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Event: Freelance Committee panel to explore custom content
When: September 17, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: National Press Club, Zenger Room, Washington, D.C.
The National Press Club Freelance Committee will present a panel discussion on the rise of custom content on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Zenger Room. The program will feature input from three influential leaders in the field: Chris Blose, executive content editor at McMURRY/TMG, has a background in both print and digital journalism. He overseas content and editorial strategy for many McMurry/TMG clients, including Cleveland Clinic, Georgetown University and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Brock N. Meeks, a former investigative journalist now working as editor at Atlantic Media Strategies, the digital consultancy arm of Atlantic Media; and Andy Seibert, chairman of the Content Council and managing partner of Imprint, a Sullivan Content Lab.
Panelists will provide brief presentations on the definition of custom content, custom publishing, native advertising, content marketing and the distinctions between the categories – if any. The panel will also explore how this trend affects freelancers and the big picture questions of what it all means to traditional journalism. Among still other topics to be explored will be possible conflict of interest questions, pay rates for writers, and suggestions for breaking into the market.
The panel will be moderated by Freelance Committee Chair Tam Harbert, and committee member Scott Sowers, both of whom have written for clients who produce custom content. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. The event is free for NPC members; $10 for non-members. To purchase tickets, go to…. For more information, contact Sowers at or Harbert at

Event: Association of Health Care Journalists/Alliance for Health Reform Reporter Briefing on "What's Next for Obamacare?"
When: September 18, 2014, 6:00 – 7:45pm
Where: National Public Radio headquarters, 1111 North Capitol St. NE, Washington, D.C.
The Association of Health Care Journalists' Washington, DC chapter and the Alliance for Health Reform invite you to a discussion about how journalists can get ready for Round 2 of marketplace enrollment and uncover the next big issues related to the Affordable Care Act. Tom Scully, health care consultant and former CMS chief; and Stephen Zuckerman, senior fellow at the Urban Institute's Health Policy Center, will join us. Refreshments will be available at 6:00; program begins at 6:30. RSVP to

Event: Reuters Event with Garry Kasparov, Chrystia Freeland and Reuters Editor at Large Sir Harold Evans on “Putin’s Dangerous Gambit”
When: September 18, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square, New York, NY
How far will Putin go to restore greater Russia? Garry Kasparov (World Chess Champion and Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation's International Council) and Chrystia Freeland (Author of "Sale of the Century: Russia's Wild Ride from Communism to Capitalism" and a Liberal member of the Canadian Parliament) assess the interplay of character and ambition in a discussion moderated by Sir Harold Evans, Reuters Editor at Large. Contact for more information.

Event: Behind the Scenes: Investigative Reporting with David Corn, DC Bureau Chief for Mother Jones Magazine
When: September 18, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Whether you want to become a better investigative reporter or are an old hand at it, David Corn of Mother Jones will have something to say that hits you where you are professionally. Remember the blockbuster "47%" comment by Mitt Romney that affected the arc of his presidential run in 2012? Corn is largely responsible for it being reported in the mainstream media. Come hear Corn, a regular commentator on TV news shows, give pointers on the work of investigative reporting. Be prepared to ask questions and engage in a lively discussion. This event is co-sponsored by the NPC Journalism Institute and the SPJ DC Pro Chapter. Registration is $5 NPC members, SPJ members and students; $10 public. Register:

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: Advanced Facebook for Journalists: How to make the world’s largest social network work for you
When: September 23, 2014, 10:00 – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington, D.C.
Learn how to leverage Facebook to bolster your reporting and your brand with Don Seymour, Facebook’s Politics & Government Outreach Manager. This hour-long class includes an overview of Facebook and the resources it offers to journalists. Seymour will cover how to create an effective public Page, and will review best practices including how to break news and engage with your audience. Registration is $5 NPC members; $10 public. Register:

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

Event: SABEW Fall Conference
When: October 9-10, 2014
Where: New York, NY
Make your plans now to attend the fall conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), taking place form October 9-10 in Midtown Manhattan. A pre-conference personal finance workshop co-sponsored by SABEW and the National Endowment of Financial Education (NEFE) will be held October 9, at the Times Square Convene convention center. Separate registration is required. The conference will be held at the City University of New York, Graduate School of Journalism. More details including program schedule, speakers, how to register and hotel information can be found on SABEW’s conference website.

Event: NewsTrain Workshop on Watchdog Reporting, Data Journalism, Social Media + more
When: October 10-11, 2014
Where: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Learn more about watchdog reporting and data journalism with Pulitzer winner Michael J. Berens of The Seattle Times. Get tips on using social media for reporting and branding with Karen Workman, social media staff editor at The New York Times. Join them at APME's NewsTrain workshop at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Oct. 10-11. Registration -- just $75 for two full days of training including meals -- is at You can also get news there about a discounted hotel rate and diversity scholarships for the workshop, which is sponsored by Associated Press Media Editors.