Students in the Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University learn these skills firsthand in China, the world's emerging economic powerhouse. This is the only master's program in business journalism in China taught completely in English.
Students benefit from a faculty that includes award-winning journalists from media such as Bloomberg News and The New York Times as well as renowned Chinese scholars with degrees from prestigious international institutions. The facilities include a laboratory of 10 Bloomberg terminals, the largest such installation at any university in the world, which gives students access to an unparalleled database of financial and economic information used by sophisticated professionals.
More information here: www.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/jcen/369/index.html

Event: Branding for Journalists: You Being You… Online
When: March 5, 2013
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free webinar, “Branding for Journalists: You being You… Online.” Robin J. Phillips, Reynolds Center digital director, provides simple tips for taking control of your image and highlighting your value in this one-hour webinar session. For more information, please visit the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/Sv21B3