People apparently like funny headlines. Facebook users post them right and left. Tumblr pages abound. I’m told they’re a regular feature on some late-night variety show. The mere mention of ”funny headlines” here will probably attract more hits than anything could, except kittens. To me, ”funny headlines” means more like “stupid headlines,” and I don’t think they’re funny [...]
The free webinar, “Investigating Public Pensions,” originally took place Dec. 4, 2012.
Craig Harris, 2011 Barlett & Steele Gold Award winner, breaks down essential tips and tools that led to his investigative project on public pensions at The Arizona Republic.
The free webinar, “SEC Filings Master Class,” took place Nov. 13-15, 2012.
Michelle Leder, who makes her living unearthing news in SEC filings, will help you feel more confident in your SEC-document sleuthing. In three one-hour sessions, you’ll enhance your ability to spot red flags in SEC filings.
The free webinar, “California’s Cap-and-Trade Law — What You Need to Know,” took place Oct. 29, 2012.
California’s cap-and-trade program to limit carbon emissions economywide kicks into high gear in 2013, and the first auction of greenhouse gas allowances is set for Nov. 14, 2012. Tune into this hourlong session with UCLA economist Matthew Kahn on what you need to know about this new initiative, part of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (Assembly Bill 32, or AB 32).
The free workshop, “Dig Deeper: Ratios and Red Flags in Financial Statements,” took place Sept. 27, 2012.
If you’ve been covering public companies for a while, you’ve probably written your share of stories about earnings and sales growth. And you’ve skimmed a myriad of SEC filings, hoping you haven’t missed some juicy story.
The free webinar, “Finding Local Economic Stories in Census Data,” takes place Aug. 27, 2012.
Great stories on your local economy lurk in the 2010 County Business Patterns data from the U.S. Census, set to be released this summer. In this one-hour session, your guide to ferreting out those telling local business tales will be Paul Overberg, database editor for USA Today.
As business journalists, we handle scores of data and do our best to use those figures and statistics to both build and bolster articles. Some of the benefits from the ever-expanding digital world include not only the increasing amount of information, but also the emergence of unique ways to visualize data. I’ve found that Google [...]