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- August 24, 2010 Enroll Now
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- Reporting the Oil Disaster: Beyond the Surface & Spill
- Originally Broadcast On:
- August 24, 2010
- Time Estimate:
- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
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Even though the Deepwater Horizon oil well has been capped, there are plenty of stories to cover. Did you know the chicken industry is affected by the oil disaster? Learn how to investigate over-looked issues caused from oil contamination in the Gulf. Find story ideas, no matter what area you cover, that go beyond the obvious
This Webinar shares examples of various domino effects rooted from the oil disaster and how they lead into a web issues that go beyond the Gulf.
This a McCormick Foundation Specialized Reporting Institute: The Gulf Oil Disaster: Covering What Comes Next, hosted by The Poynter Institute at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, La.
The McCormick Foundation launched the Specialized Reporting Institute series in 2006. These intensive journalism workshops provide subject-specific expertise and practical reporting training in timely, specialized topics of importance to media consumers. Some topics are initiated and solicited by the Foundation.
Part of the cost of this Webinar is underwritten by the McCormick Foundation.
What Will I Learn:
- Best practices to look beyond the obvious
- Techniques to spot connections
- How to manage interviews that can further your investigation
Who Should Take this Course:
Reporters, producers, editors and others who want to explore the connections between the oil disaster and its impact on their community.
Robert A. Thomas is the director of the Center for Environmental Communications at Loyola. He served three years as the interim director of the School of Mass Communication. Thomas was the founding director of the Louisiana Nature Center, where he served as the liaison for the community in information pertaining to science education, environmental issues, and natural history.
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