Register Now for the Azbee Central/Southeast Regional Awards Banquet

Once again, the Washington, DC chapter will be hosting the Azbee Awards Banquet for the Central/Southeast Region. Join us on July 17 as we recognize the region's award-winning journalists and enjoy an evening of networking, food, and fun.

In addition to the awards program, keynote speaker and veteran journalist Tom Temin will discuss new media and the opportunities it creates for B2B editors.

Temin hosts the Federal News Radio morning drive-time program. He has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets, including serving as editor in chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines, both of which were regular winners of national reporting awards. Temin is now a communications and publishing consultant. Before joining Federal News Radio AM 1050 daily on air, Temin wrote--and will continue to write--a weekly column for on government IT and acquisition topics. He's been a regular call-in guest on "The Federal Drive."

Event details:
Thursday, July 17
Cocktail/networking reception: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner, awards, guest speaker: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tivoli Restaurant
1700 N. Moore St.
Arlington, VA
(Located directly above the Rosslyn Metro Station; complimentary parking also available.)

$65 for ASBPE members; $75 for non-members
Buy a whole table (8-9 attendees) and receive the member rate for all!

RSVP by July 3!
Email Katy Tomasulo at to register. (Advance payment required; a registration form will be sent upon receipt of email.)

Questions? Contact Katy at or call 202-736-3303.

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Exclusive, Complimentary Newseum Tour for ASBPE Members

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 26, when ASBPE's DC Chapter will host a free, exclusive two-hour guided "Talk & Tour" of the Newseum, which re-opened in downtown Washington on April 11. The Newseum is the world's first interactive museum of news and has received critical acclaim for its exhibits and programs.

From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., we will view gallery exhibits on First Amendment rights, 9/11, the Berlin Wall, Pulitzer Prize photographs, and more.

Prior to the tour portion of the event, there will be a talk covering world press freedoms and a Q&A given by veteran broadcast journalist and Newseum Special Programs Director John Milewski. Milewski has extensive experience in moderating and interviewing, producing public affairs television programming and documentaries, and working with educators from around the world to create educational opportunities for students and adults. Currently he also is an instructor for Penn State University, where he teaches a course on politics and media.

Prior to joining the Newseum, for 20 years Milewski served as executive producer, managing editor, and host/moderator of Close Up on C-SPAN, one of the longest running news and public policy discussion programs in cable television history. In 2006, he served as interim producer of After Words, the flagship program of C-SPAN's Book TV lineup.

Over the years he has worked with high school and college students and teachers from South Central LA to Moscow, and from Indian reservations to Pacific Island U.S. territories. He has covered everything from presidential elections and Space Shuttle launches to the fall of the Berlin Wall. He has interviewed leaders of youth gangs and leaders of nations and has covered every presidential election since 1988, producing and hosting programs from every Republican and Democratic nominating convention since then. Most recently he covered the Democratic debate at Drexel University and the Republican debate at the University of Miami for the Newseum.

This private "Talk & Tour" promises to be informative and stimulating, as we discuss the issues journalists face every day.

Following the event there will be an optional informal happy hour at nearby 701 Pennsylvania Ave Restaurant and Bar for those interested (attendees will be responsible for their own food and drinks).

Event details:
Thursday, June 26, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Enter through the C Street Group Entrance
The Newseum is located near several Metro stops. Click here for directions.

This is a free event exclusively for ASBPE members (a $20 value). Space is extremely limited and pre-registration is required. First come, first reserved. If you are not currently an ASBPE member but would like to be, head to and click on "Join ASBPE"; new members are welcome to register for this event.

RSVP by Friday, June 20:

To register, email Katy Tomasulo at with your name, company, title, phone number, and email address. Because space is limited, please register only if you are certain you can attend.

Contact Katy Tomasulo at