Thursday, February 21, 2013

New England media news and events - February 2013

Mediabistro, Baby...

Our friends at are hosting a party for media peeps on Tuesday, February 26 at the Middlesex Lounge from 6:00-8:00 pm. Come out for some old skool social networking. It's free to attend. RSVP here:

So You Wanna Write a Book?

Stephanie Schorow and Randy Ross are teaching a non-fiction narrative writing class on two consecutive Sundays in March. They'll show you how to pitch editors, agents, and publishers. Class is limited to 12.
Begins Sunday, March 3
1:00-5:00 pm 42 Brattle St. Cost: $121

2013 SPJ Conferences
The Region 1 conference will be held April 12-13 at Rutgers University. Register here:
The national conference will held in August in Anaheim, California:
If you're planning to attend either one, let me know!

News or Entertainment? The Press in Modern Political Campaigns
Thursday, April 11, 2013
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. @ MIT
Mark McKinnon, 
weekly columnist for The Daily Beast and The London Telegraph, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor at The Atlantic, will discuss coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign. 

Upcoming events at Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center:

Tuesday, February 26, 12 p.m. | Taubman 275
"Is Obama the Democrats' Reagan?" 
Speaker Series with Michael TomaskyNewsweek/Daily Beast special correspondent and editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.

Tuesday, March 5, 12 p.m. | Taubman 275
Speaker Series with Josh Tyrangiel, editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and an executive editor of Bloomberg News.

Tuesday, March 5, 6 p.m. | JFK Jr. Forum
Goldsmith Awards Ceremony with the presentation of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Book Prize, and the Career Award for Excellence in Journalism. Keynote address by Nicholas D. Kristof, columnist, The New York Times.

Wednesday, March 6, 9 a.m. | Nye Conference Center, Taubman Building, 5th Floor
Goldsmith Seminar panel discussion with the winners and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Book Prize, and the Career Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Wednesday, March 6, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building, ground floor
The dynamic intersection of media, human rights and public policy: An exploration through the work of war correspondent Finbarr O'Reilly. The event will feature a panel discussion and a reception and exhibition of his work in the Taubman Rotunda, just outside the auditorium. Co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Portions of the exhibition will remain on display in the Rotunda until March 27, 2013.

Monday, March 11, 4-6 p.m. 
1737 Cambridge Street, Room K-262 (Bowie Vernon Room)
"Women and Negotiation: A Place at the Table in the U.S. and Abroad." Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution withKatrin Bennhold, Nieman Fellow and staff writer for the International Herald Tribuneand The New York Times; and Paula Gutlove, Professor of Practice in Negotiation and Conflict Management, Simmons College School of Management. Co-sponsored with the Nieman Foundation, the Weatherhead Center and the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School.

Tuesday, March 12, 12 p.m. | Taubman 275
Speaker Series with Greg Ip, U.S. Economics editor, The Economist.

Tuesday, March 26, 12 p.m. | Taubman 275
Speaker Series with Paul E. Steiger, executive chairman of ProPublica's board of directors; founding editor-in-chief, CEO and president of ProPublica from 2008 through 2012.

Tuesday, April 2, 12 p.m. | Taubman 275
Speaker Series with Dana Bash, chief congressional correspondent, CNN.

That's all for now, folks....

If you hear of any other events or workshops coming up, drop me a line.

Stay warm,
- Em -

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