Beat Academy

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Beat Academy

ֱֱs Beat Academy is a virtual classroom designed to provide journalists from any newsroom the skills to tackle emerging coverage areas, like private equity, and better grounding on key topics like immigration, climate change response, federal infrastructure dollars and more. Pick the sessions you need the most or attend all 18 over eight months. Sign up as an individual, or enroll multiple people.

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Overview

  • Need to enroll more people?
  • Webinars take place on Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern; replays will be available for all participants.
  • Completion of the March private equity series opens the door to apply for a reporting grant of up to $20,000.
  • Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin journalists can get climate change grants up to $15,000.
  • Top experts will give you a clearer understanding of the powerful and complicated role of private equity.
  • Track the impact of massive new federal programs on renewable energy, infrastructure, environmental justice, and more.
  • Tap into trends in immigration and measures to protect against the rising risk of climate-induced threats.
  • Sharpen your coverage of health care dynamics in rural and non-metro areas.
  • Rethink how you cover crime and learn better tactics to report on the context of crime.
  • Connect with other journalists who join you in the Beat Academy training.

$50.00

Learning Outcomes

In this series of webinars, you will learn:

  • What private equity is, why it matters, what industries it touches, its lingo, and how it impacts your community.
  • How to identify the climate change related risks in your area, and how to compare the local protective measures underway to those in other locations.
  • How the American Rescue Plan Act, the federal infrastructure program and the climate portions of the Inflation Reduction Act are playing out in your community.
  • How to avoid the most common lapses in crime reporting, and provide more complete coverage while holding law enforcement accountable.
  • How to spot the emergence of new immigration trends in your community, and better describe the local impacts.
  • Trace the connections between health care in non-metro areas, middle class household finances and local economies.
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$50.00

Overview

  • Need to enroll more people?
  • Webinars take place on Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern; replays will be available for all participants.
  • Completion of the March private equity series opens the door to apply for a reporting grant of up to $20,000.
  • Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin journalists can get climate change grants up to $15,000.
  • Top experts will give you a clearer understanding of the powerful and complicated role of private equity.
  • Track the impact of massive new federal programs on renewable energy, infrastructure, environmental justice, and more.
  • Tap into trends in immigration and measures to protect against the rising risk of climate-induced threats.
  • Sharpen your coverage of health care dynamics in rural and non-metro areas.
  • Rethink how you cover crime and learn better tactics to report on the context of crime.
  • Connect with other journalists who join you in the Beat Academy training.

Training five or more people?
Check out our custom training.

Journalists, this is your chance to get up to speed on the latest trends driving change in your market. Through a series of expert-led webinars, you and colleagues from your newsroom will get a framework to understand the complexities of the topic, a guide to diverse and trustworthy sources, and a leg up on using hard data relevant to your community.

Journalists new to the newsroom or deep into their careers can benefit from this program.

For $50, you can take advantage of all of the virtual classes offered under Beat Academy, or pick and choose the ones that most apply to your newsroomֱs work. In the span of eight months, attendees will receive tips, sources, inspiration and ideas to cover the powerful and complicated role of private equity; the impact of massive new federal programs on renewable energy, jobs, infrastructure and environmental justice; the climate change related risks in your area; the link in non-metro areas between health care and the fate of the middle class; and more.

We will be updating specifics about each topic under the “Schedule” tab, so please check there for more details.

During 90-minute webinars, youֱll hear top-level journalists explain how they covered a particular story, including their reporting strategies. Leading experts will focus on the emerging dynamics in each of the topic areas, and provide roadmaps to connect reporters to the hard data that matters in their market area.

Follow-up is just as important as training. All training participants will receive regular updates with coverage ideas, topical developments and links to stories by other participants. Fellow participants will be able to connect with each other to solve reporting challenges and flesh out story ideas.

In addition, some of the workshops include reporting grant opportunities for participating newsrooms. Following the private equity workshops, attendees can apply for reporting grants of up to $20,000. For climate change, newsrooms in the Great Lakes region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) can apply for reporting grants up to $15,000.

Individual or group registrations are available. All sessions are recorded for participants.

Funders include the Joyce Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation and the Omidyar Network.

