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5 Local Economic Stories to Jump on Now: Online, Jan. 15-16

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When: Noon or 4 p.m. ET
Jan. 15-16, 2013

Where: Online

Marilyn Geewax,
national economics
correspondent for NPR

Co-sponsor: NPR

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The new year means a new Congress and a presidential inauguration. What’s the economic outlook for the nation? How is what’s happening in Washington likely to affect people in your area, and how can you bring those stories home to your audience?

Let Marilyn Geewax, national economics correspondent for NPR, be your guide to the five best local economic stories to jump on now. Understand the economic concepts, and learn how to make them relevant to listeners, readers or viewers. Sign up for this free, two-day webinar, with one hour of instruction each day.


  • How to identify and understand five key economic issues facing policy makers in Washington
  • Where to locate data and experts for context and background on these issues
  • How to find local people and businesses that stand to be affected and get them to share their stories

AGENDA: 5 Local Economic Stories to Jump on Now

Jan. 15: What are the top five economic issues facing the Congress and the president?

Jan. 16: How can you localize those stories with real people and bring them home to your audience?


This webinar is for local journalists who want to understand what’s happening in the economy and how to translate that for their local audience. The techniques discussed on the second day will be especially applicable to radio reporters, but useful to any journalist seeking to make economic stories come alive.

Marilyn Geewax


Marilyn Geewax is a senior business editor on NPR’s national desk and its national economics correspondent. She was the national economics correspondent for Cox Newspapers’ Washington Bureau. Before coming to Washington in 1999, she worked for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, first as a business reporter and then as a columnist and editorial board member.

She earned a master’s degree at Georgetown University, where she focused on international economic affairs. She also studied economics and international relations at Harvard as a Nieman Fellow.

From 2001 to 2006, she taught a business journalism class as an adjunct professor at George Washington University.


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This webinar is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism and NPR.

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