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

By on Apr 21, 2014

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.

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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. 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 [...]

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.

Cracking Corporate Corruption at Wal-Mart: Self-guided training
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Cracking Corporate Corruption at Wal-Mart: Self-guided training

Pulitzer winners David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab headline this session at the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference: Cracking Corporate Corruption at Wal-Mart. The duo’s investigation into corruption in the world’s biggest retailer won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Shell Companies and Fraud: An Investigative Primer: Self-guided training
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Shell Companies and Fraud: An Investigative Primer: Self-guided training

The self-guided training from this webinar — Shell Companies and Fraud: An Investigative Primer — will help you understand the characteristics of shell companies, their legitimate and illegitimate purposes in the business sector, and methods for backgrounding and connecting intricate webs of firms and individuals scattered around the globe.

Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data: Self-guided training
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Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data: Self-guided training

The free workshop, “Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data,” was originally held in Louisville, Ky., on Feb. 27, 2013. Two additional workshops by the same title will be held in Washington on April 4 and San Antonio on June 19. Check out materials for Louisiana, Texas and Washington, D.C. below. Government data offer unparalleled opportunities [...]

5 Local Economic Stories to Jump on Now: Self-guided training
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5 Local Economic Stories to Jump on Now: Self-guided training

This self-guided training will help you find “5 Local Economic Stories to Jump on Now.” Join Marilyn Geewax, national economics correspondent for NPR, as she guides you through the top economic issues facing Congress and the president and how you can localize those stories.

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