Dates (see schedule tab for more details on each as they become available):

  • The growing reach of private equity (March 2, 16, 30)
  • Preparing for climate change (April 6, 13, 27)
  • Tracking ARPA funds and infrastructure projects near you (May 4, 18)
  • New immigration patterns and challenges (June 8, 15)
  • Bringing a community focus to crime reporting (July 13, 20)
  • Roy Peter Clark’s writing tips for beat reporters (July 27, Aug. 3)
  • Health news your audience can use (Sept. 7, 21)
  • Journalist harassment: A self-defense kit (Oct. 5)
  • Affirmative action retrenchment (Oct. 19)

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern.

Questions?

Contact Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact senior correspondent and ֱ Beat Academy project lead, at beatacademy@poynter.org.

Dates:

Each webinar will last 90 minutes, and recordings of each session will be available.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern.

  • The growing reach of private equity (March 2, 16, 30)
  • Preparing for climate change (April 6, 13, 27)
  • Tracking ARPA funds and infrastructure projects near you (May 4, 18)
  • New immigration patterns and challenges (June 8, 15)
  • Bringing a community focus to crime reporting (July 13, 20)
  • Roy Peter Clark’s writing tips for beat reporters (July 27, Aug. 3)
  • Health news your readers can use (Sept. 7, 21)
  • Journalist harassment: A self-defense kit (Oct. 5)
  • Affirmative action retrenchment (Oct. 19)

Topic One |A risky mix: Private equity profits and vulnerable groups

March 2 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): In this first session, Bloombergֱs Jason Kelly, The Wall Street Journalֱs Lauren Cooper and former private equity fund manager Jeff Hooke take you through the basics of private equity: how it works differently than other investment models, why it can be risky when it touches health care and other services, and why it has grown so quickly to a $4.4 trillion industry. Start learning the tools to spot the reach of private equity at the local level.

March 16 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): In our second session, we drill into private equity and health care with Kaiser Health News’ Fred Schulte, ProPublicaֱs Peter Elkind and WHYYֱs Kenny Cooper. Private equity deals have undercut care at rural hospitals, urban hospitals, nursing homes, dental practices and more. Catch their tips for how to find and report the stories in your community.

March 30 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): Bloombergֱs Kendall Taggart, ProPublicaֱs Heather Vogell, and researcher Eileen OֱGrady with the Private Equity Stakeholders Project talk about what has gone wrong in two areas ֱ services for the disabled and other group settings, and in housing. Hear how they reported their stories, and the resources out there to help journalists find the facts faster.

Bonus: After attending this webinar series, participants can to bolster reporting on private equity in their communities. Read more.

 

Topic Two | Preparing for climate change

April 6 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): Climate change is impacting all aspects of our lives. This session will help fill in knowledge gaps so that journalists can more fully understand the causes of climate change and its risks to communities around the country.

Panelists:

, director of George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication

, director of climate science, Climate Central

, member, national board of directors, NAACP

, lead climate change reporter, The Miami Herald

 

April 13 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): Building on the first session, this workshop will focus on what is already being done to deal with the climate-change-induced harms. What are the responses, adaptation strategies, resilience techniques that are successfully being deployed in communities already?

Panelists:

, the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations and former special assistant to President Barack Obama and senior director for resilience policy on the National Security Council

, director of the University of Minnesotaֱs Climate Adaptation Partnership

, assistant professor at George Mason University

, meteorologist for Telemundo 51 Miami and host of ֱAlerta Verde.ֱ

 

April 27 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): There were several climate-related bills passed this past year, including a transformative Inflation Reduction Act. This session will help journalists track how the policies are playing out in their communities.

Panelists:

, principal deputy director, Office of State and Community Energy Programs

, policy analyst at Atlas Public Policy

, founder, BlocPower

, author and journalist, Midwest Energy News

, policy analysts at Atlas Public Policy

Bonus: After attending this webinar series, participants in six Great Lakes states can apply for a grant to bolster reporting on climate change in their communities. Read more.

 

Topic Three | Tracking ARPA funds and infrastructure projects near you

May 4 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): This session unpacks the tools for tracking how governments have spent ARPA dollars and how much remains in play. Weֱll help you home in on your area, and discuss the forces that shape local decisions. Elected officials face a complicated mix of immediate needs and longer-term ambitions.

Panelists:

, interim vice president and director of Brookings Metro.

, city government reporter for The Baltimore Banner.

