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Event: Society of the Silurians 2013 Journalism Awards
When: March 11, 2013, 6:00pm (deadline)
Where: Silurians.org
The Society of the Silurians is accepting submissions of outstanding examples of journalistic achievement in print, broadcast and the internet for its 2013 Excellence in Journalism Awards. The subject matter of entries should pertain to New York City and the metropolitan area. Entries must have been published or broadcast during the 2012 calendar year. Entries may be submitted by journalism organizations or individuals.The awards will be presented at the society's annual Awards Dinner at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South, on May 22. Entries must be accompanied by payment of $75 each and must be received by 6 PM on March 11. Award categories and details may be obtained on the society's website silurians.org. Further information can be obtained from the society's president at myron.kandel@turner.com

Event: SPJ-LA Distinguished Journalists Banquet
When: March 14, 2013
Where: Hilton Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA
Tickets are still available for the 2013 Distinguished Journalist Awards Banquet hosted by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The event will be held Thursday, March 14 at the Hilton Hotel in Universal City. The banquet speaker will be CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager. SPJ/LA presents the Distinguished Journalist awards to members of the profession who demonstrate good news judgment, a strong sense of ethics and a passion for getting the story right. Honorees are journalists who have achieved a record of accomplishments over the course of several years. Time Warner Cable is the event sponsor. KNX 1070’s Frank Mottek, the voice of business news in Los Angeles on the KNX Business Hour, will serve as the master of ceremonies. This year’s Distinguished Journalist honorees include longtime regional journalists practicing in print, radio, television and new media. They include: Marty Sauerzopf, city editor at City News Service; Dan Evans, editor for the Los Angeles Times community newspapers; Andy Ludlum, director of news programming at KNX 1070 Newsradio and KFWB News Talk 980; and Beverly White, general assignment reporter at NBC4. Sharon Waxman, chief executive officer and editor-in-chief of TheWrap.com, is the recipient of the chapter’s Distinguished Work in New Media Award. Jean-Paul Jassy, attorney and counsel for SPJ/LA, will receive the chapter’s Freedom of Information Award. Tickets are $90 for SPJ members and $110 for non-SPJ members. A table of 10 can be purchased for $900. To RSVP, please email SPJBanquet@gmail.com or contact the chapter’s Roberta Wax at (818) 718-8184. Checks and credit cards accepted. You can also buy tickets HERE

Event: How to Make the Most of FOIA
When: March 14, 2013, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Zenger Room
During Sunshine Week, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Club's Professional Affairs and Freedom of the Press committees plan to help journalists and others obtain information that the government might not want you to have. Reporters and watchdogs will offer tips on how to use the Freedom of Information Act to ferret out documents and data at a panel scheduled for 6:30-8 pm March 14 in the Zenger Room. It is one of several events to mark the annual effort to talk about the importance of public access to the workings of government and the people's right to know. Panelists include award-winning reporter Charles Babcock, now an editor at Bloomberg News; Randy Rabinowitz, director of regulatory policy for the Center for Effective Government; and Bill Allison, editorial director at the Sunlight Foundation. The moderator will be Rick Dunham of the Houston Chronicle, president of the Journalism Institute and a past president of the National Press Club. Registration is required at http://www.press.org/events/how-make-most-foia. NPC members can attend at no charge; others pay $10.

Event: Covering Medicare: Care, Costs, Control and Consequences
When: May 5-7, 2013 (deadline: March 15)
Where: St. Petersburg, FL
Journalists are invited to register for the upcoming workshop, "Covering Medicare: Care, Costs, Control and Consequences," May 5-7 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Medicare NewsGroup is partnering with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the McCormick Foundation to present the intensive conference on America's biggest healthcare payer. Attendees can register to obtain fellowships for free travel, lodging and meals for the program, which will be held at the Poynter Institute. To register, click the following link
www.medicarenewsgroup.info/events/?event=covering-medicare-care-costs-co...

