Assorted Events

Submitted by ub on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:20

Event: Gregory Zuckerman to discuss his book “The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters”
When: January 21, 2015 at 5:45pm
Where: New York City, NY
Things looked grim for America in 2006. Oil production was in steep decline and natural gas was hard to find. Major oil companies had just about given up on new discoveries on U.S. soil, and a new energy crisis seemed likely. But a handful of men believed they could change everything. Far from the limelight, Aubrey McClendon, Harold Hamm, Mark Papa, and other wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that Exxon, Chevron, and other giants dismissed as a waste of time. Gregory Zuckerman, author of the bestseller The Frackers: the Outrageous inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters discusses how their energy revolution has led to plunging energy prices while transforming the economy, geopolitics, the environment and more. He will address why a group of unlikely outsiders brought such change and how the energy resurgence will give the U.S. an economic advantage for years to come. If you are interested in attending, please contact Christine Ward at to register.

Event: "Government Transparency vs. National Security: Press Rights, Limits & Ideals in a Post-9/11 World"
When: January 21, 2015, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
How does a democracy achieve its public safety mission while honoring civil liberties -- particularly those liberties designed to keep a government true to its democratic character? The National Press Club Journalism Institute has assembled a panel of award-winning national security and press freedom experts to address this very question. Registration is $5 for NPC members; $10 public:

Event: iPhone Reporting: How To Do It All with Just One Small Device
When: January 30, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
WTOP reporter and iPhone whiz Neal Augenstein will offer a "how to" session on everything from reporting to recording with the popular phone that does much more. Learn the power of smartphone reporting with this interactive class - be sure to bring your iPhone! . Registration is $5 for 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

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 1: Photography in your pocket – Completed
Session 2: Good audio is for everyone – Completed
Session 3: Video—it’s easier than you think - Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1-2 p.m. ET/12-1 p.m. CT

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