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.
This session, “The Energy Revolution: Finding Powerful Stories Everywhere,” was first offered as part of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s annual conference on Aug. 23, 2013.
“Covering Your Local Economy” was first offered on Aug. 21, 2013, as part of the Asian American Journalists Association’s pre-conference schedule.
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.
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.
The free webinar, “The Business of Me,” will take place June 4-6, 2013. Whether you’re working in a mainstream news organization or striking out on your own with a blog, news site or freelance business, this self-guided training will help you become a more entrepreneurial journalist.
There are just 10 days left to apply for the Knight Community Information Challenge. Foundation directors Susan Patterson, programs, and Bahia Ramos, community foundations, put together a 5-point Q&A to help potential applicants during these final days. The deadline is June 1. Update: The challenge deadline has been extended to July 1, 2013 Five things [...]
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.