Event: Achieving Healthcare Leadership and Outcomes through Writing and Publishing
When: March 14-16, 2013
Where: The Boston Marriott Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
Achieving Healthcare Leadership & Outcomes through Writing & Publishing (formerly Publishing Books, Memoirs and Other Creative Nonfiction) is a 3-day course for physicians, healthcare professionals and writers who want to publish nonfiction in print form. While primarily focusing on nonfiction books, this course also covers publishing in many other outlets including social media (e.g., blogs) and magazine and trade journal articles. The ability to vet your ideas is invaluable, and there are many opportunities to network and meet publishing professionals who are eager to connect with promising writers. Meet and greet the faculty during breaks, in the Writers' Workshop and in the Advanced Workshops. Past course attendees have published many bestselling books and have been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, The Dr. Oz Show and many other media outlets. Many attendees return regularly to network and "take the pulse" of the publishing industry. For additional details, course descriptions, program schedule and registration information; please visit our website at www.HarvardWriters.com

Event: Power Searching for Business Journalists
When: March 19, 2013
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free webinar, “Power Searching for Business Journalists,” through Google+ Hangout on Air. Dr. Daniel M. Russell, Google senior research scientist, offers techniques and strategies for effective Google searches during investigative projects. For more information, please visit the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/QxXgmv

Event: Write It-Say It: How Word People Can Love Being Online and On Air
When: March 22, 2013, 9:00 – 10:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
Lee Powell, AP broadcast reporter and producer, will give practical writing tips from a reporter-turned video journalist.. Gone are the days when newspaper reporters only typed out words on a page. Or television stations rolled with a "crew." Doing news today means doing it all. Reporters shoot video. Photojournalists report. Everyone is struggling to marry pictures with words all while staying true to the story. There is good news: if you can write, you can craft pieces people will watch. It is all about pictures and personality. Registration is required at http://www.press.org/events/write-it-say-it-how-word-people-can-love-bei.... Club members can attend at no charge; non-members pay $10. Lee Powell reports, shoots and edits his own stories that are streamed online and distributed to local television stations in the U.S. and broadcasters worldwide. His journey as a solo video journalist has taken him from the Summer Olympics in Beijing to a fake ski slope in Virginia. Powell began his career reporting for newspapers. He was the first metro reporter at The Dallas Morning News to create video stories to accompany those in print. Powell has won two national Edward R. Murrow Awards, most recently for writing and was part of the winning team for the National Press Club award for breaking news.

Event: Morningstar Individual Investor Conference
When: March 23, 2013
Where: Online
Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, is holding its second annual Individual Investor Conference on Saturday, March 23, 2013. This year’s conference is free and open to all investors, and will be held entirely in a webcast format. The live, online event will gather top personal finance experts and Morningstar analysts for informative dialogue focused on retirement savings and setting financial goals.
Scheduled speakers include: John Ameriks, principal, investment counseling and research, Vanguard; Charles K. Bobrinskoy, vice chairman and director of research, Ariel Investments; Harold Evensky, president, principal, and wealth manager, Evensky and Katz Wealth Management; Mary Beth Franklin, contributing editor and retirement columnist, InvestmentNews; Mark Miller, retirement columnist for Reuters, RetirementRevised.com, and WealthManagement.com; and Katherine Nixon, chief investment officer, personal financial services, Northern Trust.
Morningstar analysts and experts scheduled to speak include: Christine Benz, director of personal finance; Matt Coffina, editor of Morningstar StockInvestor; Eric Jacobson, senior fund analyst; Bob Johnson, director of economic analysis; Russ Kinnel, director of mutual fund research and editor, Morningstar FundInvestor; Samuel Lee, ETF analyst and editor, Morningstar ETFInvestor; Marta Norton, investment manager, Morningstar Investment Services, Inc.; Patty Oey, senior fund analyst; Josh Peters, director of equity-income strategy and editor, Morningstar DividendInvestor; and Daniel Rohr, senior securities analyst.
Registration to the Morningstar Individual Investor Conference is free and available at the following link, along with a complete conference schedule: www.morningstar.com/conference