Monday, October 10, 2011

Apply Now for $35,000-$50,000 to Host a Reporting Workshop

Monday, October 10, 2011

Have an idea for a workshop for journalists? The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, in partnership with The Poynter Institute, welcomes applications from universities, journalism organizations and others to develop two-day training programs on key topics in 2012. Learn more and apply now to host a Specialized Reporting Institute in 2012.

Specialized Reporting Institutes (SRIs) are designed to meet the growing need to provide journalists and others with subject-specific expertise and practical reporting training on issues in the news. This year’s hosts conducted training for reporters on these topics:

  • Covering the impact of the economic crisis on American families (Suburban Newspapers of America Foundation/Associated Press Managing Editors Foundation)
  • Tracking stimulus dollars and covering the budget crisis in your community (Boston University/New England Center for Investigative Reporting)
  • Covering public pensions (Society of American Business Editors and Writers)
  • Political polling (American University School of Communication)
  • Census coverage: Going deep with demographic and economic data (Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University)
  • Covering Islam in the Bible Belt (Middle Tennessee State University School of Journalism)
  • Elections 2012:  The campaign for social media, a workshop planned for Oct. 25-27 (The Poynter Institute).
Applications are being accepted from universities, non-profits, training groups and others who would like to host an SRI in 2012.  For details, go to Apply by Nov. 15.

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