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    BARLETT & STEELE AWARDS
    Applications are coming in for our awards which celebrate the best in investigative business journalism. Work published in the year ending June 30. Deadline: Aug. 1. | More

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  • What’s Next in Covering the Affordable Care Act at EIJ: Nashville, Sept. 5
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    What’s Next in Covering the Affordable Care Act at EIJ: Nashville, Sept. 5

    Calendar: Workshops, Webinars, Free Training

    Get ready to cover open enrollment this fall for both individuals and small businesses under the Affordable Care Act.

    A year after the launch of healthcare.gov, individuals will be anxious to see whether premiums go up when open enrollment starts Nov. 15, and for the first time, small businesses will be shopping on healthcare.gov to buy the coverage for their employees.

  • Branding for Journalists at EIJ: Nashville, Sept. 5
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    Branding for Journalists at EIJ: Nashville, Sept. 5

    Calendar: Workshops, Webinars, Free Training

    You’ve heard about journalists and personal branding for a few years. And if you’re like most journalists, you thought: Oh, that’s just a buzz phrase. Isn’t branding just marketing? Isn’t branding just selling out?

    Some of that is true, but the reality is that you are branding yourself, whether intentionally or not. You are creating your brand. This session explores ways you can grab the wheel and take control. Bring a laptop or tablet and get started fine-tuning your brand.

  • Data Journalism 101: SPJ/RTDNA, Nashville, Sept. 4
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    Data Journalism 101: SPJ/RTDNA, Nashville, Sept. 4

    Calendar: Workshops, Webinars, Free Training

    Behind the winners of most major investigative awards including the Pulitzers is a database – or maybe even a slew of databases. Yet number phobia has kept many of us from fully exploiting databases as a tool in our reporting skill set.

    Fear no more! In this session for those with no previous database experience, Pulitzer winner Michael J. Berens of The Seattle Times demystifies data and shows you how to find and mine databases for unique enterprise stories.

  • As highway fund is debated, how does the local business of road building fare?
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    As highway fund is debated, how does the local business of road building fare?

    Beats, Economy, Featured, Green | Sustainability, Melissa Preddy, Small | Private | Non-profit, Story ideas, Technology

    The federal Highway Trust Fund is projected to run out of money on August 1.   Congress is as usual eschewing a long-term, sweeping vision in favor of a short-term patch.   According to Bloomberg, odds are that a House version of a transportation bill will make it to President Obama for signature. With looming funding issues, [...]

  • Fresh peg on new domain names: “dot-vodka,” “dot-Christmas,” “dot-fail”
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    Fresh peg on new domain names: “dot-vodka,” “dot-Christmas,” “dot-fail”

    Beats, Featured, Manufacturing | Large companies, Media | Advertising, Melissa Preddy, Personal finance, Small | Private | Non-profit, Story ideas

    Looking for a business story that spans the corporate world, small companies and even consumers & personal finance? The 2014 rollout of new top-level domain names is underway, but flying surprisingly under most radar screens.   If you haven’t yet written about the upcoming availability of hundreds of alternatives to good old .com and .net, you’ve [...]

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