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March 1 , 2014 – Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Application Deadline
The deadline to apply for next year’s Knight-Bagehot Fellowship (which comes with $55,000 stipend and free tuition at Columbia) is March 1. Application details are available at www.jrn.columbia.edu/knight-bagehot

March 1, 2014 – Deadline for the NYSSCPA's Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards
Anyone interested in submitting a piece for the NYSSCPA's Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards can do so through the following link:

Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards which is now open and accepting submissions. Please do share the contest link with your members. https://nysscpa.nonprofitcms.org/awards

Additionally, the NYSSCPA is looking for new judges for this year's contest. If you are interested in participating, please contact Alonza Robertson at arobertson@nysscpa.org Judging will be done electronically and the NYSSCPA is trying to make sure judges have a minimal number of entries to review and rate.

March 18, 2014 – "How to Pitch" -March Drinks Night
Learn the best ways to network with editors and pitch your story ideas at the NYFWA’s March drinks night. Our “How to Pitch” event will feature tips from Mediabistro’s managing editor Valerie Berrios, along with a question and answer period and a brief explanation of what Mediabistro’s Avant Guild membership is about and how it can help connect freelancers seeking work with with newspaper, magazine and web editors. Mediabistro is also offering NYFWA members a 25% discount on one and two year Avant Guild memberships. As always, NYFWA members’ first two drinks are on us, as well as some appetizers. **This event is only open to members in good standing (those paid up through 2013, given that 2014 notices just went out).

When: Tuesday, March 18 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Social Bar & Grill (back area of the second floor); 795 8th Avenue (between 48th & 49th)

RSVP: contact@nyfwa.org

HELP US GIVE A HUGE THANKS TO GEORGE: Having joined the New York Financial Writers' Association in 1953, George Auerbach has been one of our organization's biggest assets in the 61 years he's been a member. With 55 consecutive years in the Financial Follies under his belt and countless years on the board of governors, George's contribution to the NYFWA is immeasurable. So, it's only fitting that we thank him for his contribution in style!

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, April 3rd and plan to join us for an evening of drinks and appetizers honoring George's commitment to the NYFWA. **This event is only open to members in good standing (those paid-up through 2013, given that dues notices just went out).

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The New York Junior League Headquarters -130 East. 80th Street (just off the corner of Lexington)
RSVP: Mandatory by March 28