Given the dearth of investigative reporting being done these days both online and in print, it’s nice to know that there are still organizations out there that support investigative journalism.
The Reynolds Center for Business Journalism, part of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, is one such organization and they’ve just announced a new training schedule of mostly free, online journalism training courses that stress the practice of investigative business journalism.
But, the schedule also includes webinars on social media ROI, profile writing, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and mergers and acquisitions, in addition to a paid workshop on data visualization. Selected courses focus on investigating the business of government, detecting corporate fraud and scrutinizing government contractors.
The scheduled instructors are top-notch and include seasoned journalists such as Ron Nixon of The New York Times, distinguished university faculty, and Pulitzer winner Jacqui Banaszynski, Knight Chair at the University of Missouri.
In addition to the center’s live training, journalists can find help anytime at BusinessJournalism.org, where the center provides free self-guided training, beat basics, SEC-data guides and daily coverage tips off the news.
The full training schdeule can be found here and be sure to follow #storyideas on Twitter for timely coverage tips.