Upcoming Trainings

The Society will provide members with free or low-cost regional training and professional development in both beginning and advanced investigative reporting. The skills developed through our trainings can be applied to both beat and project reporting and will be suitable for journalists for all levels of experience.

Upcoming Trainings

The Ida B. Wells Society will hold an investigative journalism workshop on May 6, 2017, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Department of Media, Journalism and Film. The day-long workshop will focus on covering law enforcement and can be applied to both beat and project reporting.  The training will be suitable for journalists at all levels of experience including professional journalists and student journalists.
Some of the nation’s top journalists from media outlets including The New York Times, ProPublica and The Washington Post will serve as trainers.
The training will cover:
  • Using data to deepen your reporting and break stories
  • Developing sources
  • Accessing public records
  • Developing news apps and interactive
  • Pitching stories to editors
  • Organizing your projects
  • Writing compelling investigative narratives

Address for the training:

Howard University School of Communications
Screening Room West, 3rd floor
525 Bryant Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20059

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