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Second one-day Watchdog Journalism seminar set for May 31 at the Indianapolis Star

May 8, 2012

Fresh off a rousing success in the Chicago suburbs, MPI and Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. will again offer their one-day Watchdog Journalism workshop May 31 at the Indianapolis Star.

More than 80 reporters and editors attended the April 26 Watchdog Journalism seminar at the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, Ill. MPI and IRE are hoping for another big turnout in Indianapolis.

Mark Horvit, executive director of IRE, will lead sessions on “Web for Watchdogs,” “Key Documents You Can’t Live Without,” “Open Records,” and “Quick-hit Watchdog Investigations.”

Horvit, who also teaches investigative journalism as an associate professor at the University of Missouri, was a longtime IRE member before becoming the executive director. He formerly served as projects editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telgram. He also has worked on projects teams at newspapers in Texas, North Carolina, Missouri and Florida.

The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and will finish by 3 p.m. Registration for the workshop is $25 and includes lunch. Those interested in attending can register with John Ryan, executive director of MPI, via email at jmryan@eiu.edu, or phone, 217.581.7939.

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