Monday, March 14, 2011

Announcing the 2011 Specialized Reporting Institute Winners

Monday, March 14, 2011

We are excited to reward $250,000 to six organizations for our 2011 Specialized Reporting Institute (SRI) program, which provides issue-specific training for journalists nationwide. Back in December, we received more than 60 applications on very interesting topics, including the economy, environment, digital training and community news.

From these, we worked with out partner, Poynter Institute, to select the following organizations to host SRIs this year:
  • American University's School of Communications for a June workshop in political polling;
  • Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication for a May training on reporting the census;
  • Middle Tennessee State University's School of Journalism for an August workshop on Islam in the Bible Belt;
  • The New England Center for Investigative Reporting at Boston University for a May workshop to help reporters track the impact of stimulus funds on their communities;
  • The Society of American Business Editors and Writers for a June training in Phoenix on covering the crisis in funding public pensions; and
  • The Suburban Newspapers of America Foundation and AP Managing Editors Foundation for an April training in Chicago on the effects of the economic crisis on families.
We hope to see you at one of the workshops. Also, stay tuned for NewsU resources, such as story ideas, tip sheets and webcasts, on each of these SRI topics.

For program details or to apply for a workshop, please go to the host organization's website.

To see the press release, click here.

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