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Event: Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored
When: April 18, 2012, 9:00am – 6:30pm
Where: Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers / 20th Street at Westside Highway, New York, NY
A day of provocative thinking and meaningful, unexpected conversations. Participants from various industries share smart techniques and explore the next generation of innovative ideas that are transforming our world.
Speakers include:
Baratunde Thurston, Director of Digital, The Onion; Author; How To Be Black
Alexis Ohanian, Cofounder, Reddit
Tory Burch, Designer, Founder, Tory Burch Foundation
Paul English, Founder and CTO,
Bob Bowman, President and CEO, MLB Advanced Media
Noah Brier, Cofounder, Percolate
Kate Brodock, Chief Marketing Officer, Girls in Tech; Executive Director of Social and Digital Media, Syracuse University
*Complete speaker list online
Tickets: Regular Pass: $575. Buddy Pass: Buy 1 ticket at $575, get a 2nd for $475

Event: Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism
When: April 20, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Online
Did you write, report, produce, shoot, or create a powerful piece of journalism/media in 2011 about the lives of children, youth and families in the U.S.? If so, consider submitting this work to the 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, sponsored by the Journalism Center on Children & Families, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Winners in a dozen categories are awarded $1000 at a ceremony in D.C. in October and will also be considered for $5000 prizes from America's Promise Alliance. Check out the application and guidelines at New this year: Youth Media category and combined Magazine/Non-Daily category.

Event: The Deadline Club Workshop Series: The Challenges of Copyright in the Digital Age
When: April 25, 2012
Where: The New York Newspaper Guild, 1501 Broadway, Suite 708
Have you ever been puzzled by copyright at the moment your mouse hovered over the “update” button? What is fair use, and how does it work? When do you need copyright permission, and how do you get it? Get answers to questions like these at The Deadline Club’s copyright workshop with Christopher Kenneally of The Copyright Clearance Center, a global rights broker for a variety of media, from newspapers and movies to blogs and ebooks. He produces a weekly podcast about the changing media landscape, “Beyond the Book,”, and travels the country giving educational workshops. This event is free for members of The Deadline Club. Non-members may purchase tickets for $10. Refreshments will be served at a reception, beginning at 6:30pm. Kenneally will begin the workshop at 7pm, followed by what should be a lively question-and-answer session. RSVPs are strongly recommended.
Cost: $10 for non-members, free for Deadline Club members.
RSVP: Strongly recommended, by going to

Event: Uncovering the Best Local Business Stories
When: April 26, 2012
Where: Fort Worth, TX
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, "Uncovering the Best Local Business Stories,” at TCU’s Schieffer School of Journalism. Arm yourself with resources, tips and ideas to bring more meaningful business coverage to your community. Presenters include Linda Austin, Carlie Kollath, Chris Roush, Doug Swanson and Tommy Thomason. Learn more about the presenters and register at the main workshop page:

Event: ASJA 41st Annual Writers Conference: Writing Boot Camp
When: April 27 – 28, 2012
Where: Roosevelt Hotel - 45 East 45th Street New York, NY 10017
The 41st Annual ASJA Writers Conference, with more than 60 workshops and panels, will break down industry barriers and bring a successful freelance career within your reach. The conference can help you uncover new income streams and ways to boost your bottom line. Learn how to market yourself to editors and agents. Gain access to professional, seasoned writers through numerous networking opportunities. See the latest information on publishing technology. Meet experts on topics ranging from social networking business strategies to craft, technology, breaking into new markets and more.
ASJA will award a limited number of scholarships to aspiring freelance nonfiction writers for this year's conference! Apply now!
Details and registration:

Event: Retirement Issues 2012
When: June 10-13, 2012 (Deadline: April 30)
Where: Washington, D.C.
Applications are available now for NPF’s 8th annual, all-expenses-paid, educational program on Retirement Issues. More than 60% of Americans say that not having enough money for retirement tops their list of financial concerns. This four-day program will delve into the issues and update journalists on the latest trends. Fellows will have on-the-record access to leading retirement experts from the federal government, think tanks and interest groups, with plenty of time for Q&A. Topics will include: health care (and long-term care) in retirement; what to expect from Social Security; demographics of aging, private sector retirement issues; the future of public pensions; and more. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM EST on Monday, April 30. Click here for more information. This program is underwritten by Prudential Financial, Inc. and the NPF Programs Fund. Click here for funding info.

Event: 2012 APME Journalism Excellence Awards
When: May 1, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Online
The 2012 Associated Press Media Editors Journalism Excellence Awards will honor superior journalism and innovation among newspapers, radio, television and online news sites across the United States and Canada. The APME awards seek to promote excellence by recognizing work that is well written and incisively reported and that effectively challenges the status quo. This year, innovation-award categories have been added for radio, television and college students. In addition, the online convergence category has been retooled. The new digital storytelling award recognizes print-online combinations that draw on data visualization, social media, video and/or blogs in presenting a story. All awards are presented for journalism published or launched between July 1, 2011, and April 30, 2012.
The deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The entry process is all online. See details at