The Center for Public Interest Journalism will offer five Philadelphia-area journalists support to attend the Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference this summer in San Francisco.
According to ire.org:
The best in the business will gather for more than 100 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.
CPIJ grants of $1,600 are available to offset registration, travel, lodging and per diem costs.
Find more info on CPIJ’s 2014 Conference Sponsorship page and apply for sponsorship by midnight, Friday, February 28, 2014.
Note: In order to attend the 2014 IRE Conference you must be — or become — a current IRE member through July 1, 2014.
The Affordable Care Act: Telling the Story
Understanding the Impact of Health Reform on LGBT Communities
This free forum, hosted by WHYY and open to the public, will shed light on stories that are not being told in mainstream media, connect journalists with new sources, and connect people in the community to resources available to them before the enrollment deadline on March 31, 2014.
Please join the Philly chapter of NLGJA, the association of LGBT journalists, and the Mazzoni Center for this important event. We need your voice and your stories!
The event will be held at WHYY, 150 S. 6th Street, in Philadelphia.
Experts from the Media, Public Health & Government:
Maiken Scott, reporter and host of WHYY-FM’s weekly health & science show The Pulse, will take audience questions and lead our panelists, including:
Trudy Lieberman, who reports on the ACA and media coverage of health care reform for the Columbia Journalism Review and has more than 40 years of journalistic experience specializing in insurance, health care and health care financing issues.
Robert J. Winn, MD, the medical director at Mazzoni Center (Philadelphia’s only health center focusing on the region’s LGBT communities), who concentrates his work and research on the health disparities of LGBT communities, HIV care, transgender care and adolescent health.
Katie Keith, a member of the Steering Committee of Out2Enroll, a collaborative effort to educate the LGBT community about the ACA, is an attorney and former Georgetown University research professor who specializes in state and federal implementation of the ACA. She is now Director of Research at Trimpa Group.
While tentative, a representative from The White House’s Office of Public Engagement is also schedule to attend and speak at the event.
Navigators will be available at the event to answer attendees’ specific questions or assist them enrolling in or finding the correct health plan.
Additional support for this event is provided by The Philadelphia Gay News & Temple University’s Center for Public Interest Journalism.
Remember, the event is free but does require registration to attend. Please register here.
The co-founders of the Solutions Journalism Network will be returning to the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University on February 26th, to lead a free workshop on solutions journalism.
David Bornstein co-created the “Fixes” column in The New York Times and is the author of three books about social innovation.
Tina Rosenberg co-created the “Fixes” column in The New York Times, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and former editorial writer for The New York Times.
Please RSVP via email@example.com and join us at 10 a.m. on February 26th in Room 606 at the at Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street, just across from City Hall. Coffee and a Continental breakfast will be provided, and the event will run until 12:30 p.m.
Solutions journalism is rigorous, critical reporting about responses to problems.
Solutions journalism can help you:
In this interactive workshop you will learn:
Come with specific projects in mind. We’ll discuss how the Solutions Journalism Network could help.
(Cross-posted from ire.org: IRE, SPJ, NECIR join for free training program)
Do you have reporters or editors on your staff who would benefit from training to help them produce enterprise and investigative stories?
Thanks to a grant from Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) is working with Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) to offer a two-day Watchdog Reporting Workshop for journalists from your region.
We’re looking for two reporters, editors or producers from your newsroom who you believe have the desire and the potential to do in-depth investigative stories. No previous investigative reporting experience necessary. This workshop will teach the basics including how to mine the internet for information that leads to compelling stories, how to crunch data, how to conduct an investigative interview and how to investigate businesses and nonprofits.
If your team is chosen, there will be follow-up training opportunities (google meet-ups, webinars, etc) and ongoing story consulting for a limited period of time.
The workshop, hosted by the Temple University Center for Public Interest Journalism, will be held March 24-25 at Temple University Center City in Philadelphia. The sessions and the follow-up training are free, thanks to the support from Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. You’ll be responsible for any travel costs.
To nominate a team for this opportunity, complete this form by the end of the day Feb. 17, 2014. We want to ensure that we work with news organizations that not only desire to do better work, but are committed to the effort.
Two more workshops are planned, in Chicago on April 28-29, and in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 12-13. More details will be coming on these two sessions soon.
Note: CPIJ 2014 conference sponsorship recipients may also apply to participate in this workshop. Future CPIJ 2014 conference sponsorship applicants may also apply and participate in this workshop with no impact on future selections.