The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism offers free training in investigative business journalism for fall 2013.
Course offerings will include Securities and Exchange Commission-document digging, social-media sourcing, and other topics. The online and in-person sessions are taught by award-winning journalists and professors.
To register visit http://businessjournalism.org/category/workshops.
Learn in one hour a day with these free webinars:
• SEC Filings Master Class: Oct. 8-10, with Footnoted.com founder Michelle Leder.
• Data Journalism 101: Oct. 22-23, with Pulitzer winner Michael J. Berens of The Seattle Times.
• Sourcing with Social Media – Tips from a Corporate Sleuth: Nov. 13, with competitive-intelligence expert Sean Campbell.
• The Fracking Revolution – Finding Energy Stories Everywhere: Dec. 4, with NPR’s Marilyn Geewax.
Free workshops this fall include:
• Phoenix: Accountability in Indian Country: Be a Better Business Watchdog, July 18, with investigative reporters and editors training director Jaimi Dowdell.
• Madison, Wis.: Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story, Sept. 28, with Northwestern University Professor Alec Klein.
Apply for fellowships for seminars in Phoenix Jan. 2-5:
• Strictly Financials Seminar: For journalists seeking to master financial statements and SEC documents.
• Business Journalism Professors Seminar: For prospective professors who want to teach an undergraduate class in business journalism.
In addition to live training, journalists can find information any time at BusinessJournalism.org through free self-guided training, beat ideas and daily coverage tips.