Worthwhile Assorted Events

Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 18:41

Event: Álvaro Uribe Vélez "No Lost Causes"
When: October 10, 2012, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Conference Rooms
Álvaro Uribe Vélez, former president of Colombia, will discuss his memoir "No Lost Causes." A book signing will follow the discussion. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. The author will only sign copies purchased through the National Press Club. Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for all non-members. Space is limited. Register at

Event: Women in Film & Video’s breakfast on U.S. election featuring International News Bureaus in D.C.
When: October 11, 2012, 8:00 – 9:30am
Where: Washington, D.C.
Women in Film & Video is holding an executive breakfast featuring Washington D.C.-based representatives of foreign-owned news bureaus to learn how these broadcasters are covering the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Panelists from China Central TV, Deutsche Welle and Al Jazeera English will be participating and available to answer your questions on what it is like to produce English language programming for their audience in the Nation’s Capital. Fee includes breakfast and varies for members, students and non-members. For more details visit or email
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Event: Social Media Trends for Social Media Managers
When: October 11, 2012, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., 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 faciliated by Amy Webb, lead trendspotter and CEO of Webbmedia Group. Amy studies disruptive technologies and advises a worldwide client base for Fortune 100 and Global 1000 companies, government agencies, media organizations and foundations.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop 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 session. Cost: free for NPC members, $5 for non-members. Register at

Event: Get PR Smart: Master Blogger Relations
When: October 12, 2012, 9:00 – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Zenger Room
This session will help pros and newcomers alike learn how to approach media relations in a digital world. Learn about the best tools to help you navigate the blogosphere, target the right bloggers, write relevant pitches, and craft the best message for an online audience. The "Get PR Smart" series is sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Adfero Group. The fee is $35 for NPC members and $45 for non-NPC members. Register at

Event: Business Journalism Boot Camp
When: October 13, 2012
Where: Portland, OR
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, “Business Journalism Boot Camp,” at The Oregonian. In this free workshop, you’ll learn the basics of business for public companies, private companies and nonprofits. For more information, please visit the main workshop page:

Event: Cancer Issues 2012
When: December 9-12, 2012
Where: Washington, D.C.
Apply now for NPF’s sixth, all-expenses-paid, educational program on cancer issues. Experts will speak on the record, with plenty of time for Q&A. Topics will include: new research, new purported risks, treatment options, the soaring price of care, advances in specific cancers, the emerging role of gene mutations, behavioral and social issues. Journalist discussions and critiques enrich the four-day program. Applications are due Monday, October 15. Visit to apply. This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer, Inc. and the National Press Foundation Program Fund.

Event: Society of Environmental Journalists 22nd Annual Conference
When: October 17-21, 2012
Where: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
For its 22nd annual conference, the Society of Environmental Journalists will gather at the scene of an epic story of struggle, courage, and triumph – the Dust Bowl – and, from that backdrop, we’ll examine new challenges facing humanity.
We’ll be talking a lot about the land, water, and people. But riches abound for every interest. An all-day workshop on the business of freelancing. The latest in climate science – and the challenge of doing it in a rock-ribbed conservative state. On-the-record conversations with top officials and other newsmakers. Panels with experts on just about every hot environmental topic. Journalists from around the world, including the most dangerous place on Earth to practice the craft – just a short hop south in Mexico. And Lubbock’s nightlife, which lures the glitterati of eastern New Mexico and West Texas, all the way from Portales clear over to Narcisso.
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Event: Deadline Club Media Mixer
When: October 23, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street., New York, NY (between Madison and Park)
Mingle with fellow journalists and other media members at a free mixer sponsored by The Deadline Club, which is the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Join us on Tuesday, October 23 from 6:00 - 9:00pm at New York’s hottest new nightclub—The Cutting Room—opening this month at 44 East 32nd Street. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar (two-drink minimum) while getting a first look at the venue’s awesome music-themed décor, including a guitar-shaped bar. This is a re-launch of a club with the same name co-founded by music honcho Steve Walter, the former Reader's Digest executive Josh Gaspero and actor Chris Noth (a.k.a. “Mr. Big” of “Sex and the City” and “Law & Order” fame). Although this is a FREE event, you should RSVP because space is limited. (The last two Deadline Club mixers were sold out.) For more information about this event or the Club's other activities, email Information may also be found on the Club's website, To register for this event, RSVP

Event: The Economics of Every Story
When: October 26, 2012
Where: Albuquerque, NM
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the business journalism workshop, “The Economics of Every Story,” during the Journalism and Women Symposium Conference. Find out how to identify economic angles and incorporate them into more sophisticated beat coverage. For more information, please visit the main workshop page:

Event: California’s Cap-and-Trade Law – What You Need to Know
When: October 29, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, “California’s Cap-and-Trade Law – What You Need to Know.” If you cover business or the environment, tune in Oct. 29 for this informative, hourlong webinar with UCLA economist Matthew Kahn on what you need to know about this new initiative, part of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (Assembly Bill 32, or AB 32). For more information, please visit the main workshop page:

Event: NYFWA’s 2012 Elliot V. Bell Award to NBR’s Susie Gharib
When: October 29, 2012
Where: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street, 3rd Floor
The New York Financial Writers Association invites its members, guests and friends of business journalism to the Elliott V. Bell Award presentation ceremony and reception honoring the 2012 Elliott V. Bell Award winner, Susie Gharib, Co-Anchor and EVP/Strategy of PBS’ Nightly Business Report, television’s most watched evening business news program. The event will take place at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, starting with a wine & cheese reception at 6 PM and award presentation at 7 PM. Named for the first president of the NYFWA, the Elliott V. Bell Award recognizes an individual’s lifetime contributions to the field of financial journalism.
Broadcasting nightly from the New York Stock Exchange, Gharib is best known for her no-nonsense interview style of corporate America’s leading power brokers, from Wall Street to Washington. Her interviews have included Microsoft’s Bill Gates, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, General Electric’s Jeff Immelt, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett, JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon, Ford’s Allan Mullaly, BlackRock’s Larry Fink, and Pimco’s Mohamed El-Erian, as well as former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and most of the Fed’s policymakers, and Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Gharib joined NBR in 1998 after a distinguished 20-year career working at some of America’s most prestigious print and broadcast organization, including CNBC, NBC, ESPN, and WABC- TV/New York. Gharib launched her career as a business journalist at Fortune magazine where she was a senior writer and associate editor. Her previous work includes reporter positions at Newsweek magazine, the Associated Press, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. A magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Gharib also earned her master’s degree in international affairs at Columbia University. She is the recipient of both the 2001 Gracie Allen Award as the top anchorwoman of a national news program, two Front Page Awards from the Newswoman’s Club of New York, and a Fullbright Award for furthering Global Business Understanding.
RSVPs are essential: (Your name must be on the list to be admitted to the CUNY building.) No charge. For a complete list of previous winners, see