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Watchdog Journalism, Education Reporting next two MPI seminars set for May, June

May 5, 2016

Mid-America Press Institute has two great one-day seminars planned for May and June and there is still plenty of time to register for them.

First up: Watchdog Journalism on Tuesday, May 24, at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Co-sponsored by MPI, Investigative Reporters & Editors Inc., the Journal Sentinel, and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, the seminar will center on using the web and social media to assist in investigative stories, among other topics.

IRE Training Director Alex Richard will leads sessions on digging deeper with data and keeping track of non-profits and charities. Ellen Gabler of the Journal Sentinel will lead a session on FOI and open records.

The seminar will run roughly 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. To register, email MPI Executive Director John Ryan, jmryan@eiu.edu.

Second seminar: Education Reporting: Expanding your beat beyond meetings, budgets and tests on Friday, June 24, at The News-Gazette, Champaign, Ill.

Sessions on expanding coverage, engaging younger readers, data mining and other topics will be featured. More details will be forthcoming.

The seminar will run roughly 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. To register, email MPI Executive Director John Ryan, jmryan@eiu.edu.

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