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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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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.

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.

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?

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.

Accountability in Indian Country – Business Watchdog: Self-guided training
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Accountability in Indian Country – Business Watchdog: Self-guided training

The free investigative workshop, “Accountability in Indian Country – Be a Better Business Watchdog,” was first offered on July 18, 2013. In this self-guided training based on that live session, you can polish your skills in computer-assisted reporting (CAR) and learn how to hold local businesses accountable.

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.

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