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.
The SABEW Conference session, “Great Sources, Great Storytelling,” will be held April 6, 2013 at George Washington University.
Blogger Rosland Gammon has interviewed more than 500 business journalists over the last four years about how they’ve done great stories. She has shared their tips and techniques with you here on BusinessJournalism.org.
The free Google+ Hangout, “Power Searching for Business Journalists,” was originally held on March 19, 2013. Not often do you get the chance to learn new search skills from the scientist at Google whose job is to understand users’ search satisfaction. In this free, hourlong, online training, Google senior research scientist Daniel M. Russell will [...]
So, you want to do an investigative business story. You’ve got several ideas, but how do you decide which one to pitch to your editor?
In one hour of self-guided training, Pulitzer winner Michael J. Berens will help you find, develop and pitch a winning investigative story idea.
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, “Unlocking Financial Statements,” was originally held May 14-18, 2012. Jimmy Gentry, award-winning professor at the University of Kansas, continues the popular, weeklong training with tips for analyzing corporate financial statements. This free webinar was also offered in 2011 and 2010. AGENDA Day One: Introduction to financial statements Day Two: The income statement [...]
For Tim Logan, being a successful economics reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch means taking important national economic issues and making them relevant at the local level. Logan spent most of 2010 working on a series called “Can St. Louis Compete?” with his colleague, business columnist David Nicklaus. As St. Louis began emerging from the recession, Logan knew [...]
The free workshop, “Follow the Money — Tracking Companies’ Influence on Politics,” was originally held at the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference on Feb. 22, 2012. It was hosted by IRE, National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, Illinois Press Association and Missouri Press Association.