Check out watchdog workshop


Mid-America Press In­sti­tute and Investi­gative Reporters and Editors Inc. will hold a one-day Watchdog Journalism workshop May 31 at The Indianapolis Star.

Mark Horvit, executive director of IRE, will lead sessions on “Web for Watch­dogs,” “Key Docu­ments You Can’t Live Without,” “Open Records,” and “Quick-hit Watchdog Investigations.”

Horvit, who also teaches investigative journalism as an associate professor at the University of Missouri, was a longtime IRE member before becoming the executive director. He formerly served as projects editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telgram. He also has worked on projects teams at newspapers in Texas, North Carolina, Missouri and Florida.

The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and will finish by 3 p.m. Thursday, May 31.

Registration is $25 and includes lunch. Register by contacting John Ryan, executive director of MPI, via email at or phone at (217) 581-7939.