2012 Columbus Election Watchdog Workshop
Host: Kiplinger Program/The Ohio State University
IRE is bringing its highly rated Election Watchdog Workshop to Columbus.
Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to cover the campaign. Get in-depth tips and strategies for following the campaign cash and helping your audience track the behind-the-scenes battle for influence, backgrounding candidates, making sense of the new world of super-PACs and "independent" nonprofit advocacy groups, and much more.
These sessions are designed for reporters, editors and producers from small, midsize and large publications, TV and radio stations and Web-only news sites and news blogs. Join a group of campagin coverage veterans for our Election Watchdog Workshop on August 25 (Saturday). Start your training off with an extra half day of hands-on computer-assisted reporting training focused on campaign finance on August 24 (Friday) for those who are interested.
Expected speakers include: Bill Allison, Sunlight Foundation; Paul Beck, The Ohio State University; Russ Choma, Center for Responsive Politics; Megan Luther, IRE; Derrel Rowland, Columbus Dispatch and Derek Willis, The New York Times. More speakers will be added as they are confirmed.
Optional Computer-Assisted Reporting Training
Fri., Aug. 24, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Attend this hands-on workshop and learn how to use Excel, a powerful electronic spreadsheet for deadline and beat reporting on budgets, salaries, and election data.
Also, learn how to dig deeper using the Internet and find valuable datasets for your stories.
Class size is limited; register early to reserve a seat on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking will be available in the lots adjacent to the student union at a fee.
The Blackwell (located on campus) http://www.theblackwell.com/
Holiday Inn Express & Suites OSU (about one mile from campus) http://www.stayholidayosu.com/
University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center (about 1/2 mile from campus) http://www.universityplazaosu.com/
Time and place
Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 - Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
The Ohio State University
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210
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