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Better Watchdog Workshop:

Oct. 4, 2003

A "Better Watchdog Workshop" is intended to help those journalists at small- to medium-sized news organizations -- and those in bureaus of larger organizations -- to learn the investigative skills that keep government and business accountable and to produce enterprising and informative stories. Critical among the skills is the ability to use federal and state FOI laws to open the doors to public information.
IRE and SPJ, with funding from the SDX Foundation, have joined forces to offer these fast-paced workshops throughout the United States and show how improved reporting skills, often aided by the employment of open-records laws, can result in top-notch journalism. A small team of expert instructors will run the workshops, which will bring together IRE's expertise at journalism training and SPJ's leadership on FOI issues. Program materials will include a copy of SPJ's "Open Doors," a recently published guide for using FOI laws and some of the best IRE tipsheets on beat coverage.The registration fee includes a 6-month membership in IRE and SPJ.

This workshop is being held in conjunction with the Oregon SPJ chapter.

Host: University of Oregon
Sponsors: The (Eugene, Ore.) Register-Guard and The (Bend, Ore.) Bulletin  http://www.oregongrapevine.com/

homepage: homepage: http://www.ire.org/training/betterwatchdog/eugene.html