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Investigating Government Contractors: Self-guided training
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Investigating Government Contractors: Self-guided training

Investigating Government Contractors was originally held April 22, 2014.

Contractors have literally become a fourth branch of government. Name a government function, and it’s a good bet that it’s being carried out by a contractor, including national security, as we’ve seen with NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Investigating Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers: Self-guided training
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Investigating Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers: Self-guided training

Investigating Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers was originally held April 9, 2014.

Learn whether stockbrokers or investment advisers have run afoul of regulators or been the subject of customer complaints. This one-hour webinar will guide you, step-by-step, through the FINRA BrokerCheck database and the SEC’s Investment Adviser registration database, which contain records on 1.3 million current and former professionals.

Data Visualization: A Hands-On Primer for Business Journalists: Self-guided training
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Data Visualization: A Hands-On Primer for Business Journalists: Self-guided training

This training was originally held during the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Spring Conference in Phoenix, March 27, 2014. Data visualization is revolutionizing journalism, and on a business beat, where numbers often serve as a story’s backbone, understanding when and how to use this tool equips reporters with a highly marketable skill [...]

Detecting Corporate Fraud: Self-guided training
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Detecting Corporate Fraud: Self-guided training

This free workshop was originally held on Feb. 26, 2014, preceding the Investigative Reporters & Editors’ NICAR Conference in Baltimore. You can access all the materials from the workshop in this self-guided training. Learn techniques for digging – with an eye for fraud – into U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings and other disclosures.

Perfecting Personality Profiles: Self-guided training
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Perfecting Personality Profiles: Self-guided training

This two-day webinar, Perfecting Personality Profiles, will be held Feb. 5-6, 2014.

In this self-guided training from those two one-hour sessions, Pulitzer winner Jacqui Banaszynski explores the characteristics of memorable and accurate profiles, while offering a range of profile approaches that can suit your purpose, publication and audience. She also dives more deeply into the reporting and writing techniques that can help any beat reporter pursue sparkling profiles.

Investigating the Business of Government: Self-guided training
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Investigating the Business of Government: Self-guided training

This free workshop was originally held on Jan. 23, 2014 in Lexington, Ky.

Governments award millions of dollars in contracts and are often some of the largest employers in town. Yet journalists sometimes overlook the business stories in the workings of local and state government. The Watergate admonition to “follow the money” applies to investigations of government at all levels, down to the economic-development agency and library board.

New comment system: Share your views, tips, ideas with ReadrBoard
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New comment system: Share your views, tips, ideas with ReadrBoard

    Have you noticed the little blue bubble logo in our blog posts?  It’s right there under the byline and to the left of our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ share buttons. It’s a new way of commenting on our posts and engaging with our writers and other readers.  Give it a try.  We’ve preloaded [...]

The Fracking Revolution: Self-guided training
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The Fracking Revolution: Self-guided training

The free, one-hour webinar, The Fracking Revolution: Finding Energy Stories Everywhere, will be held Dec. 4, 2013. In this presentation co-sponsored by NPR, Marilyn Geewax, a senior business editor with NPR, will help you understand how this unleashing of massive supplies of fossil fuels is changing all of our lives.

Sourcing with Social Media: Self-guided training
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Sourcing with Social Media: Self-guided training

Sean Campbell, a competitive-intelligence expert, teaches how to source stories using social media in a one-hour, free webinar on Nov. 13. This self-guided training contains the slides and recording from that session.

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