Workshops in how to detect corporate fraud and create data visualizations will be offered by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at SABEW’s Annual Conference in Phoenix March 27-29. They are:
- Detecting Corporate Fraud, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. March 27, will be held before the conference starts at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The workshop will be free to all journalists – not just conference attendees.
- Paid conference registration is required for Data Visualization: A Hands-On Primer for Business Journalists, from 9 a.m to noon March 28, during the conference.
Your instructors for Detecting Corporate Fraud are Theo Francis and Roddy Boyd. Francis is an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal, specializing in using regulatory documents to dig into corporate behavior. He’s also the author of BusinessJournalism.org’s Guide to SEC Data. Boyd is an investigative reporter and founder of the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing document-driven investigative reporting on public companies.
Boyd will also teach an abbreviated version of Detecting Corporate Fraud as a session during the conference at 10:30 a.m. on March 29.
Your instructor for Data Visualization is Dianne Finch, visiting assistant professor of communications at Elon University, where she teaches business reporting and data visualization.
These training opportunities continue a long tradition of collaboration between Reynolds and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), which are both headquartered at the Cronkite School.