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Reynolds Week 2012: Agenda, Strictly Financials

REYNOLDS BUSINESS JOURNALISM WEEK AGENDA “Business Journalism Professors Seminar”

Jan. 2-5, 2012, Phoenix, Ariz.

MONDAY — Jan. 2

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Combined groups) – First Amendment Forum

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions (Combined groups) – Forum, Andrew Leckey

9 a.m. “Today’s Business Journalists as Investigators” (Combined groups) – Forum, Diana B. Henriques

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break – Computer Lab Open for all breaks during the week (RM 352)

10:30 a.m. “Understanding Markets”  – RM 314, Jimmy Gentry

NOON Lunch and book signing with Diana B. Henriques (Combined groups) – Forum

1:30 p.m. “Understanding Markets” (continued) – RM 314, Gentry

3:15-3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. “Understanding Markets” (conclusion) and “Sources” – RM 314, Gentry

5-5:20 p.m. Group photos (Combined groups) – Forum

5:20 p.m. Dinner – Southwestern buffet (Combined groups) – Forum

TUESDAY—Jan. 3

8 a.m. Continental breakfast (Combined groups)- Forum

8:30 a.m. “Financial Statements I” – RM 314, Gentry

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. “Financial Statements I” (continued) and “Securities and Exchange Commission Filings” – RM 314, Gentry

NOON Awards Luncheon with Jim Steele (Combined groups) – Forum, “Reynolds Center’s 2011 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism” Panel Discussion and Presentation of Awards

1:30 p.m. “Financial Statements II: Tools for Analysis” – RM 314, Gentry

3:00-3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. “Financial Statements II: Tools for Analysis” (continued)  – RM 314, Gentry

5 p.m. Adjourn

EVENING FREE

WEDNESDAY —Jan. 4

8 a.m. Continental breakfast (Combined groups) – Forum

8:30 a.m. “Decoding Financial Statements” – RM 314, Gary Trennepohl

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. “Decoding Financial Statements” (continued) – RM 314, Trennepohl

NOON Garden Lunch Buffet with Robin J. Phillips (Combined groups) – Forum “Getting LinkedIn: Exploring LinkedIn, a social/career tool that is filled with useful data for business journalists”

1:30 p.m. “Decoding Financial Statements” (continued) – RM 314, Trennepohl

3-3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. “Investing in a Time of Uncertainty” – RM 314, Trennepohl

5-5:30 p.m. Cronkite Building Tour (Combined groups) – Outside RM 302 (Leadership Suite) in front of elevators,  Associate Dean Kristin Gilger

5:30 p.m. Dinner – BBQ picnic buffet  – Forum

THURSDAY —Jan. 5

8 a.m. Continental breakfast (Combined groups) – RM 444

8:30 a.m. “Financial Markets in 2012: Where are the Stories?” – RM 314, Trennepohl

9:45-10 a.m. Break

10 a.m. “Financial Markets in 2012: Where are the Stories?” (continued)  – RM 314, Trennepohl

11:30 a.m. Certificate Presentation (Combined groups) – RM 444

NOON Box Lunch/Adjourn (Combined groups) – RM 444

OPTIONAL: Cracking Private Companies Workshop

Where: Pulliam Room, 10th floor, Republic Media building, 200 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix (next to the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel)

Instructor: Jodi Schneider, team leader for Congress for Bloomberg News

AGENDA: Cracking Private Companies

12:45-1 p.m. Registration

1-1:10 p.m. Welcome and introductions

1:10-1:30 p.m. How are private companies structured and how they’re different from public companies

1:30-2:30 p.m. What’s public about private companies

2:30-3 p.m. Case study/small-group discussion: Where would you find the info?

3-3:15 p.m. Break

3:15-4:15 p.m. Re-imagining the private-company profile

4:15-4:45 p.m. Case study/small-group discussion: Some examples (multimedia) of good biz profiles – pick out what makes them good and present to the group

4:45-5 p.m. Class discussion: Five takeaways you can use starting tomorrow to cover private companies better

In Reynolds Week.

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