Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Raquel Rutledge has spent her career uncovering the painful truths behind some of Wisconsin’s controversial news stories. From exposing fraud in the state’s child-care subsidy system to alerting readers why shoddy fuel was making its way past inspections and into their vehicles, Rutledge understands how to pull together stories that take [...]
We shouldn’t play favorites, but we can’t resist. Darlings come and go (although Jack Welch still shows up now and again). They can be people or companies, or, in the case of Apple and Steve Jobs, both. Editors should keep careful watch for early signs of adulation, and try to control it. Apple, of course, [...]
Peter Loftus of Dow Jones Newswires was all over the Doxil shortage last year. He started in July writing about insufficient supplies of the cancer prescription drug after learning the manufacturer had sent doctors letters asking them not to start new patients on the drug, he says. A month later, he learned the shortage still [...]
Reporters nationwide have been exposing scandals and underfunded state government pension plans. Jill Aitoro of the Washington Business Journal brought the focus back to the corporate side with her article about Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin Corp. adding to its underfunded pension plan: Lockheed Martin pumping cash into pension plan as liabilities grow. Jill’s story notes the difference between [...]
Oregon’s medicinal marijuana business is booming, according to an Oregonian story by Noelle Crombie. She writes that the state now has about 35,500 sites growing marijuana. She says large operations “have the potential to churn out hundreds of pounds of marijuana worth $1,500 to $5,000 a pound on the street.” “Marijuana businesses in Oregon are [...]
Alejandro Lazo of the Los Angeles Times reports that mortgage foreclosures have led to a boom for apartment rentals across the country. He writes: “The foreclosure mess has pushed millions of former homeowners with tarnished credit into a competitive apartment market across the U.S. Add fresh demand from young workers, few new units and tight [...]
Join us at 2 p.m. EDT on April 4 for a live chat with Paul Steiger, CEO and editor-in-chief of ProPublica, a nonprofit, investigative-reporting organization.
Previously, Steiger served as the managing editor of The Wall Street Journal from 1991 to 2007. During his tenure, members of the Journal’s newsroom staff were awarded 16 Pulitzer Prizes. In addition, a ProPublica reporter received a Pulitzer Prize in 2010.
The Particulars Instructor: Tami Luhby, senior writer for CNNMoney.com Location: Online Date and Time: Either Noon or 4 p.m. EDT May 3 Registration is now closed. Did you miss our live sessions? Check out archived recordings and materials at the self-guided training page. In the world of journalism today, many of us have to write [...]
The Particulars Time: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 31 Location: The Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News 1st-floor conference room 400 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19130 Click here to download the Parking Map (PDF). Instructors: Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism at Arizona State University, Paul Overberg, database editor for USA Today and John Duchneskie, graphics editor at [...]