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Funeral-home e-mail scam highlights new phishing woes
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Funeral-home e-mail scam highlights new phishing woes

It’s been a rough few months for consumers.  First, millions learned that shopping at their friendly discount store – or upscale department store – may have exposed their financial information to overseas hackers. That series of incidents – on top of drumbeat headlines about government spying and invasion of privacy – has percolated fears about [...]

Day 3: Reynolds Week 2014 – Strictly Financials resources
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Day 3: Reynolds Week 2014 – Strictly Financials resources

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 3 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism. Gary Trennepohl, professor of finance at Oklahoma State University, led Day 3′s Strictly Financials sessions [...]

Day 3: Reynolds Week 2014 – Business Journalism Professors resources
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Day 3: Reynolds Week 2014 – Business Journalism Professors resources

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 3 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

The business journalism professors continued their exploration of financial statements with Jimmy Gentry, professor and former dean at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas.

Investigating the Business of Government: Self-guided training
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Investigating the Business of Government: Self-guided training

This free workshop was originally held on Jan. 23, 2014 in Lexington, Ky.

Governments award millions of dollars in contracts and are often some of the largest employers in town. Yet journalists sometimes overlook the business stories in the workings of local and state government. The Watergate admonition to “follow the money” applies to investigations of government at all levels, down to the economic-development agency and library board.

IRE watchdog workshop will focus on financial and data
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IRE watchdog workshop will focus on financial and data

IRE’s highly rated Watchdog Workshop, held in New York City at the end of this month, will have a particularly interesting focus for business journalists. 2014 New York Watchdog Workshop will include an expanded program that will include two extra tracks focused on financial and data journalism. WHEN & WHERE Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 – [...]

Reynolds Center free-training sked stresses investigative journalism
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Reynolds Center free-training sked stresses investigative journalism

From investigative topics to social media, profile writing and data viz, the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has a wide-ranging lineup of free training for journalists coming this spring and summer.

Shadow Money: Unraveling Political Nonprofits’ Funding: Online, May 14
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Shadow Money: Unraveling Political Nonprofits’ Funding: Online, May 14

Politically active nonprofits take advantage of loopholes in the Internal Revenue Service’s rule book to build complex webs of entities – linked together by money – to win political races and keep the source of the money secret. During this free, one-hour webinar from the Reynolds Center and the Center for Responsive Politics, you’ll learn where to find how this money is being spent on the issues important to your beat and how to begin unraveling the web of organizations behind it all.

Tracking Tribal Cash and Influence to Washington: Santa Clara, Calif., July 10
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Tracking Tribal Cash and Influence to Washington: Santa Clara, Calif., July 10

In the last two decades, tribes and Native communities have begun asserting themselves in Washington like never before. This free workshop will teach Native American journalists and others how to tap into the world of money and influence in Washington, and better understand how decisions affecting tribes and Native communities are being influenced — and who is trying to influence them.

On data, tips, outrage: Pulitzer-winner Raquel Rutledge opens Reynolds Week
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On data, tips, outrage: Pulitzer-winner Raquel Rutledge opens Reynolds Week

Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Raquel Rutledge has spent her career uncovering the painful truths behind some of Wisconsin’s controversial news stories. From exposing fraud in the state’s child-care subsidy system to alerting readers why shoddy fuel was making its way past inspections and into their vehicles, Rutledge understands how to pull together stories that take [...]

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