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Event: Data-Powered Journalism Series: Excel-ing at Data
When: June 25, 2012, 9:00am
Where: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room
Using powerful spreadsheet tools like pivot tables can give you the advantage of knowledge. Want to take the smug press secretary down a notch? With a few clicks of the mouse and a spreadsheet, you can show him that you know more about the subject than him or his boss. It’s not that easy, of course, but this advanced Excel class will help you get a leg up on your sources. The sessions will be taught by David Donald, data editor at the Center for Public Integrity, and former training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. Participation requires completing the introduction to Excel class, or demonstrated ability with Excel, at the discretion of the instructor. This class is $5 for members, $25 for non-members. To register, please go to…

Event: The art of access: Strategies for getting public records to improve your reporting and your life
When: June 26, 2012, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: KQED Atrium, 2601 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA
Stretched thin with daily stories, Web postings and extra responsibilities? Feel like you can’t do the kind of depth reporting you want? Or maybe you just want to improve your reporting skills and bolster your already stellar stories? Then make sure to attend this special session on strategies for acquiring public records by Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Trainer David Cuillier. Light refreshments will be served. FREE for SPJ members & KQED staffers; $10 for all others. For more information and to RSVP, visit

Event: Economics 101
When: June 26-28, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Economics 101." Marilyn Geewax, senior business editor for NPR's National Desk, leads the three-day webinar's hourlong sessions on economics basics, including information on the recession, unemployment rates and housing foreclosures. Register at the main webinar page:

Event: Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists: “Buzz, Engagement & Connectivity”
When: June 27, 2012 (Registration deadline: June 20, 2012)
Where: Wharton | San Francisco, 2 Harrison Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Through intensive lectures and hands-on exercises, the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, help reporters gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues. This one-day program will feature Wharton Professors Kevin Werbach and Jonah Berger on “Gamification” and ““The ‘Most E-Mailed’ List: Virality, Word-of-Mouth & Buzz” respectively. The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, now in its 44th year, offers participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their exposure to leading experts and broaden their perspectives in a stimulating environment. This program is free of charge and open to a limited number of journalists. Applications are open to those employed as a print, broadcast, or online business journalist for legitimate media companies.
Registration is required to attend this free Seminar. Visit the Seminar application
For complete information on the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, visit or contact Peter Winicov, Senior Associate Director, Wharton Communications at +1 (215) 746 6471 or

Event: Fifth Annual University of Virginia Investing Conference
When: November 15-16, 2012 (July 8 early registration)
Where: Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is hosting its annual two-day investing conference on 15-16 November 2012. This year’s conference, “After the Election: Realities, Opportunities, and Challenges for Investors,” will feature: Kyle Bass, managing partner of Hayman Capital Management L.P., Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist of Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo, Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group. Other speakers include: Porter Collins, general partner and portfolio manager of Seawolf Capital; Dr. Richard Evans, founder and general manager of Sector & Sovereign Research; Rebecca Patterson, chief markets strategist for the global private bank and institutional arm of J.P. Morgan Asset Management; and Jay Venkatesan, founder of Ayer Capital Management. The program also includes three panels on the sectors that are expected to experience the most change after the election: energy, health care and financial services.
Registration is $500 until July 8 and $650 afterwards. The conference is open to all investment professionals, journalists, U.Va. alumni, faculty and staff, and current students from other universities and colleges. A special registration price of $325 is offered to Darden alumni who graduated any time between 2007 and 2011. For further information please visit

Event: Finding Local Jobs Stories in BLS Data
When: July 10, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Finding Local Jobs Stories in BLS Data." Tami Luhby, senior writer for CNNMoney, leads the hourlong, interactive webinar on how to tease out local trends from Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Register at the main webinar page:

Event: SABEW Investigative Reporting Workshops
When: July 13 & 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 Saturday, 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: 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