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Investigative reporting seminar set

May 15, 2017

Mid-America Press Institute will hold a two-day seminar on investigative reporting June 8-9 at the University of Illinois College of Media, 810 Wright St., Urbana, Ill.

Participants may attend one or both days of the seminar.
The first day will cover the fundamentals of investigative reporting – better interviewing and cultivating sources, getting a document state of mind, using databases for investigations, using FOIA for investigations, writing and verifying the investigative story. All of this will be for journalists who have a beat to cover and may have limited resources.
The second day will concentrate on data journalism for investigations with a full half day of hands-on training.
Registration for MPI members is $25 for those attending just the first day and $50 for those attending both days. Non-members are welcome but registration is $10 more. To register, email MPI Executive Director John Ryan at
Brant Houston will lead the two-day seminar. Houston is the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting at the University of Illinois.

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