Investigative Reporters and Editors is holding a series of Watchdog Workshops across the country to train journalists. Birmingham is one of only six cities scheduled to play host for the two-day seminar.
Seminar topics are:
- Effective use of the Internet
- Breaking down the walls
- Paper and database trails
- The art of the interview
- FOI/Open Records
- Managing and juggling your time to do watchdog stories
- Bulletproofing a story
- Computer-Assisted Reporting
Expected speakers are:
- John Archibald, The Birmingham News
- Rosalind Bentley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Mark Horvit, IRE/NICAR (National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting)
- James Pewitt, Johnston Barton Proctor and Rose LLP, Birmingham
- Alison Young, USA Today
- Scott Zamost, CNN
The Birmingham Association of Black Journalists is a sponsor.
- Who: Investigative Reporters and Editors along with the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists
- When: Jan. 23-24
- Where: UAB’s Heritage Hall, 1401 University Blvd. [map]
- Cost: $50 for professional journalists: $35 for BABJ members; $25 for students. Fees include a 1-year IRE membership. Optional: computer-assisted reporting workshop on Jan. 24 is $30.
- To reserve your spot: Register online.