Each month, the PCNO Professional Development and Events Committee works to bring career enhancing panels and workshops, as well as social and networking events to its members. See below for our current calendar of events. Check back often for updates and new events added to the lineup:

February 2017

  • Annual Mardi Gras Mixer at Superior Seafood. Enjoy complimentary food and a cash bar while watching the krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra on the private balcony. The festivities start at 5 p.m. R.S.V.P. required. Email

April 2017

  • Podcasting Workshop with Deep Fried Studios: Learn how to create, produce and launch your own podcast or podcasts for your outlet, publication or organization. Johnny Gwin and Stacy Wellborn of Deep Fried Studios in Mobile, Alabama will walk you through the process during this lunch and learn workshop. The workshop will take place on April 21 from noon to 1 p.m. at Loyola University’s Communications Complex, Room 402. Registration for the workshop can be completed via Eventbrite.

May 2017

  •  Empowering journalism with Google News Lab tools

    Attend this workshop to learn how Google’s tools can help you research stories, check facts, locate and quickly visualize datasets. The workshop will cover Advanced Search techniques, Google Sheets, Public Data Explorer and more, to ensure you’re fully covered on how to fully uncover things.  In the first hour, the workshop will include an overview of Google News Lab. The second hour will be used to put these tools to work visualizing and mapping data for local stories. The workshop will take place from noon-2 p.m., Thursday, May 18 at Loyola University’s Communications Complex, Room 402. Bring your laptops! Registration for the workshop can be completed via Eventbrite.

June 2017

  • Annual Meeting: Thursday, June 1 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the event space at the New Orleans Advocate (840 St. Charles Avenue.).

July 2017

  • July 8: Press Club of New Orleans 59th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala. Details TBA.

December 2017

  • PCNO Annual Holiday Party. Details TBA


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