Attention college journalists: Worth your time, but deadline is Friday

Investigative Reporters and Editors is offering scholarships (travel, lodging, meal stipend) to its Campus Coverage Project Jan. 5-8 in Phoenix, Ariz.

The deadline is Friday, so don’t put it off. This is free training from a national organization in Arizona in the winter. You can’t beat that.

I love that many of the topics they will address are ones I covered in three posts earlier this month. What an opportunity to get some real training into how to really dig on your campus.

Some of the program’s content:

  • Use the Internet as an investigative reporting tool.
  • Read budget documents and find the stories that matter.
  • Prepare for tough interviews and come away with the information you need.
  • Analyze your school’s performance to see how it measures up.
  • Examine athletic programs—and their funding.
  • Use legal tools to pry open foundations, auxiliaries and other secretive campus institutions.
  • Examine issues on your campus in the context of national debates on higher education.

Remember those last three from my posts?

  • Athletics: Look beyond the games
  • The Foundation
  • Higher Education: Read the Chronicle of Higher Education and localize

Let IRE help you do it.


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