 

May 18 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will touch life in your community, and this session will help get you ready to cover it. Announcements of things like $250 million for a bridge between Ohio and Kentucky might seem like a lot of money, but the law has more than 2,000 times that much for everything from how we get from Place A to Place B, to our electric grid, to our water systems, and more. Weֱll walk you through the tools that track the money, and position you to be a watchdog for how your state and local governments handle this infusion of cash.

Panelists:

chief research officer and chief economist at the National Association of Counties (NACo).

, senior fellow at Brookings Metro and leader of the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative.

, writer and editor for the Society of Environmental Journalistsֱ regular TipSheet and Toolbox sections.

 

Topic Four | Immigration

June 8 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern):While immigrants at the United Statesֱ southern border dominate the political narrative, increasingly, the immigrants who stay are finding their way to Americaֱs interior. In this session, we’ll examine immigration patterns, pathways and communities beyond the southern border; demonstrate census and documentation tools you can use to help tell stories in your community; and examine the roles jobs and families play in these stories.

Panelists:

, investigative reporter with The New York Times

, ProPublica reporter writing about immigrants and labor

, senior writer and editor, Pew Research Center

 

June 15 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern):In our second session, we’ll provide a snapshot of where immigration proposals stand at the federal level. From the end of Title 42 to the Biden administration’s push for adding asylum processing centers throughout Central and South America, we’ll fill you in on everything you need to know about the latest legislative ideas and actions.

Panelists:

, senior advisor, immigration and border policy, Bipartisan Policy Center

, reporter covering the U.S. Southern border, Immigration, Texas and beyond for The Washington Post

, ProPublica reporter writing about immigrants and labor

 

Topic Five | Transforming Crime Coverage

July 13 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): Crime coverage is broken, but there are ways to fix it. In this session, we will talk about whatֱs outdated about traditional crime reporting and demonstrate audience-first ways to provide better and more contextual coverage, improving your news organizationֱs relevancy to the community it covers.

Kelly McBride, ֱ senior vice president, Chair Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership

July 20 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): Improving local crime coverage means shifting away from stories about a single crime thatֱs just been committed and instead finding story ideas that focus on crime trends and accountability. In this session, youֱll hear how one local reporter has used publicly available documents and developed sourcing within law enforcement, to produce accountability journalism. Experts from the Marshall Project will share tools and techniques for producing fresh and accurate data about crime.

Kelly McBride, ֱ Senior Vice President, Chair Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership

, state and local accountability reporter, the Tampa Bay Times

, data editor, the Marshall Project, and co-founder, the

, data reporter, the Marshall Project

 

Topic 6 | Writing Tips for Beat Reporters

July 27 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern) Session One: Clarity should be a writerֱs first goal and to help us get there, Roy rolls out a series of questions that apply no matter what the topic. How would I explain this to someone who is not an expert, is there useless information I can delete from my story, where are the points of greatest complexity? Roy then walks us through the mental tool kit to address those questions. The result is writing that is more understandable and clear.

Aug. 3 (1-230 p.m. Eastern) Session Two: A report delivers information; a story creates an experience. For Roy, the distinction is crucial. He helps us understand the difference and spot the raw materials that, properly used, can leave a lasting impact on the reader. And with an example from a 19-year-old writer, he demonstrates that great work can be written on deadline.

Roy Peter Clark, senior scholar and writing coach, The ֱ Institute

 

Topic 7 | Health news your audience can use

Sept. 7 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): In our first session, we’ll help journalists track opioid settlement money at the state and local level. We’ll also explore aspects of telling the story of medical debt through KHN/KFFֱs Bill of the Month program.

Sept. 21 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): In this session, we examine the impact of Medicaid post-COVID-19 retrenchment, with a particular emphasis on health care in rural and nonmetropolitan areas. We will also discuss the tradeoffs for consumers between Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

Panelists:

Noam N. Levey Senior Correspondent, KFF Health News

Aneri Pattani Senior Correspondent, KFF Health News

Kaye Pestaina Vice President and Co-Director, Program on Patient and Consumer Protections at KFF Health News

Bram Sable-SmithMidwest Correspondent, KFF Health News

Daniel Chang Florida Correspondent, KFF Health News

Phil Galewitz Senior Correspondent, KFF Health News

Judith GrahamContributing columnist, writes the ֱNavigating Agingֱ column for KFF Health News

Tricia Neuman Senior Vice President of KFF Health News

Jennifer Tolbert Director of the State Health Reform and Data Program at KFF Health News

 

Topic 8 | Journalist harassment: A self-defense kit

Oct. 5 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern): When it comes to harassment that goes beyond the ordinary hate mail, a plan beats no plan. From everyday common-sense steps you can take, to making sure your newsroom is ready for the worst, we go through the options.

