Worthwhile Assorted Events

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/08/2012 - 14:38

Event: First Thursday Media Mixer November 2012 and Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser
When: November 8, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Playwright Tavern, 202 W. 49th St., New York, NY (between Broadway and 7th Ave.)
Hosted by Arik Hesseldahl, Spencer Ante, Beth Jinks, David Gelles and HubSpot. This month we're returning to Playwright Tavern (upstairs) for a little something special. With help from our friends at Hubspot, we're raising funds to help families displaced by the Hurricane. Here's how it will work. Hubspot has agreed to agreed to buy everyone a round of drinks. But? If you buy for yourself instead -- the money will go instead to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Effort. Got it? So be ready to buy yourself a few rounds and help people in the process. That's what we call a win-win.
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: Get PR Smart: Facebook Advertising 101 for Advocacy and Grassroots Campaigns
When: November 9, 2012, 9:00 – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Zenger Room
Facebook advertising can help get generate buzz for your organization by reaching your target audience by interest and demographic. This session teach you how to use Facebook’s advertising products to align with your issue advocacy and public affairs objectives. 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: SEFCON III - Swap Execution Facility Conference
When: November 13, 2012, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, E. 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, next to Grand Central Station, New York, NY
Hosted by The Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association, “SEFCON III” will examine the role and operation of Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) under the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Speakers will include CFTC Commissioners Bart Chilton and Scott O’Malia, as well as Congressmen Scott Garrett and Jim Himes. The conference will also feature participants from leading inter-dealer brokers, exchanges and wholesale financial markets participants and include demonstrations of trading platforms for interest rate and credit derivatives, fixed income, money market products, foreign exchange, energy and equity derivatives. For more information:

Event: SEC Filings Master Class
When: November 13-15, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, “SEC Filings Master Class.” This free, three-hour webinar with Michelle Leder, who makes her living unearthing news in SEC filings, is designed to help you feel more confident in your SEC-document sleuthing. In just one hour a day Nov. 13-15, you’ll enhance your ability to spot red flags in SEC filings. For more information, please visit the main workshop page:

Event: The Deadline Club Hosts a Panel of Senior Political Journalists to Discuss Campaign Coverage
When: November 14, 2012, 6:30pm
Where: The New York Newspaper Guild, 1501 Broadway, 7th Floor, in the heart of Times Square
The presidential campaign may be over but the pundits will have plenty to talk about. The Deadline Club is assembling a group of senior political reporters and editors to discuss what’s new and different in our changing media and political landscape. Panelists will include Richard Berke, the Assistant Managing Editor of The New York Times, who served as the paper's National Political Correspondent for more than a decade, and Pat Kiernan, a News Anchor and Political Reporter for New York 1. The panel will be moderated by Allan Chernoff, Deadline Club Vice President for Events and a long-time on-air reporter for CNN who now works as a media counselor at Fleishman-Hillard. Additional panelists from The Associated Press and WCBS News Radio will be announced shortly. The evening will begin with a reception, including wine and light appetizers, and conclude with a question-and-answer session with the panelists. The event is free for Deadline Club members and $10 for non-members. Register Here.

Event: Did the Media Win Your Vote?
When: November 14, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Manhattan Theater Club, 311 W. 43rd St. (between 7 & 8th Avenues), 8th Floor
Super PACs, super funding and super-charged rhetoric characterized the most spirited and expensive presidential race ($3 billion) in recent history. How did the media measure up to this challenge? Have cable news talking heads replaced network anchors as voices of authority? Did tweets, blogs, Facebook posts and YouTube videos overshadow more traditional news sources?
A group of distinguished journalists will examine these and other issues in a panel discussion moderated by Ellen Shearer, the William F. Thomas Professor of Journalism & co-director of Medill's National Security Journalism Initiative.
The panel includes POLITICO reporter David Catanese, CNN political reporter Lisa Desjardins, Bloomberg TV reporter Megan Hughes, and The Nation's political correspondent Ari Berman.
$5 for paid Medill Club of NY members; $15 for non-Members. Deadline to register has been extended to Tuesday November 13 at 11pm ET. To register:

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. To obtain press credentials, contact Julie Daum of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business at For further information please visit

Event: Financial Follies
When: November 16, 2012
Where: Marriott Marquis in Times Square
The Financial Follies, the premier social event for New York City’s financial media, will take place on Friday, November 16, 2012 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square. Sponsored by the New York Financial Writers Association, the 70th annual black tie dinner will feature a live show lampooning the foibles of Wall Street. Cocktails at 6:30 PM; dinner at 7:30 PM. Tables still available. Contact Jane Reilly at or 201-612-0100.

Event: The Deadline Club’s Annual Election Party – A Members-Only Event
When: November 27, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Kennedy’s Restaurant and Bar, 327 W. 57th Street, Manhattan (between 8th and 9th Ave.)
Time has flown since The Deadline Club Election Party last November. Another year older and wiser, we’re heading back to Kennedy’s on Nov. 27 to elect the 2013 governing board. Our annual election and membership party is also one of the best opportunities all year for members to mingle. We will gather in the back room at Kennedy’s starting at 6pm, with the meeting beginning at 7pm. Complimentary refreshments will be severed and a cash bar will be available. This is a free members-only event. All members who are current in their dues will be eligible to attend the meeting and vote, but space is limited so you should RSVP. Register Here. Not yet a member? Join Now before registering for this event.

Event: SABEW Hosting free “Drilling Deep” Investigative Reporting Workshop
When: November 30, 2012, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Where: Tampa Tribune, 200-202 S. Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606
The free workshop will feature two experts with ties to the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) organization: former IRE executive director Houston of the Investigative News Network, and current IRE President Johnston. Joining them in the lineup of speakers is Chris Davis, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and investigations editor for the Tampa Bay Times, Aaron Kessler a staff writer covering international corruption for the not-for-profit 100Reporters and Marty Steffens, the SABEW chair at the Missouri School of Journalism. The workshop is free and includes lunch, but attendees must RSVP online in advance Register Here. The Workshop is sponsored by Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. For more information please visit our website

Event: AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research - Journalism Fellowship Selection
When: November 30, 2012 (deadline)
Where: University of Chicago
Applications are now being accepted for the first AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research 12-month residential fellowship focused on issues surrounding the aging workforce in the United States. Deadline for applications is November 30 at
The fellow will be selected through a national competition open to mid-career journalists who are currently employed by the Associated Press or by any Associated Press Media Editors (APME) association news organizations. With funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the 2013 fellowship includes a salary of up to $100,000 and full benefits for the year and will focus on the economics of Americans working longer. The fellowship begins in March 2013, and the fellow will be required to live in Chicago to benefit from the AP-NORC Center resources at the University of Chicago.
The AP-NORC Fellowship offers three unique opportunities:
-Developing the economic and analytical research skills needed to produce research-based enterprise journalism by spending 12 months working with world-class research scientists, economists, and others.
-Creating a sustained nationwide focus on issues related to the economics of aging and working longer by writing in-depth news stories about economics of the aging workforce that will run on the media platforms of the Associated Press.
-Participating in an AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research original national survey project on strategies for retirement planning.

Event: Investigating Public Pensions
When: December 4, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, “Investigating Public Pensions.” Arizona Republic senior reporter Craig Harris will explain how journalists can dig into your state public pensions. For more information, please visit the main workshop page: