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Event: Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks on the Rise Across America
When: September 4, 2014, 9:30 – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Across America, children are getting sick and dying from these preventable diseases—in part because some parents (more than 10 percent) choose to skip or delay their children’s immunizations. What are parents’ biggest concerns? What are the risks to the child and society when people decide to forego immunization? The National Press Club Journalism Institute, in partnership with NOVA and Tangled Bank Studios, will co-host a media briefing on these questions and trends. The panel will include experts on vaccines and vaccination issues and the producers of an upcoming show on the PBS NOVA program: Vaccines – Calling the Shots, which will air September 10. RSVP:…

Event: The Newswomen's Club Front Page Awards 2014
When: Entries due no later than September 5, 2014
Where: New York, NY
The Newswomen's Club of New York is now accepting entries for The Front Page Awards 2014. The Front Page Awards, established in 1937-1938, are among the most prestigious in journalism and one of the few awards in the world that expressly recognize journalistic excellence by newswomen, including reporters, photographers, and columnists. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014. Rules, competition categories, and entry form can be found online at
We are looking forward to seeing your entries this year. Please contact with any questions about entering the awards and to reserve tickets and tables for our gala awards dinner on November 13.

Event: Charlotte SPJ – Coverage of Hurricane Hugo: A 25-Year Retrospective
When: September 11, 2014, 6:30pm
Where: Leroy Fox, 705 South Sharon Amity Road
On September 11, the Greater Charlotte Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will present "Coverage of Hurricane Hugo: A 25-Year Retrospective." A panel of Charlotte media people will discuss their memories and insights, and we'll examine how journalists and their news organizations can prepare for weather emergencies. The program is at 6:30pm at Leroy Fox, a restaurant at 705 South Sharon Amity Road.

Event: Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists
When: October 12-15, 2014 (September 12 deadline)
Where: Philadelphia, PA
The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists will hold its flagship Philadelphia program from October 12-15, 2014, featuring senior Wharton professors providing interactive presentations on numerous business topics (e.g. executive compensation, financial statement analysis, global markets). Numerous scholarships are available and generally include course materials, most meals and tuition. In addition, up to five reporters are eligible for a public policy focused scholarship that includes hotel lodging. A limited number of Southwest Airlines travel scholarships are also available for full time West Coast reporters in need of air transport. Applications are required and available online here:

Event: ASNE-APME-APPM 2014 Conference: Fast Forward
When: September 15-17, 2014
Where: Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL
Registration is open for the ASNE-APME-APPM joint conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Chicago! This will be the first joint conference of the nation's top editors. Register now: The registration fee will be $250 for members of ASNE and APME and $350 for nonmembers. There are special rates for retired editors, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Click here to register. The conference will begin at 1:00pm CDT Monday, Sept. 15, and conclude about 3:00pm Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Some of the programs on tap include:
-Jim Bankhoff, CEO of Vox Media, discusses the ecology of news startups.
-Amy Webb and Tom Rosenstiel will highlight the latest trends involving news audiences and emerging technology, and discuss the implications of these trends for journalists.
-How to succeed at mobile news before it's too late, featuring David Ho of the Wall Street Journal, Jodi Gersch of Gannett and Ian Fisher of the New York Times.
Other sessions focus on engaging diverse communities, managing news partnerships, creating a culture of innovation and talking leadership with Poynter's Jill Geisler and Butch Ward. Book your hotel room: A block of rooms are reserved at the Hyatt Regency until Aug. 29 for only $189/night. Make a reservation online, or call the hotel directly at 312-565-1234 and mention the block of rooms reserved for ASNE and APME. For more details, go to or Questions? Contact Cindy Roe at or Sally Jacobsen at

Event: NewsTrain Workshop on Social Media, Video Storytelling + Data-Driven Enterprise Stories
When: September 20, 2014
Where: The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH
Learn more about social media, video storytelling, and data-driven enterprise stories at APME's NewsTrain workshop at The Columbus Dispatch in Ohio on Sept. 20. Registration -- just $75 for a full day of training including meals -- is at You can also get information there on a discounted hotel rate and diversity scholarships for the workshop, which is sponsored by Associated Press Media Editors.

Event: Sibos 2014
When: September 29–October 2, 2014
Where: Boston, MA
The Sibos conference, powered by SWIFT, offers you the opportunity to engage with leading financial industry figures to debate the latest developments and trends. This year’s conference program addresses key industry issues in a variety of sessions such as plenaries, big issue debates, keynote addresses, panel discussions and special interest sessions. For more information on the conference, click here. For press registration, click here

Event: 2014 NABJ Region 1 Conference
When: October 4, 2014
Where: Atlantic City, NJ
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will host the Region I Conference on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City in New Jersey. Hosted by NABJ's Region I Director, Sherlon Christie, this year's conference theme is "The Winning Hand: Leading, Learning & Leveraging in Journalism & Media” and it will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will feature diverse programming for freelance and transitioning journalists, public relations practitioners, entrepreneurs and students.
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, public relations professionals and entrepreneurs in workshops that will cover topics such as how to be viewed as an expert, leveraging all platforms to do cutting edge journalism and to build your career, using your mobile device to create a multimedia story, and improving your investigative reporting skills. For the schedule, admission fees and registration details, visit the registration page. Questions? Contact Sherlon Christie