How to Cover the Business of Agribusiness

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September 18, 2013 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
How to Cover the Business of Agribusiness
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$9.95
Originally Broadcast On:
September 18, 2013
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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From food safety to farms to energy and pollution, agribusiness is one of the biggest topics in the world. But how do you get started? Who do you talk to? What documents and data can you use?

This Webinar will take you through the basic issues and the resources to help you cover issues surrounding agribusiness, including federal and state agencies, watchdog groups, websites and university researchers.

We will show you how you can produce both quick and in-depth stories, and connect you to journalists from a recent Specialized Reporting Institute sponsored by the McCormick Foundation and Poynter.

What Will I Learn:
  • Story ideas that can jumpstart your work
  • Where to find reports, audits and investigations that will tip you off to agribusiness issues and give context for your reporting
  • How to find and use national datasets that can be localized for your reporting
  • How to keep up with the latest issues through following websites, social issues and other journalists’ work
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, editors, producers, bloggers and others who cover agricultural and agribusiness issues in their area or who want to do stories on food safety.

Course Instructor:

Brant Houston

Brant Houston is the Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, teaching investigative and advanced reporting. Houston became the chair after serving for more than a decade as the executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), a 4,000-member organization, and as a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Sponsor:

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Col. Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The foundation is one of the nation's largest foundations, with more than $1 billion in assets.

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