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Mergers & Acquisitions 101: Self-guided training
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Mergers & Acquisitions 101: Self-guided training

By on Jun 03, 2014

“Mergers & Acquisitions 101″ was originally held on June 3, 2014.

Facebook and Instagram. Starbucks and Teavana. Verizon and Vodaphone. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) make for some of the most exciting stories in the 21st century newsroom.

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Shadow Money: Unraveling Political Nonprofits’ Spending: Self-guided training
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Shadow Money: Unraveling Political Nonprofits’ Spending: Self-guided training

“Shadow Money: Unraveling Political Nonprofits’ Spending” was originally held on May 14, 2014.

Politics is a big business. Not only is big money publicly shelled out to get candidates elected, but hundreds of millions are spent on a secret political game – the shadow money world dominated by mysterious, politically active nonprofits.

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.

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.

Data Journalism 101: Self-guided training
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Data Journalism 101: Self-guided training

The free, two-part webinar, Data Journalism 101, was originally held Oct. 22-23, 2013. Michael J. Berens leads this two-hour course. He won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, and calls databases, especially those you put together yourself, the “secret ingredient” in award-winning work.” Indeed, poke behind the winners of most major investigative awards from [...]

Investigative Business Journalism at SABEW: Self-guided training
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Investigative Business Journalism at SABEW: Self-guided training

This training was originally presented at the Society of American Business Editor and Writers’ Fall 2013 Conference at City University of New York on Oct. 4, 2013. Investigative business journalism is a big topic. It can be daunting to tackle without a game plan. In these sessions, veteran journalists share their tips and offer resources [...]

Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story: Self-guided training
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Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story: Self-guided training

Business stories – or stories with strong business angles – have won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in each of the last eight years. Get the skills you need to identify and develop local investigative business stories by reviewing these materials and watching the videos. The materials are from a workshop that was originally offered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 28, 2013.

The Energy Revolution: Self-guided training
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The Energy Revolution: Self-guided training

This session, “The Energy Revolution: Finding Powerful Stories Everywhere,” was first offered as part of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s annual conference on Aug. 23, 2013.

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