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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.

Perfecting Personality Profiles: Self-guided training
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Perfecting Personality Profiles: Self-guided training

This two-day webinar, Perfecting Personality Profiles, will be held Feb. 5-6, 2014.

In this self-guided training from those two one-hour sessions, Pulitzer winner Jacqui Banaszynski explores the characteristics of memorable and accurate profiles, while offering a range of profile approaches that can suit your purpose, publication and audience. She also dives more deeply into the reporting and writing techniques that can help any beat reporter pursue sparkling profiles.

Investigating the Business of Government: Self-guided training
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Investigating the Business of Government: Self-guided training

This free workshop was originally held on Jan. 23, 2014 in Lexington, Ky.

Governments award millions of dollars in contracts and are often some of the largest employers in town. Yet journalists sometimes overlook the business stories in the workings of local and state government. The Watergate admonition to “follow the money” applies to investigations of government at all levels, down to the economic-development agency and library board.

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New comment system: Share your views, tips, ideas with ReadrBoard

    Have you noticed the little blue bubble logo in our blog posts?  It’s right there under the byline and to the left of our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ share buttons. It’s a new way of commenting on our posts and engaging with our writers and other readers.  Give it a try.  We’ve preloaded […]

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.

Sourcing with Social Media: Self-guided training
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Sourcing with Social Media: Self-guided training

Sean Campbell, a competitive-intelligence expert, teaches how to source stories using social media in a one-hour, free webinar on Nov. 13. This self-guided training contains the slides and recording from that session.

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 […]

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.