Thursday, January 15, 2009

Free business journalism workshop Feb. 3

"Covering the 2009 Financial World: New rules and new president," a free one-day workshop, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at MarketWatch, 201 California St., San Francisco.

Presenters include:
    • Adam Lashinsky, editor-at-large for Fortune;

    • Jodi Schneider, director of training and development for the newsroom of Congressional Quarterly;

    • James Gentry, professor and former dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Kansas;

    • Andrew Leckey, long-time syndicated columnist and president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, which is sponsoring the workshop.
"More than 7,000 journalists nationwide have attended Reynolds Center workshops, all seeking to improve their skills," said Leckey. "This particular program covers urgent issues in today’s economic landscape that demand in-depth study and strong coverage.”

Topics include: "Putting Companies Under the Microscope," "How the New President Will Affect Business and the Economy," "Rethinking Financial Statements in the New Business & Economic Environment," "How the Financial Crisis Developed & What's Next for Coverage in the New Administration," and "What (Local) Stories You Should Be Covering Now."

Here's a link for more information and to register.

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