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Watchdog Journalism workshop set for Sept. 26 at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

August 26, 2013

Mark Horvit, executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., will again lead a one-day seminar on Watchdog Journalism Sept. 26 at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Horvit, who also teaches investigative journalism as an associate professor at the University of Missouri, will lead sessions on “Web for Watchdogs,” Key Documents You Can’t Live Without,” “Open Records,” and “Quick-hit Watchdog Investigations.”

Before joining IRE, Horvit was projects editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He also has worked on projects teams at newspapers in Texas, North Carolina, Missouri and Florida.

Registration for the one-day workshop is just $40 and includes lunch. Registration can be made by emailing John Ryan, executive director of Mid-America Press Institute, at or by calling 217.581.7939. Deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 20.

The workshop will begin with registration at 9 a.m. Sept. 26 and conclude by 3 p.m.

In addition to MPI, IRE and the Post-Dispatch, the seminar is being sponsored by the Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana press associations.


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