Panelists:

Danny Gawlowski Assistant managing editor for The Seattle Times

Naomi Ishisaka Assistant Managing Editor for Diversity, Inclusion and Staff Development / Social Justice Columnist, The Seattle Times

Jeje MohamedSenior manager for digital safety and free expression at PEN America

Topic 9 | Affirmative action retrenchment

Oct. 19 (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern):The Supreme Courtֱs affirmative action ruling has brought ripple effects across higher education admissions. We show you where to find the data that matters in your area and discuss the framework to help you help your audience understand the options and challenges that schools face.

Panelists:

Eric Hoover Senior writer at the Chronicle of Higher Education

Katharine MeyerFellow in the Governance Studies program for the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution

Sarah ReberSenior Fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings

 

Who should enroll

Reporters, editors, news directors and producers are encouraged to apply. Participation is open to all.

Cost

This course is designed for individuals or multiple members of the same news organization.

Do you need to purchase multiple seats for your organization? Buy additional seats.

The base cost is $50 per person.

Instructors

ֱ Beat Academy Project Lead

  • Jon Greenberg
    Senior Correspondent, PolitiFact
    Jon is a senior correspondent with PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking news service. Since 2011, he has vetted claims from politicians, pundits, Facebook posts and...
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Guest Speakers: Private Equity

  • Jason Kelly
    Over two decades at Bloomberg, Jason Kelly has served as New York bureau chief, executive editor of Bloomberg Television and host of the Bloomberg Businessweek...
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  • Jeff Hooke
    Jeff Hooke is a finance lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. He was a director of Emerging Markets Partnership ֱ a $5...
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  • Eileen O’Grady
    Eileen OֱGradyis the Healthcare Research Director for the Private Equity Stakeholder Project. She has written extensively on issues related to private equity investment in various...
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  • Fred Schulte
    Investigative Reporter, Kaiser Health News
    Fred Schulte has worked at The Baltimore Sun, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and the Center for Public Integrity. He is a four-time Pulitzer Prize...
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  • Peter Elkind
    Reporter, ProPublica
    Prior to joining ProPublica in 2017, Elkind worked at Fortune for 20 years. He wrote such stories as ֱCitizenship for Sale,ֱ about a massive scandal...
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  • Kenny Cooper
    Kenny Cooper is WHYYֱs suburban reporter covering Chester and Delaware counties. He joined WHYY in November 2020. Kenny, a Montgomery County native, graduated in 2020...
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  • Kendall Taggart
    Kendall Taggart joined the investigative team at Bloomberg News this fall. She was previously an investigative reporter at BuzzFeed News, where she broke stories about...
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  • Laura Cooper
    Laura Cooper is a reporter covering deals, private-equity and shareholder activism for The Wall Street Journal in New York. Prior to joining the deals team,...
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  • Heather Vogell
    Heather Vogell is an award winning reporter at ProPublica where she is currently investigating the rental housing market. She has exposed abuse at group homes...
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  • Kayla Gordon
    Kayla Gordon is the North America PR Manager at PitchBook, a financial data and research firm leveraged by professionals in the global capital markets. She...
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  • Brian Eason
    Brian Eason is a watchdog reporter/editor covering metro Atlanta for the Atlanta Journal-Constitutionֱs local government team. Brian has investigated state and local government, housing and...
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Guest Speakers: Climate Change

