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Event: Instagram in the Newsroom
When: June 19, 2013, 9:00 – 10:30am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
More and more newsrooms are using Instagram, a fast-growing digital photo sharing service, as an innovative reporting tool. But how do you leverage it to find story and visual ideas and for reporting on stories? Eric Weisbrod, Digital Producer, Cross Platform Programming at CNN, will show you how to use Instagram to create and push out your own images, build your social media community and find story ideas. Registration is required at www.press.org/events/instagram

Event: Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data
When: June 19, 2013
Where: San Antonio, Texas
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free, pre-IRE conference workshop, “Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data.” This afternoon training offers techniques for finding and analyzing government data to infuse your local economic reporting. Instructors include USA Today’s Paul Overberg, who is joined by Jeannine Aversa and Thomas Dail from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. For more information, please visit the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/12cYP0C

Event: SPJ Houston presents Truth in Accounting demonstration
When: June 20, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: University of Houston's Valenti School of Communication (Room 144), Houston, TX
The SPJ Houston Pro Chapter invites you to attend a demonstration of how journalists can benefit from the tools offered by Institute of Truth in Accounting from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the University of Houston's Valenti School, Room 144. Please RSVP to houstonspj@hotmail.com by June 19. A representative from the Institute of Truth in Accounting will be on hand to inform local journalists about tools available to help cut down precious research time. The institute has compiled financial statistics from state legislatures and local governments into an easy to use site so journalists can access state and county budgets from a single location.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to houstonspj@hotmail.com

Event: A Conversation with John Hendricks, Founder & Executive Chairman of Discovery Communications
When: June 27, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Ballroom
John Hendricks, Founder & Executive Chairman of Discovery Communications, will discuss his new book "A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneur's Story" in conversation with award-winning journalist Paula Zahn. Media titan John Hendricks tells the remarkable story of building one of the most successful media empires in the world. Hendricks takes you behind the scenes of some of the network’s most popular shows including: The Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters, The Crocodile Hunter, Plant Earth, Dirty Jobs, and Trading Spaces. It also imparts crucial lessons from the network’s setbacks. Registration is required at http://www.press.org/events/discovery