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IRE, SPJ, NECIR offer 2 additional workshops in Chicago, Fort Worth

Do you have reporters or editors on your staff who would benefit from training to help them produce enterprise and investigative stories?

Thanks to a grant from Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the Society for Professional Journalists is working with Investigative Reporters and Editors and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting to offer two-day Watchdog Reporting Workshops for journalists from your region. 

We're looking for two reporters, editors or producers from your newsroom who you believe have the desire and the potential to do in-depth investigative stories.  No previous investigative reporting experience necessary.  These workshops will teach the basics including how to mine the internet for information that leads to compelling stories, how to crunch data, how to conduct an investigative interview and how to investigate businesses and nonprofits.

If your team is chosen, there will be follow-up training opportunities (Google meet-ups, webinars, etc) and ongoing story consulting for a limited period of time.

The sessions and the follow-up training are free, thanks to the support from Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. You'll be responsible for any travel costs. We want to ensure that we work with news organizations that not only desire to do better work, but are committed to the effort.

Training will take place in Chicago, April 28-29, hosted by Columbia College. To nominate a team for this opportunity, complete this form by the end of the day April 1, 2014.

 

Training will also take place in Fort Worth, May 12-13, hosted by Texas Christian University.  To nominate a team for this opportunity,  complete this form by the end of the day April 18, 2014.

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