  • Ed Maibach
    Edward Maibach is a professor and Director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. His research focuses on public understanding of...
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  • Andrew Pershing
    Andrew Pershing, Ph.D. is director of climate science at Climate Central, focusing on expanding public awareness and understanding of climate science across disciplines. As a...
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  • Katherine Egland
    Katherine Egland is a member of the Higher Ground Council and chairs the NAACPֱs environmental and climate justice committee. She has used her grassroots organizing...
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  • Alex Harris
    Alex Harris is the lead reporter for the Miami Heraldֱs climate team, which covers how South Florida communities are adapting to the warming world. Her...
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  • Alice Hill
    David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations
    Alice Hill is theDavid M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environmentat the Council on Foreign Relations. Her work at CFR focuses on the...
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  • Heidi Roop
    Director of the University of Minnesotaֱs Climate Adaptation Partnership
    Dr. Heidi Roop is the Director of theUniversity of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnershipand an Assistant Professor of Climate Science and Extension Specialist at the University...
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  • Luis Ortiz
    Assistant professor at George Mason University
    My research centers on advancing our understanding of how cities interact with the atmosphere in the context of a changing climate, and the impacts these...
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  • Ariel Rodríguez
    Meteorologist for Telemundo 51 Miami and host of ֱAlerta Verde.ֱ
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  • Michael Forrester
    Principal deputy director, Office of State and Community Energy Programs
    Michael Forrester is the former Director for Cincinnatiֱs Office of Environment and Sustainability (OES). While at Cincinnati, Michael lead the installation of, what at the...
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  • Donnel Baird
    Founder, BlocPower
    Donnel Baird is the Founder and CEO of BlocPower, a leading national climate tech company focused on greening aging urban buildings. Baird, was the inaugural...
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  • Spencer Burget
    Policy analysts at Atlas Public Policy
    Spencer is a Policy Analyst at Atlas Public Policy where he contributes to original research and policy analysis on transportation electrification and federal climate investments....
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  • Kari Lydersen
    Author and journalist, Midwest Energy News
    Kari has written for the Energy News Network since January 2011. She is an author and journalist who worked for the Washington Post's Midwest bureau...
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Guest Speakers: Tracking ARPA

  • Alan Berube
    Interim Vice President and Director of Brookings Metro
    Alan Berube is Interim Vice President and Director of Brookings Metro. He leads Brookings Metro in its mission to collaborate with local leaders to transform...
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  • Joe Davis
    Writer and editor responsible for the Society of Environmental Journalistsֱ regular TipSheet and Toolbox sections
    Joe Davis is a writer and editor responsible for the Society of Environmental Journalistsֱ regular TipSheet and Toolbox sections where he points reporters to emerging...
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  • Adie Tomer
    Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro
    Adie Tomer is a Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro and leads the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. Tomer is an expert in infrastructure policy and urban economics,...
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  • Adam Willis
    City government reporter for The Baltimore Banner
    Adam Willis is a city government reporter for The Baltimore Banner, where he is working on a long-term reporting project assessing the impacts of Baltimoreֱs...
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  • Teryn Zmuda
    Chief research officer and chief economist at the National Association of Counties (NACo)
    Teryn Zmuda is the chief research officer and chief economist at the National Association of Counties (NACo), overseeing the Programs and Practices Division and the...
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Guest Speakers: Immigration Patterns and Challenges

  • Zita Arocha
    Professor Emeritus, University of Texas El Paso
    Zita Arocha is a bilingual journalist and was associate professor of practice in the UTEP Department of Communication from 2002 to 2019. She is founder...
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  • Theresa Cardinal Brown
    Managing Director of Immigration and Cross-Border Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center
    Theresa Cardinal Brown is BPCֱs managing director of immigration and cross-border policy. She came to BPC from her own consulting firm, Cardinal North Strategies, LLC....
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  • Hannah Dreier
    Investigative Reporter, The New York Times
    Hannah Dreier is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times. Before joining The Times in 2022, she wrote about immigration policy, federal...
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  • Arelis R. Hernández
    Reporter covering the U.S. Southern border, Immigration, Texas and beyond, Washington Post
    Arelis Hernández has covered hurricanes, mass shootings and most recently, has been in and out of Puerto Rico chronicling the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. She...
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  • Jens Manuel Krogstad
    Senior Writer and Editor, Pew Research Center
    Jens Manuel Krogstad is a senior writer and editor at Pew Research Center. He has authored or edited hundreds of studies on topics that include...
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  • Melissa Sanchez
    Reporter, ProPublica
    She joined ProPublica in 2017 and is focused on immigrants and low-wage workers. Her work here examining Chicagoֱs punitive ticketing and debt collection system helped...
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Guest Speakers: Transforming Crime Coverage

