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Event: The Journalism & Women Symposium CAMP Fellowships
When: June 1, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Albuquerque, NM
The Journalism & Women Symposium is now accepting applications for this year’s JAWS CAMP in Albuquerque, N.M., from October 26 – 28.
Each year, JAWS CAMP (Conference and Mentoring Project) focuses on strengthening core journalism skills, building personal brands and careers, developing strategies for success in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape, and improving the status of women in journalism. Participants enjoy a dynamic experience filled with inspiring speakers, motivating career development sessions, and rewarding networking and mentoring opportunities. Best of all, CAMP is a great chance to mix and mingle with old friends and make new ones!
CAMP fellowships are open to professionals in the early stages of their careers. We are looking for young journalists with at least one year of professional journalism experience. Winners will be selected based on a combination of experience, merit, promise, and financial need. The fellowships will cover the CAMP registration fee and help with the other expenses of attending. In return, fellows will be asked to cover the weekend’s events for the JAWS newsletter, website, and blog. Fellows will also receive a free JAWS membership for the rest of 2012 and all of 2013.
Application deadline for this year’s fellowships is June 1, 2012. Decisions will be made in early July. For more info and updates about this year’s CAMP in Albuquerque, including application requirements and instructions, visit Applications should be sent to Please include your first and last name in the subject line. If you have any questions about the fellowship or the application process, please contact Jessica Rettig at

Event: SAJA Internship Fund
When: June 3, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Online
Are you a college junior, senior or graduate student pursuing a journalism internship this summer? SAJA can help you with your expenses!
Shrinking newsroom budgets mean fewer fully paid internships. That's why SAJA is excited to announce the return of its Internship Fund program, which will award up to a total of $4,500 for students who have secured a summer internship and can demonstrate both financial need and an interest in SAJA.
Top apply by Sunday, June 3, visit
Questions? Email

Event: Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes to Headline The Deadline Club Annual Awards Dinner
When: June 4, 2012
Where: The Waldorf, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY
In this unpredictable presidential election year, The Deadline Club is pleased to announce that Steve Kroft of CBS’s 60 Minutes will headline our Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf on June 4. One of the country’s leading political television correspondents, he scored the first sit-down interview with President Barack Obama after his election and the only interview with the president after the killing of Osama bin Laden last year. Kroft will discuss the 2012 election, the importance of television political reporting, and how political coverage in general is changing in a conversation with Stephen Shepard, the founding dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. Shepard is a veteran editor at a string of magazines, including BusinessWeek, Newsweek and the Saturday Review. The conversation will be followed with a question and answer session with the audience.
Kroft and Shepard will be the latest in a long line of celebrated journalists to speak at this event, including Newsweek/The Daily Beast editor Tina Brown, The Wall Street Journal editor Robert Thomson and The New York Times editor Bill Keller. The evening benefits local journalism students who are awarded scholarships at the dinner, as well as the programming and events of the club. Purchase tickets online here

Event: First Thursday Media Mixer, June 2012
When: June 7, 2012, 6:00pm
Where: Three Monkeys Bar, 236 W. 54th St., New York, NY 10019 (between 8th and Broadway)
Hosted by Arik (AllThingsD), Spencer (WSJ), Jenna (Architectural Record), and Beth (Bloomberg).
This month we return to our friendly outdoor standby, Three Monkeys to welcome the onset of summer. Please find us upstairs and make use of the upper outdoor deck!
As you will remember from prior First Thursday events, the agenda is simple: There isn't one. Journalists and media types from all over the city are invited to meet and mingle and talk shop or about the weather over drinks. As always we hope to see you there. For an invite, email

Event: Covering Your Local Economy: It's Everybody's Business
When: June 7, 2012
Where: Detroit
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, “Covering Your Local Economy: It’s Everybody’s Business,” before the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s annual conference. Get armed with the tools and understanding you need to tackle local economic stories, including those in the labor and housing markets. This workshop is open to the public. For more information, please visit the main workshop page:

