30 N Racine
AWJ Annual Meeting with keynote by Natasha Korecki
Association of Women Journalists
26 Jan 2016 6:30PM-9:30PM
Please join us for the Association for Women Journalists-Chicago annual meeting, with special keynote speaker Natasha Korecki to discuss her work and career, her new role at Politico, and how she brings Chicago to a national audience.
Korecki is Politico’s Illinois reporter, where she writes the daily Playbook, the state’s must-read rundown of political news. Prior to Politico, she had a well-known byline as a reporter at the Sun-Times, where she worked for 12 years covering politics and federal courts. Korecki also covered two former governors’ trials, penning a book on Rod Blagojevich, “Only in Chicago: How the Rod Blagojevich Scandal Engulfed Illinois and Enthralled the Nation.”
This year’s event will be held at the very lovely Basecamp offices, 30 N Racine. Light snacks, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. The evening will begin with networking and food at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 7:15 p.m. with election of the board of directors for 2016. This lovely facility is near public transportation and some street parking is available in the area.
*Please note that entry to the annual meeting for dues-paying members is free, but we’ve made it easier to donate to AWJ and help benefit women in journalism by offering a $10 and a $25 donation ticket. All proceeds from those tickets will support AWJ’s scholarship fund, programs and administrative costs. Your donation is tax-deductible.
Admission is free to AWJ members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited, but if you are unable to register by Friday, Jan. 23, walk-ins are welcome at the door, though please note the non-member door price of $40. Door admission will be free for AWJ members, though ticketed reservations are strongly encouraged so we can plan food and beverages accordingly.