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Viral business writing: 23 ways to to succeed

By on Sep 24, 2014

Want to get more eyeballs to your stories? Writers and editors on a panel at FinCon 2014 say there are tried and true methods that give your pieces a better chance of going viral. The advice was offered up Friday (Sept. 19) at FinCon in New Orleans. FinCon is a national financial blogger conference that […]

Tracking Tribal Cash and Influence to Washington: Self-guided training
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Tracking Tribal Cash and Influence to Washington: Self-guided training

This training was originally held during the Native American Journalists Association’s (NAJA) annual conference in Santa Clara, Calif., July 10, 2014. In Washington, money helps make just about every decision — every law that is passed, every regulation revised and every new or discarded agency policy. From issues unique to Native Americans, such as tribal […]

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

“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.

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.

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.

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. Data Journalism 101 was later held as a three-hour, hands-on workshop at the Excellence in Journalism Conference in Nashville on Sept. 4, 2014. Materials for that session are listed below. Michael J. Berens won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, and […]

SEC Filings Master Class (2013): Self-guided training
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SEC Filings Master Class (2013): Self-guided training

This free, multi-session webinar, “SEC Filings Master Class,” will be held Oct. 8-10.

Covering public companies involves plowing through the documents they file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Have you ever wondered if you’re missing good stories because you don’t know where or what to look for?

Covering Your Local Economy: Self-guided training
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Covering Your Local Economy: Self-guided training

“Covering Your Local Economy” was first offered on Aug. 21, 2013, as part of the Asian American Journalists Association’s pre-conference schedule.