  • David Eads
    Data Editor, The Marshall Project
    David Eads has been trying to make "good internet" for over twenty years. Eads is a co-founder of theInvisible Institute, where he also builtThe View...
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  • Justin Garcia
    State and Local Accountability Reporter, Tampa Bay Times
    Justin Garcia has written extensively about law enforcement and his work has led to both leadership and policy change. Heֱs currently an accountability journalist for...
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  • Weihua Li
    Data reporter, The Marshall Project
    Weihua Li is a data reporter at The Marshall Project. She uses data analysis and visualization to tell stories about the criminal justice system.
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  • Kelly McBride
    Senior Vice President and Chair of Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership
    Kelly McBride is a journalist, consultant and one of the countryֱs leading voices on media ethics and democracy. She is senior vice president and chair...
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Instructor: Writing Tips for Beat Reporters

  • Roy Peter Clark
    Senior Scholar, ֱ
    Roy Peter Clark is known as Americaֱs writing coach, devoted to creating a nation of writers. A PhD in medieval literature, he is widely considered...
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Guest Speakers: Health News

  • Noam N. Levey
    Senior Correspondent, KFF Health News
    Noam N. Levey, Senior Correspondent, joined KFF Health News in January 2021 after 17 years at the Los Angeles Times. Noam has reported on health...
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  • Aneri Pattani
    Senior Correspondent, KFF Health News
    Aneri Pattani is a Senior Correspondent with KFF Health News. Aneri reports on a broad range of public health topics, focusing on mental health and...
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  • Kaye Pestaina
    Vice President and Co-Director, Program on Patient and Consumer Protections at KFF Health News
    Kaye Pestaina, Vice President and Co-Director, Program on Patient and Consumer Protections at KFF Health News. Kaye has more than 25 years of experience in...
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  • Bram Sable-Smith
    Midwest Correspondent, KFF Health News
    Bram Sable-Smith, Midwest Correspondent, joined KFF Health News after eight years covering public health and the social safety net for Wisconsin Public Radio; The Wisconsin...
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  • Daniel Chang
    Florida Correspondent, KFF Health News
    Daniel Chang, Florida Correspondent, covers Florida and the South. He joined KFF Health News in August 2022 after 22 years at The Miami Herald, where...
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  • Phil Galewitz
    Senior Correspondent, KFF Health News
    Phil Galewitz, Senior Correspondent for KFF Health News, covers Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care, hospitals, and various state health issues. He has covered the health beat...
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  • Judith Graham
    Contributing columnist, writes the ֱNavigating Agingֱ column for KFF Health News
    Judith Graham, a contributing columnist, writes the ֱNavigating Agingֱ column for KFF Health News. She has covered health care for more than 30 years. Sheֱs...
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  • Tricia Neuman
    Senior Vice President of KFF
    Tricia Neuman is senior vice president of KFF and executive director of its Program on Medicare Policy. She oversees KFFֱs policy analysis and research pertaining...
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  • Jennifer Tolbert
    Director of the State Health Reform and Data Program at KFF
    Jennifer Tolbert is the director of the State Health Reform and Data Program at KFF and an associate director of its Program on Medicaid and...
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Guest Speakers: Journalist Harassment

  • Danny Gawlowski
    Assistant managing editor for The Seattle Times
    Danny Gawlowskiis the assistant managing editor for The Seattle Times where he serves as a senior leader in a 160-person newsroom that reaches 1.8 million...
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  • Naomi Ishisaka
    Assistant Managing Editor for Diversity, Inclusion and Staff Development / Social Justice Columnist, The Seattle Times
    Naomi Ishisaka is assistant managing editor for diversity, inclusion and staff development at The Seattle Times. She is a journalist and photographer who focuses on...
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  • Jeje Mohamed
    Senior manager for digital safety and free expression at PEN America
    Jeje Mohamedis senior manager for digital safety and free expression at PEN America. She has over nine years of experience working on human rights issues,...
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Guest Speakers: Affirmative Action

  • Eric Hoover
    Senior writer at the Chronicle of Higher Education
    Eric Hooveris a senior writer at the Chronicle of Higher Education where he writes about the challenges of getting to, and through, college. He has...
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  • Katharine Meyer
    Fellow in the Governance Studies program for the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution
    Katharine Meyeris a Fellow in the Governance Studies program for the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution where she has written about...
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  • Sarah Reber
    Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings
    Sarah Reber is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings. Her research focuses on college access, elementary and secondary education finance policy, and school...
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