As tens of thousands of soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan, journalists will have their hands full reporting on topics from veteran homelessness to mental illness. How better to hold the government accountable than by arming yourself with the tools to decipher complex data and the steps to finding compelling stories.
March 5 to 7 the New England Center for Investigative Reporting will offer a free training at Boston University where journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists can learn from veteran affairs experts.
IRE Executive Director Mark Horvit will present during the workshop, along with James Dao, of The New York Times, and Al Tompkins, of The Poynter Institute.
Apply by Feb. 20 to attend this workshop.