Thursday, June 14, 2012

U.S. business editors and writers hold investigative reporting workshop in Toronto July 19

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) is hosting an investigative reporting workshop in Toronto on July 19 at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. 
Jesse Eisinger
The opening keynote will be by Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica. Eisinger who, with partner Jake Bernstein, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for a series of stories about Wall Street machinations that led to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
The workshop is part of a series being held by SABEW (others are in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Tampa, Florida and San Francisco, California) and is an outreach to Canadian journalists; it is financed, in part, through a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, which is based in Oklahoma City. (SABEW is based at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona.)

Other speakers at the Toronto workshop (tentative schedule) include 
  • Andy Hall, a renowned reporter and founder of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism;
  • Chris Adams, who is part of the investigative team at McClathcy Newspapers in Washington, D.C.
  • John Christie and Naomi Schalit, principals of the investigative startup Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting; and
  • David Milstead, a Denver-based writer whose business column appears in the Globe and Mail .
The workshop is free to SABEW members and US$35 to non-members and that includes a one-year membership that would normally cost US$55. 



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