From the Texas Center for Community Journalism:
FORT WORTH – TCU’s Texas Center for Community Journalism and the Texas Press Association have partnered with the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism to bring free training in business journalism to the community journalists of Texas.
The daylong workshop, Uncovering the Best Local Business Stories, will take place April 26 in the Brown-Lupton University Union at Texas Christian University. Online registration is now open for the workshop.
Instructors include Linda Austin, executive director of the Reynolds Center; Carlie Kollath of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal; Chris Roush of the University of North Carolina; and Doug Swanson of The Dallas Morning News.
Attendees will learn how to find stories in the business of government and how to cover economic-development agencies at the state and local levels.
The workshop will also cover locating public information on private companies, finding stories in publicly available databases and about small businesses, and localizing national and international stories for local audiences.
This free training is geared to the needs of generalists in smaller newsrooms and business journalists looking to jump-start their local coverage.
For more information,
Tommy Thomason at the Texas Center for Community Journalism.