Assorted Attractions and Events

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 20:32

Event: Taking Twitter to the Next Level
When: February 6, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Now that you have the hang of tweeting, learn the easy way to adopt strategies that can boost your followers and engagement. Topics to be covered include: the optimum ways to tweet when news breaks, reaching the communities you're covering, and how to trend on Twitter. This session will be taught by Mark Luckie, Creative Content Manager for Journalism & News at Twitter. Registration is $5 NPC members; $10 public

Event: Southern New England Association of Black Journalists General Meeting and Free Social Media Training Session
When: February 7, 2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: NBC CT (WVIT-TV), 1422 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110
Come enjoy great food, drinks and conversations while networking and learning with the Southern New England Association of Black Journalists at their first general body meeting of 2015. The meeting will include a free training session covering the latest and most advanced social media and web tool strategies used by the most accomplish journalists. Your host will be longtime NABJ member and NBC Universal O&O Television Stations Social Media Manager Sarah Glover. Please RSVP at Space is limited. You will not be allowed inside NBC CT without an RSVP. For additional information on upcoming programs and events, follow @SNEABJ on Twitter or head to their website at For questions email See you there!

Event: ASBPE’s Three-part Webinar Series: Multimedia Storytelling for Journalists
When: February 10, 2015, 1:00-2:00pmET / 12:00-1:00pm CT
Where: Online
Learn to create compelling multimedia content over lunch, using nothing more than your smartphone or tablet. Think it’s impossible or too difficult? Think again. In ASBPE’s three-part webcast series on multimedia storytelling, you’ll learn how from Sarah Redohl, managing editor of Columbia Business Times, an Azbee Award-winning publication that won the 2014 Gold Award for visual storytelling. Each session is free for ASBPE members or $35 for non-members. To learn More and register, click here
Session: Video—it’s easier than you think - Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1-2 p.m. ET/12-1 p.m. CT

Event: Examining PunditFact
When: February 10, 2015, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute and The Poynter Institute for a forum and review of PunditFact, the fact-checking unit of the Tampa Bay Times, which published more than 350 fact-checks of pundits in 2014, from newspaper columnists to television commentators. Featured panelists include Donna Brazile, political strategist and contributor to CNN and ABC News, Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post, Jackie Kucinich of the Daily Beast and CNN Political Contributor Ana Navarro. They'll share their perspectives as columnists or commentators and how fact-checkers have influenced their work. Registration includes lunch and is $22 for NPC members; $37 non-members.

Event: The 2015 Deadline Club Awards Contest
When: Feb. 20, 2015 (Deadline)
Where: Online
The Deadline Club is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Deadline Club Awards. The annual contest is open to journalists in the greater New York City area and will award exceptional work published or broadcast in 2014. The deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 20. Winners will then be announced at the Deadline Club Awards Dinner on May 12. For full contest rules and a complete list of the 31 categories, please go to or contact

Event: Gorkana Connects with the Financial Times Washington D.C. Bureau
When: February 26, 2015, 6:00pm
Where: Washington D.C.
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organizations, is recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of over 700,000. Gorkana invites you to meet the Financial Times Washington D.C. Team and newly appointed Bureau Chief, Megan Murphy, at an exclusive media briefing on February 26, 2015. If you would like to attend please click here to register for the event. Space is limited and will be first come, first served. We hope to see you there!

Event: Washington D.C. SPJ annual Dateline Awards
When: February 27, 2015 (deadline)
Where: Washington D.C. and online at
The Washington D.C., Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is accepting entries for its annual Dateline Awards. Journalists in the metro D.C. area, including Maryland and Virginia, may submit work. The deadline is Feb. 27. Go to for details. Winners are announced at the chapter’s Hall of Fame Dinner on June 9.

Event: NAREE’s 65th Annual Real Estate Journalism Competition
When: March 1, 2015 (deadline)
Where: Online at
The National Association of Real Estate Editors has issued a call for entries for NAREE’s 65th Annual Journalism Competition. Twenty-five categories will recognize excellence in digital, print and broadcast journalism. Winners will be announced at NAREE’s Miami journalism conference June 24-27, which will draw hundred of journalists and real estate industry speakers to Florida. NAREE’s prestigious journalism competition is open to reporters, columnists, editors and freelancers covering commercial and residential real estate and home and design. Enter by mail or online by March 1, 2015, for work published or aired in 2014. Entry forms and more information are available on

Event: Free Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists
When: March 4, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm
Where: Washington D.C.
The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists is pleased to present a special free one-day seminar on March 4, 2015 in Washington DC. Faculty scheduled to present include Wharton Professor of Healthcare Management and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Scott Harrington and Professor of Business Economic and Public Policy, Kent Smetters on “The Affordable Care Act” and “Financial Regulations” respectively. The sessions are complimentary but space is limited. Breakfast, lunch and course materials are provided at no cost. A limited number of Southwest Airlines travel scholarships are also available for full-time West Coast reporters. Registration is required and available online.