Medicare Reform: Reporting Past the Rhetoric

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October 17, 2012 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Medicare Reform: Reporting Past the Rhetoric
Originally Broadcast On:
October 17, 2012
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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The future of Medicare is on the 2012 presidential election main stage. The real work on reform will happen in 2013 and beyond. Get the background you need to cover various proposals with accuracy and context.

What Will I Learn:
  • Prevailing reform options
  • How to make accurate comparisons
  • Resources that will aid in reporting
  • Different sources to deepen your knowledge of the issues
  • How to sort through the sound bites and cover new reform plans effectively as they emerge
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, freelance writers and bloggers covering the 2012 election or writing about Medicare.

Course Instructor:

E.J. Mitchell

E.J. is an award-winning editor and reporter. Over the last 25 years, he has worked for Gannett news operations around the country, including The Detroit News, The Enquirer in Cincinnati and the Courier-Journal in Louisville. As The Detroit News managing editor, he oversaw an investigative project that was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and he has spent his career committed to helping journalists improve their craft.

Training Partner:

The Medicare NewsGroup

Created by journalists, for journalists, The Medicare NewsGroup is an independent resource for Medicare news, policy and legislation with original and curated content. Optimized for reporters, writers, bloggers and editors who produce news and commentary on Medicare, aims to be a digital encyclopedia of Medicare that organizes past, current and future information, news, events, research and legislation relating to the topic.

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