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

By on Feb 05, 2014

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.

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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.

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. Michael J. Berens leads this two-hour course. He won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, and calls databases, especially those you put together yourself, the “secret ingredient” in award-winning work.” Indeed, poke behind the winners of most major investigative awards from […]

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.

Social Media ROI for Journalists: Self-guided training
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Social Media ROI for Journalists: Self-guided training

In 2014, more and more newsrooms will revisit their social media strategy and ask, “What’s our return on investment?” How do we know if our newsroom is doing social “correctly”? What does this mean for our organization’s bottom line? This training will help you answer those questions as you continue to navigate the social media waters.

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