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Tracking Tribal Cash and Influence to Washington: Self-guided training
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Tracking Tribal Cash and Influence to Washington: Self-guided training

By on Jul 15, 2014

This training was originally held during the Native American Journalists Association’s (NAJA) annual conference in Santa Clara, Calif., July 10, 2014. In Washington, money helps make just about every decision — every law that is passed, every regulation revised and every new or discarded agency policy. From issues unique to Native Americans, such as tribal [...]

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What’s in your wallet … er, mobile device
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What’s in your wallet … er, mobile device

At the shooting at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle Times reporters made heavy use of Twitter for news, updates and photos. But business writers need their mobile devices, too. Here are the apps I find useful if I have to work on the fly with my iPhone and iPad. Maybe commenters will offer some other suggestions. [...]

Mergers & Acquisitions 101: Self-guided training
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Mergers & Acquisitions 101: Self-guided training

“Mergers & Acquisitions 101″ was originally held on June 3, 2014.

Facebook and Instagram. Starbucks and Teavana. Verizon and Vodaphone. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) make for some of the most exciting stories in the 21st century newsroom.

Shadow Money: Unraveling Political Nonprofits’ Spending: Self-guided training
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Shadow Money: Unraveling Political Nonprofits’ Spending: Self-guided training

“Shadow Money: Unraveling Political Nonprofits’ Spending” was originally held on May 14, 2014.

Politics is a big business. Not only is big money publicly shelled out to get candidates elected, but hundreds of millions are spent on a secret political game – the shadow money world dominated by mysterious, politically active nonprofits.

Investigating Government Contractors: Self-guided training
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Investigating Government Contractors: Self-guided training

Investigating Government Contractors was originally held April 22, 2014.

Contractors have literally become a fourth branch of government. Name a government function, and it’s a good bet that it’s being carried out by a contractor, including national security, as we’ve seen with NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Investigating Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers: Self-guided training
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Investigating Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers: Self-guided training

Investigating Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers was originally held April 9, 2014.

Learn whether stockbrokers or investment advisers have run afoul of regulators or been the subject of customer complaints. This one-hour webinar will guide you, step-by-step, through the FINRA BrokerCheck database and the SEC’s Investment Adviser registration database, which contain records on 1.3 million current and former professionals.

Data Visualization: A Hands-On Primer for Business Journalists: Self-guided training
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Data Visualization: A Hands-On Primer for Business Journalists: Self-guided training

This training was originally held during the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Spring Conference in Phoenix, March 27, 2014.

Detecting Corporate Fraud: Self-guided training
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Detecting Corporate Fraud: Self-guided training

This free workshop was originally held on Feb. 26, 2014, preceding the Investigative Reporters & Editors’ NICAR Conference in Baltimore. You can access all the materials from the workshop in this self-guided training. Learn techniques for digging – with an eye for fraud – into U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings and other disclosures.

Perfecting Personality Profiles: Self-guided training
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Perfecting Personality Profiles: Self-guided training

This two-day webinar, Perfecting Personality Profiles, will be held Feb. 5-6, 2014.

In this self-guided training from those two one-hour sessions, Pulitzer winner Jacqui Banaszynski explores the characteristics of memorable and accurate profiles, while offering a range of profile approaches that can suit your purpose, publication and audience. She also dives more deeply into the reporting and writing techniques that can help any beat reporter pursue sparkling profiles.

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