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Event: Write Tight: Shorten Your Story without Skimping on Facts
When: August 21, 2012 9:30am – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
It may seem counter-intuitive, but it's much more difficult to write a short news story, feature or web post than it is to write long. Learn ways you can shorten your stories without skimping on facts or style with Rick Dunham of the Washington bureau of Hearst Newspapers and the Houston Chronicle. This class will cover both print and web skills. The class is free for NPC members and $10 for non-members. Register at

Event: Society for Features Journalism Annual Conference
When: August 22 – 25, 2012
Where: University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, College Park
The Society for Features Journalism conference gathers features editors and reporters from across the U.S. to celebrate features journalism and discuss its role in an ever-changing industry. It's a great way to connect and network with other journalists in the field. Some of the highlights of this year's conference include a panel featuring White House photographers, a panel on ethics and time management in the digital age, and a group trip to the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Plus, our popular Show & Steal sessions will give editors plenty of story ideas to take home with them.
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Event: MNI Seminar in Hong Kong featuring Chicago Fed President Charles Evans
When: August 27, 2012, 5:30pm
Where: The Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43/F, Gloucester Tower The Landmark, 16 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
MNI is holding a public seminar with Charles Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. Evans will discuss the Fed’s outlook for the US economy and monetary policy before opening the floor to attendee questions. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. To register, RSVP by August 15 to MNI’s Marketing Manager, Lauren Hand, at 212-669-6458 or

Event: Finding Local Economic Stories in Census Data with USA Today's Paul Overberg
When: August 28, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Finding Local Economic Stories in Census Data." Paul Overberg, database editor for USA Today, offers proven techniques for gathering Census data and analyzing it for local economic stories. Register at the main webinar page:

Event: Call for Entries: The Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Awards
When: September 7, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Online
The Newswomen's Club of New York honors excellence in journalism each year through its Front Page Awards. We call for entries from newswomen in the New York metropolitan area working in print, television, radio, wires, and online media as reporters, photographers, columnists, producers, and videographers. The Front Page Awards also recognize Reporter of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. Winners will be honored at an annual black tie gala November 15.
All 2012 contest entries must have been published, issued, broadcast or e-published between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. Entries must be postmarked no later than September 7, 2012. The fee is still only $100 per entry. Information on how to enter can be found at:

Event: Abe Fellowship for Journalists
When: September 15, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Online
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Fellows are expected to produce an analytical article or feature story that will inform public debate or a policy community one of the following topics:
1) Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches to Security and Diplomacy
2) Global and Regional Economic Issues
3) Social and Cultural Issues
For information on eligibility criteria or to apply, please visit us at Contact SSRC staff at with any questions or concerns.

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:
The agenda is here:… 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: 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