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Headed to NLJGA in Chicago?  Come say ‘hi!’
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Headed to NLJGA in Chicago? Come say ‘hi!’

By on Aug 19, 2014

I am polishing off my Powerpoints and packing my business cards as I get ready to head to Chicago for the 2014 NLGJA Convention.  If you’re in Chicago anyway or specifically coming for the convention, I’d love to say “Hi.” I can update you on the new business journalism certificate program being launched by the […]

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What’s Next in Covering the Affordable Care Act: Self-guided training
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What’s Next in Covering the Affordable Care Act: Self-guided training

“What’s Next in Covering the Affordable Care Act” was originally held on Aug. 6, 2014. After the launch of healthcare.gov, individuals will be anxious to see whether premiums go up when open enrollment, and for the first time, small businesses will be able to shop on an online federal exchange. Also, large businesses will be […]

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

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 […]

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.

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