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Special Events

Event: SABEW Investigative Reporting Workshops
When: July 19, 2012
Where: The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City and Rotman School of Management, Toronto
Learn the skills you need to be a better investigative journalist at one of two investigative reporting workshops July 13 in Oklahoma City and July 19 in Toronto presented by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
The all-day programs will focus on what it takes to produce a successful investigative endeavor from start to finish — the Oklahoma City event will have an emphasis on coverage of the energy industry — from several top performers in business news media. Both are sponsored by SABEW with special funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
Brian Grow of Reuters, Margot Habiby of Bloomberg, Angel Gonzales of Dow Jones Newswires, Phillip O’Connor of The Oklahoman and Elizabeth Souder of The Dallas Morning News will be among journalists featured at the “Drilling Deep” workshop Friday, July 13, at The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City.
Andy Hall, renowned reporter and architect of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica and Pulitzer finalist Chris Adams, who is part of the investigative team at McClatchy Newspapers in Washington, D.C., will be among journalists who will speak at the “Drilling Deep” workshop Thursday, July 19, at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto.
For each workshop, admission is free for SABEW members. Non-members pay $35 per workshop, for which they will receive a one-year individual SABEW membership valued at $55. Register for the Oklahoma City workshop at Register for the Toronto workshop at For a program schedule, complete list of speakers, hotel information and more on the workshops, visit
The workshops are among a total of four to be conducted this year -- the others will be in Tampa, Fla., and San Francisco -- through a SABEW grant from the Ethics and Ethics in Journalism Foundation. The foundation, based in Oklahoma City, made a $25,000 award as part of a series of grants to 19 journalism organizations nationwide.

Event: Women, Wealth and Power: A Q&A with author Camilla Webster
When: July 17, 2012, 7:00pm
Where: New York Newspaper Guild, 1501 Broadway, Suite 706, New York, NY
Join the Newswomen’s Club of New York for a discussion with Camilla Webster, a journalist and co-author of “The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power,” published by St. Martin’s Press. Hear how Camilla and her co-author, Carol Pepper, an adviser to wealthy families, set out to write a guide about how women can support and protect their economic interests at any age by providing practical solutions to real-world problems. Find out how their project went from idea to reality in today’s highly competitive publishing market. There is no cost to attend but space is limited. Please reserve your spot by emailing

Event: Deadline Club Workshop: Strategies for getting public records
When: July 19, 2012, 6:30pm
Where: The New York Newspaper Guild, 1501 Broadway, Suite 708
Feeling at a loss when it comes to Freedom of Information requests? Then make sure to attend this special session on strategies for acquiring public records by Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Trainer Michael Morisy, the co-founder of, a tool that allows anyone to submit a FOIA request without licking a stamp, which is funded in part by the Sunlight Foundation. Light refreshments will be served. FREE for Deadline Club members, and $10 for non-members. Buy tickets or RSVP at our website, Although members attend free, you should still reserve your spot because seating is limited.

Event: Get PR Smart: Use Drupal Like a Pro
When: July 20, 2012, 9:00am – 10:30am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
Use Drupal Like a Pro – Tips and tactics for communication and government relations professionals who manage a Drupal website. Is your organization using Drupal to its full potential? Are you being asked to be your own IT department? This session provides tricks and tactics for taking your skills with Washington’s leading content management system to the next level – tailored especially for those who are not professional website developers. The fee is $35 for NPC members and $45 for non-NPC members. The "Get PR Smart" series is sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Adfero Group. Register at

Event: Political Convention Boot Camp
When: July 23, 2012, 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
The Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions are around the corner. Get ready with a panel discussion featuring the press gallery leaders who oversee credentialing and access, and then get tips and war stories from three veteran journalists. From 9:30-10:00, Jerry Gallegos and Joe Keenan of the House and Senate press galleries will cover logistics and take questions. From 10:00-11:00, get coverage tips from Rick Dunham, Washington bureau chief of the Houston Chronicle; Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post; and Darlene Superville, political desk supervisor for The Associated Press. This program is free and presented by the Regional Reporters Association and the National Press Club's Journalism Institute and the club's Professional Development Committee. The program will be held in the Bloomberg Room. RSVP to

Event: Ready, Set, Go: Preparing to Cover DNC 2012
When: July 28, 2012, 8:30am – 4:00pm
Where: Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte chapter of SPJ (the Society of Professional Journalists) has organized a Saturday seminar on July 28 with experienced reporters, academics and insiders to help journalists prepare for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. The seminar will be held at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th Street.
Speakers include Charles Bierbauer of the University of South Carolina, Rob Christensen of the Raleigh News & Observer, Michael Bitzer of Catawba College, Susan Stabley of the Charlotte Business Journal and more.
To register, visit Students and SPJ members pay $15, and non-members pay $25. That helps us cover lunch and space at UNC Charlotte Center City. A walking tour of uptown Charlotte is part of the plan, followed by informal beverages after the event.
For the full agenda, see the Charlotte Society of Professional Journalists' site

Event: Telling Great Stories with Diana B. Henriques
When: August 13, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Telling Great Stories." Best-selling author and longtime financial writer of The New York Times, Diana B. Henriques, offers storytelling tips to strengthen your writing and infuse your reporting. Register at the main webinar page:

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: 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.