Welcome to Our Free One-Day Investigative Business Journalism Workshop
A free one-day “Investigative Business Journalism” workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism. It is open not only to business journalists, but to journalists covering other beats who wish to learn more about business coverage.
The program covers critical areas such as company financials, accounting red flags, computer-assisted reporting, unearthing documents and writing investigative pieces.
This free workshop is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the American Press Institute in Reston, Va., and hosted by the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism.
The Presenters are:
Alec Klein, investigative business reporter for The Washington Post.
Michelle Leder, editor of the Footnoted.org financial Web site.
Brant Houston, executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).
Andrew Leckey, director of the Reynolds Center at API and long-time Chicago Tribune columnist.
The workshop will be held at the Graduate School’s North Gate Hall located at the intersection of Hearst and Euclid avenues in Berkeley.
If you have further questions, contact Lori Tait, Project Manager for the Reynolds Center at API, at 703.715.3332 or via LTait@americanpressinstitute.org.
The Reynolds Center at API is funded by a grant from the Las Vegas, Nevada-based Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
The agenda for the workshop is as follows:
AGENDA: ONE-DAY “INVESTIGATIVE BUSINESS JOURNALISM” WORKSHOP
8:30 a.m. Sign-in and Coffee Reception
9 a.m. Introduction Ì¢âÂå¬Andrew Leckey Ì¢âÂå¬Reynolds Center at API
9:15 a.m. Intermediate financials Ì¢âÂå¬Michelle Leder Ì¢âÂå¬Footnoted.org
10:30 a.m. Case Study: Accounting Statements Ì¢âÂå¬Leder
11 a.m. Accounting red flags Ì¢âÂå¬Leder
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Computer-assisted reporting Ì¢âÂå¬Brant Houston Ì¢âÂå¬Investigative Reporters and Editors
2:15 p.m. Unearthing financial documents, sourcing and legal considerations Ì¢âÂå¬Alec Klein Ì¢âÂå¬The Washington Post
3:15 p.m. Case Study: Getting the Story Ì¢âÂå¬Leckey
3:45 p.m. Organizing your investigation into lead story or series Ì¢âÂå¬Klein
4:30 p.m. Adjournment