Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 16:33

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: 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.
For more information, visit:
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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: