Find out how to identify those economic angles and incorporate them into more sophisticated beat coverage. On Oct 26, attend the Reynolds Center’s sponsored session at the Journalism & Women Symposium Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) 2012 outside Albuquerque, N.M.
This afternoon training is split into two 75-minute sessions: the first is for journalists on all beats, and the second is for reporters who cover their local economy.
Your instructor, Marilyn Geewax, is NPR’s national economics correspondent. She’s known for explaining complex economic information in a simple, conversational way. Learn how to do the same in your local coverage.
AGENDA: The Economics of Every Story
1-1:15 p.m.: Registration.
1 :15- 2: 30 p.m.: For journalists on all beats
Learn how to find the economic angle on your beat – no matter what that is – and how to research and report it.
2:45 – 4 p.m.: For reporters covering the local economy, including:
- What will it take for us to get out of this economic slump? How can you tell whether your local economy is recovering; what are the signs to track?
- What will it take for jobs to come back? How do you find fresh stories in the drumbeat of stats about joblessness in your area?
- Foreclosures and housing prices? What needs to happen for the housing market to recover? What are the fresh local angles to pursue now – four years after the mortgage meltdown.
Marilyn Geewax is the national economics correspondent for NPR. Geewax is regularly heard discussing economic news on Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation and Weekend Edition.
Her work contributed to NPR’s 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award for Hard News for “The Foreclosure Nightmare.”
Before joining NPR in 2008, Geewax was the national economics correspondent for Cox Newspapers’ Washington Bureau for nearly a decade. She has also taught business journalism at George Washington University.
Geewax will also teach basic economic principles during the Reynolds Center’s free, three-day webinar, Economics 101, June 26-28.
And she will present during the Reynolds Center’s free workshop in Detroit on June 7, Covering Your Local Economy: It’s Everybody’s Business, and during the center’s sponsored UNITY session on Aug. 1, Occupy UNITY: Covering the Economy Better.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This training is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. If you have any questions about the session or the center, please email Executive Director Linda Austin or call 602-496-9187.