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Event: Thomson Reuters Newsmaker with Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor Bryan A. Garner
When: September 17, 2012 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square, New York, NY
Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler moderates a conversation with Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor Bryan A. Garner on their new book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. Contact Heather Carpenter at heather.carpenter@thomsonreuters.com for more information.

Event: Juan González & Joseph Torres "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media"
When: September 17, 2012 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Ballroom
Juan González, of New York Daily News and Democracy Now!, and Joseph Torres, of Free Press, will discuss the book "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." The book details a sweeping account of the class and racial conflicts in American news media, from the first colonial newspaper to the internet age. It chronicles key government decisions that created our nation’s system of news, major political battles over the role of the press, and the rise of media conglomerates and epoch-defining technologies. The book reveals how racial segregation in the media distorted the news and unearths numerous examples of how publishers and broadcasters actually fomented racial violence through their coverage. Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for non-NPC members. Register at www.press.org/events/news-all

Event: Jeffrey Toobin “"The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court"
When: September 19, 2012 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington, D.C., Ballroom
Jeffrey Toobin, senior CNN legal analyst and staff writer for The New Yorker, will discuss his new book "The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court." From the prizewinning author of “The Nine,” “The Oath” is a gripping insider's account of the momentous ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration. A book signing will follow the discussion. Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for non-NPC members. Register at www.press.org/events/toobin

Event: Associated Press Media Editors Annual Conference
When: September 19-21, 2012
Where: John Seigenthaler Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
The APME conference is an event that allows editors to recharge their batteries, network and learn the latest in the industry. Pulitzer Prize winners from Seattle, Pennsylvania and Alabama will talk about their award-winning work. Great ideas will be celebrated and shared. Those who covered the Colorado theater shootings will talk about how to cover such tragedies. And APME has entire day devoted to best practices in social media. For conference details, including the schedule, registration and hotel information, go here: http://www.apme.com/?page=2012Conference

Event: So You Want to be a Foreign Correspondent: Journalists Reporting From the Middle East
When: September 20, 2012, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: NYC Seminar Conference Center, 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 515, New York, NY
Join the Newswomen’s Club of New York for an exciting panel discussion with three prominent journalists with wide experience covering the Middle East. Mona Iskander of PBS, Courtney Kealy of Fox News Radio, and Tamer El-Ghobashy of the Wall Street Journal will describe their experiences reporting from one of the most volatile regions of the world and answer your questions, including how to break into the field of foreign reporting. Cost: $5 for members / $10 for non-members. RSVP: For panelists’ bios and to pay and reserve your spot, please visit www.newswomensclubnewyork.com/events

Tracking Companies’ Influence on Politics at EIJ
When: September 20, 2012
Where: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the business journalism session, “Tracking Companies’ Influence on Politics,” during the SPJ/RTDNA joint Excellence in Journalism Conference. Find out how to locate campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures at the local, state and federal levels, as well as how to tie company spending to legislative or regulatory actions. A $25 fee is required. For more information, please visit the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/INc5g6

Mastering Math to Tell Better Stories at EIJ
When: September 21, 2012
Where: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the business journalism session, “Mastering Math to Tell Better Stories,” during the SPJ/RTDNA joint Excellence in Journalism Conference. Here’s your chance to brush up on basic calculations and learn to judiciously use numbers to tell better stories in text and graphics. Registration for the Excellence in Journalism Conference is required to attend. For more information, please visit the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/INcn6L

Event: Get PR Smart: Give Your Campaign an Edge with Online Research
When: September 21, 2012 9:00 – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Conference Rooms
Testing your campaign messaging or collecting data to support your cause costs much less than you think. In this panel discussion, experts weigh in on how conducting research using online tools is an investment that can maximize your campaign’s potential. The class is $95 for NPC members and $125 for non-NPC members. Register at http://www.press.org/events/get-pr-smart-give-your-campaign-edge-online-.... The "Get PR Smart" series is sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Adfero Group.

Event: Covering Political Polls
When: September 24, 2012 9:00 – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
Just in time for the fall campaign crush the Election Boot Camp series will hold a training session on the ins and outs of polling. Cliff Zukin of Rutgers University, a past president of American Association of Public Opinion Research, will help you get the skills you need to understand how polls are conducted, what to look for in the methodology and how to determine the legitimacy of a poll. He’ll pay special attention to problems of election polls, explaining how they are different from other polling, and why two or more polls on the same election at the same time sometimes produce different results. Most folks just want to know the results, but HOW those results were derived is sometimes just as important to the story. How can a reporter or editor tell a good poll from a bad one? Who did the pollsters ask? How are “likely voters” determined? How can results be affected by question wording and ordering? Were the responses weighted, and what does it mean if they were? Can you do a valid telephone survey without including cell phones? And if the pollsters won't tell you how they got their results, what should you do. Register for this free class at www.press.org/events/polls

Event: Dig Deeper: Ratios and Red Flags in Financial Statements
When: September 27, 2012
Where: New York, NY
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, “Dig Deeper: Ratios and Red Flags in Financial Statements,” with Michelle Leder of Footnoted.com and Tom Contiliano of Bloomberg. The afternoon workshop at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism precedes the SABEW Fall Conference there. SABEW offers a $50 rebate for its Fall Conference to attendees of this Reynolds free workshop. For more information, please visit the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/LpbYbg

Event: SABEW presents its annual fall conference, a program of skills sessions and headliners in business journalism
When: September 27-28, 2012
Where: City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W. 40th St., New York, NY
A stellar cast of speakers and panels have been announced for SABEW’s annual New York City event. Speakers include: Glenn Hubbard, Columbia University; Jill Abramson, The New York Times; Gillian Tett, Financial Times; Bethany McLean, author; Nik Deogun, CNBC; Sree Sreenivasan; Columbia University; and Floyd Norris, The New York Times. Diana Henriques will receive SABEW’s highest honor, its distinguished achievement award, in an evening program September 27. A full day of workshops follows on September 28. Click for terms & conditions & to register.

Event: New York Press Club Foundation 20th Annual Conference on Journalism
When: September 29, 2012
Where: New York, NY
The New York Press Club Foundation presents its 20th Annual Conference on Journalism, featuring keynote speaker Joan Walsh, editor-at-large of Salon.com and an MSNBC political analyst, who will discuss the role that partisan media is playing in the current landscape.
The keynote tops off a half-day program of panel discussions and workshops, including the plenary session “Is this any way to cover an election?” featuring Newsday and Fox News’ Ellis Henican, CJR’s Greg Marx, Anna Sale of ItsAFreeCountry.org and Michael Howe of The 4th Estate Project.
Participants can get investigative reporting tips from award winning journalists; learn personal branding techniques from experts, and hear advice on “Taming the Information Overload” from social media leaders. Additional sessions include discussions on covering NYC sports and covering the “Big Soda” wars. PR Pros won’t want to miss the “Hacks vs. Flacks” session on establishing relationships with journalists.
And students and professionals can get free assessments of reels, resumes and websites from our experts.
Admission, which includes breakfast and lunch, is just $35 for Press Club members, $50 for non members. Student members get in for just $10, non-member students $20.
For more details or to register, visit www.nypressclub.org

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