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Coast-to-coast training in September

IRE is partnering on two upcoming training sessions next month that focus on two key areas of beat coverage: business and health.

We'll be in New York City on Sept. 20-21 co-hosting an Investigative Reporting on Business and Finance Conference. A stellar line-up of journalists will cover a wide range of topics from the foreclosure crisis to uncovering tax scandals and corporate wrongdoing. We'll also offer a series of hands-on computer-assisted reporting sessions covering spreadsheets and databases. Among the panelists are reporters from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, Carolina Business News Initiative, The Seattle Times, The Record of Bergen County, N.J., OffshoreAlert, and The Journal News. The seminar is co-hosted by the Centre for Investigative Reporting and The Lorana Sullivan Foundation and will be held at Columbia University. To learn more or register, visit

The "Investigating Health Care" workshop at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication will focus on "developing an investigative state of mind, reporting on quality of health care at local hospitals, researching health lobbyists' campaign contributions, cultivating sources within the industry, toxic environments and health care justice." (More about the program on the Annenberg School's Web site) IRE and NICAR will present hands-on computer-assisted reporting training sessions using state and federal healthcare data and discuss how mapping can help track inequities in health care access. Click here to register for "Investigating Health Care."

The training is presented by the USC Annenberg School for Communication’s California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships in partnership with IRE and the Knight Chair for Investigative and Enterprise Reporting at the University of Illinois.

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