Webinar: Just the Facts
Obtaining and using the information you need to report accurately
Who reads a city budget when growing up, going to college or first entering the workforce? Or questions authorities to explain a matter until every detail is crystal clear? Few, if any, yet skilled reporters and photographers rely on these practices to become successful journalists. This webinar will utilize a set of tools and basics to arm new reporters as well as boost veterans' skills in reporting.
This webinar will cover:
- How to get the information you need from documents and interviews.
- How to stay focused on a story when sources try to lead you away from it.
- How to meet deadlines effectively.
- How to work as a team of reporters, photographers, editors to one common goal.
Lyle Muller is the executive director-editor of the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism. He is a former editor of The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa). He was a senior editor on the team that directed coverage of an Iowa flooding disaster, which won The Gazette the Society of Professional Journalists' national Sigma Delta Chi award for deadline reporting in 2008. A 1992 Council for the Advancement of Science Writing national fellow, his focus as a reporter was on health, science and higher education.
The registration fee is $35 - if your registration is received by Monday, March 10. Fees increase to $45 after March 10.