Deadliner Express – April 1, 2013

Deadline Club Hosts a Panel on Privacy vs. the Right to Know (April 9)

Recently, a suburban newspaper published the addresses of gun owners and WikiLeaks revealed a vast treasure trove of secret U.S. files. Where does the dividing line fall between privacy and the public interest? On Tuesday, April 9, the Deadline Club’s line-up of top experts in big data, media ethics and the First Amendment will debate the thorny issues related to secrecy, computer-assisted reporting, the Freedom of Information Act and more. Space is limited so reserve your spot today. Panelists include Bill Keller, a Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times columnist and the newspaper’s former top editor; Jennifer LaFleur, Director of the Computer Assisted Reporting, ProPublica; Jeff Jarvis, author of Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live and Director of the CUNY Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism; Susan McGregor, Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and former Senior News Graphics programmer at the Wall Street Journal Online; and Eve Burton, General Counsel at Hearst. The panel will be moderated by Jessica Seigel, Adjunct Professor at New York University Journalism School and former Chicago Tribune National Correspondent.

At a Glance

What: Privacy vs. the Right to Know
When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Reception at 6:30 p.m, panel begins at 7:00 p.m.
Where: The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W. 40th Street in Times Square.
RSVP: Tickets are $10 for Deadline Club non-members; free for Deadline Club members and students (with valid student I.D.). Click HERE to register.

The Annual George Polk Seminar Focuses on Corruption in China (April 10)

The Deadline Club is proud to be one of the participating organizations of the Annual George Polk Seminar. This year the topic will be “A Revolution Betrayed: Covering Corruption and Human Rights in China,” arguably one of the toughest beats in our profession today. Panelists include the following winners of the 2012 George Polk Awards: David Barboza of The New York Times, Wenxin Fan of Bloomberg News and Holly Williams of CBS News. The moderator will be John Darnton, the curator of the awards. The Journalism Department of the Long Island University will host the panel in Brooklyn. Although this event on Wednesday, April 10 is free, reservations are required. The Center for Communication Inc. is co-hosting the event, with the other participating organizations including the Foreign Press Association, the Overseas Press Club of America and SAJA.

At a Glance

What:  Annual George Polk Seminar: Covering Corruption and Human Rights in China
When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Reception at 5:30 p.m, panel begins at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Long Island University, located at DeKalb Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Extension in Brooklyn.
RSVP: Reservations are required for this free event. Please call 516-299-3298 or e-mail For more information, click go to the awards website.

SPJ Region 1 Spring Conference at Rutgers (April 12 – 13)

The New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has doggedly pursued the best journalists in the region to put together a terrific lineup for the society’s spring regional conference. The gathering will be at the New Brunswick, N.J. campus of Rutgers University from Friday, April 12 through Saturday, April 13. Some of the highlights include: a reception with Victor Navasky, Publisher Emeritus of The Nation, a keynote address by Martin Gottlieb, editor of The Record, a narrative journalism talk with Pulitzer-prize winner Amy Nutt Ellis and an enlightening presentation by SPJ National President Sonny Albarado about “How to avoid spin.” There will also be hands-on workshops about the latest web, video and digital journalism tools.

At a Glance

What: SPJ Region 1 Spring Conference
When: Friday, April 12 – Saturday, April 13
Where: The New Brunswick, N.J. campus of Rutgers University
RSVP: Register to attend at the conference website.

Four $2,500 Journalism Student Scholarships Available! (April 19)

The Deadline Club scholarship program continues to grow—with $10,000 to give away this year. Last year, we raised the amount of money for each scholarship by 25 percent, to $2,500. This year, we have increased the total number of scholarships available from three to four—so there are more chances for talented journalism students to win one of these coveted awards. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a journalism or journalism-oriented communications program in the New York City metropolitan area. All applications, including supporting materials such as letters of recommendation, must be submitted via our website by the entry deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 19. For complete eligibility rules, or to submit an online application, go to the scholarship entry website.
At a Glance
What: Deadline Club Scholarships
When: Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 19
Apply: All applications must be submitted via the scholarship entry website.

Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria (May 16)

The winners in our 2013 awards contest will be announced at the Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on Thursday, May 16, where they will be presented with “Rubes,” our unique award statuettes designed by the American artist Rube Goldberg. The evening will include featured speaker Gerard Baker, the newly-appointed Editor-in-Chief of Dow Jones Newswires and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal, who stepped up into the top role at The Journal at the beginning of this year. A veteran English newsman, with decades of experience at the BBC and on Fleet Street, he will have one of his first opportunities to directly address hundreds of New York journalists at this gala event. The evening will also include the presentation of four $2,500 scholarships to local journalism undergraduate and graduate students. These scholarships are supported by The Deadline Club’s awards program.

At a Glance:

What: The Deadline Club Annual Awards Dinner
When: Thursday, May 16. Reception at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue in Manhattan
RSVP: Tickets and tables will go on sale in early April at

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