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Event: Retirement Issues 2012
When: June 10-13, 2012 (Deadline: April 30)
Where: Washington, D.C.
Applications are available now for NPF’s 8th annual, all-expenses-paid, educational program on Retirement Issues. More than 60% of Americans say that not having enough money for retirement tops their list of financial concerns. This four-day program will delve into the issues and update journalists on the latest trends. Fellows will have on-the-record access to leading retirement experts from the federal government, think tanks and interest groups, with plenty of time for Q&A. Topics will include: health care (and long-term care) in retirement; what to expect from Social Security; demographics of aging, private sector retirement issues; the future of public pensions; and more. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM EST on Monday, April 30. Click here for more information. This program is underwritten by Prudential Financial, Inc. and the NPF Programs Fund. Click here for funding info.

Event: 2012 APME Journalism Excellence Awards
When: May 1, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Online
The 2012 Associated Press Media Editors Journalism Excellence Awards will honor superior journalism and innovation among newspapers, radio, television and online news sites across the United States and Canada. The APME awards seek to promote excellence by recognizing work that is well written and incisively reported and that effectively challenges the status quo. This year, innovation-award categories have been added for radio, television and college students. In addition, the online convergence category has been retooled. The new digital storytelling award recognizes print-online combinations that draw on data visualization, social media, video and/or blogs in presenting a story. All awards are presented for journalism published or launched between July 1, 2011, and April 30, 2012.
The deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The entry process is all online. See details at

Event: Business Editing in Depth – 10 Things You'd Better Know
When: May 1, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Business Editing in Depth – 10 Things You'd Better Know." Led by Merrill Perlman, former director of copy desks at The New York Times, this hourlong session aims to bring into better focus some of the issues and ideas non-specialists face when reporting or editing business stories. Register at the main webinar page:

Event: Can a Statesman Still Survive – and Flourish – in American Politics?
When: May 7, 2012
Where: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
MNI will host “Can a Statesman Still Survive - and Flourish - in American Politics?” on Monday, May 7, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The event will explore what constitutes statesmanship and will examine the question of whether a statesman can still be elected and serve productively in our current highly polarized political environment.
Panelists include:
- John Shaw, author of “Richard G. Lugar: Statesman of the Senate” and MNI’s Congressional Correspondent
- Ian Shapiro, author of “The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis”
- Bill Frenzel, Brookings Institution scholar and former Congressman
The event will be moderated by MNI’s Washington Bureau Chief, Heather Scott. Attendees are invited to participate in a question and answer session immediately following the discussion. MNI’s Washington, DC newsroom will be tweeting live from the event using #MNIEvent.
If you would like to attend, RSVP to Lauren Hand, Marketing Manager, at 212-669-6458 or via email at

Event: Unlocking Financial Statements
When: May 14-18, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Unlocking Financial Statements." James Gentry, professor and former dean at the University of Kansas' School of Journalism and Mass Communications, leads the five-day webinar's hourlong sessions on how to find and write stories based on financial documents such as income statements, balance sheets and cash flows. Register at the main webinar page:

Event: The Future of Media: 2012
When: May 18, 2012
Where: Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University, 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003
I Want Media's fifth annual panel discussion will present leading media and tech figures in a 1-hour discussion on how the Internet and other digital media are transforming the traditional media landscape. Scheduled panelists include CEOs, publishers and editors from BuzzFeed, The Daily, Gawker Media, Reuters, and Thrillist. Registration for the free forum is required: