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Tipsheets from workshop now online

Sandy Close, of New America Media, and IRE Executive Director Mark Horvit welcome participants to an Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop at American University.

By Mark Horvit

IRE Executive Director

IRE’s Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop series stopped in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 17-18. Journalists from media throughout the area gathered at American University’s School of Communication for sessions including tracking federal stimulus spending, covering immigration issues and winning open records fights, in addition to computer-assisted reporting training.

Several new tip sheets are available in the Resource Center from this training and other recent Ethnic Media workshops in Boston and Detroit. For the newest tipsheets, search for "ethnic media" and restrict the year to 2009.

Program collaborators Sandy Close of New America Media and Brant Houston of the University of Illinois took part, as did James Grimaldi and N.C. Aizenman of The Washington Post, Ron Nixon of The New York Times, Jennifer LaFleur of ProPublica, IRE Board member Mc Nelly Torres, Denise Rolark Barnes of The Washington Informer and Charles Lewis of American’s Investigative Reporting Workshop.

For a complete look at the weekend’s events, check out the article on American University’s Web site.

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