Event: Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame Dinner
When: June 12, 2012
Where: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
The Washington, D.C., Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is holding its annual Hall of Fame dinner on June 12 at the National Press Club in D.C. This year's Hall of Fame inductees are Sander Vanocur, Carl Kasell, Ruth Marcus and Brian Lamb.
Carol Y. Dudley of Howard University School of Communications will receive the Distinguished Service Award. Tickets are $80 for members of our chapter, $110 for others. Chapter members also can buy a second ticket for $80. Checks made out to SPJ D.C. should be sent to:
Andy Schotz
SPJ Dinner Chairman
615 Bentley Court
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Event: Learn the Secrets of the Freedom of Information Act
When: June 12, 2012, 9:30 AM
Where: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room
Learn the secrets of the Freedom of Information Act, the invaluable reporting tool that too many journalists ignore. Through FOIA requests, appeals and even litigation, reporters and other professionals can extract invaluable documents from the federal government and uncover great stories that have never been told. Join three FOIA experts in a lively, practical-oriented discussion about filing effective requests, negotiating with government gatekeepers, finding likely sources and turning the law into your sword. The class is free for members, $10 for non-members, but space is limited so you must reserve. To RSVP, please e-mail for more information, go to

Event: Social Media Trends for Social Media Managers
When: June 12, 2012, 12:00 PM
Where: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room
Have you heard about ambient social recommendation apps? What about the latest social discovery tools? In this essential workshop for social media managers, we're going to highlight the most important trends in networks, analytics and apps, and we'll look at several case studies highlighting how brands are using – and in some cases, abusing – social media. This session is being taught by Amy Webb, lead trendspotter and CEO of Webbmedia Group. PLEASE NOTE: This class is intended for experienced social media managers. If you're brand-new to Twitter or haven't heard of Pinterest, it's best to skip this workshop. This class is $62.50 for members, $125 for non-members. To register, please go to

Event: Building a Community and Building Your Brand on Twitter
When: June 14, 2012, 9:00 AM
Where: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room
Too many journalists view Twitter as a place where people write about what they ate for lunch or the latest sports scores. Twitter has become a valuable tool for reporters, both for reporting on breaking news events and for creating an online community. Hearst Newspapers Washington bureau chief Rick Dunham (@rickdunham, @TxPotomac) will teach this free class providing tips on how to use Twitter to build a community around yourself, your news outlet and the issues you cover. Space is limited. To RSVP, please e-mail

Event: Morningstar Investment Conference
When: June 20 - June 22, 2012
Where: McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
Morningstar, Inc., a provider of independent investment research, is hosting its 24th annual investment conference for financial advisors.
This year’s keynote speakers are Michael Hasenstab, senior vice president of Franklin Templeton’s Fixed Income Group, who will speak on June 20; George Gatch, CEO of Investment Management, Americas for J.P. Morgan Asset Management, who will address attendees on June 21; Jeremy Grantham, chief investment strategist for GMO; and William James Adams, Arthur F. Thurnau professor of economics at the University of Michigan and an expert on European economies, both scheduled to speak on June 22.
Other scheduled general session speakers include Susan Byrne, founder and chairman, Westwood Holdings; Will Danoff, portfolio manager, Fidelity Investments; Dan Fuss, vice chairman, Loomis, Sayles & Co.; Penny Foley, managing director, TCW; Mark Kiesel, managing director, PIMCO; Brian Rogers, chairman, T. Rowe Price; Meggan Walsh, senior portfolio manager, Invesco; Steve Walsh, chief investment officer, Western Asset Management; and Don Yacktman, president and co-chief investment officer, The Yacktman Fund.
The Morningstar Investment Conference costs $795 per person, which includes two breakfasts, luncheons, and receptions. To register for the conference, advisors may call toll free at 866-839-9729. More information about the Morningstar Investment Conference, including the full agenda, hotel accommodations, attendee registration, and continuing-education credits, is available at Conference updates are also available on Twitter at or through the conference hashtag: #MIC2012.
Full-time members of the news media may receive complimentary registration to the Morningstar Investment Conference. If you are a member of the media and want to register for the conference, visit: or call Shawn Malayter at 312-696-6050.

Event: Get PR Smart: How Pinterest and Google+ Could Help Brand Your Cause
When: June 22, 2012, 9:00 AM
Where: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room
Emerging social media platforms like Pinterest and Google+ can help you reach your target demographic and connect with the lifestyle associated with your brand or organization. This session provides a primer on the ways you can use these new tools to share your organization’s core values, news, and story. This class if $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Register at…

Event: Data-Powered Journalism Series: Excel-ing at Data
When: June 25, 2012, 9:00 AM
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: 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