The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, through its partner The Poynter Institute, funds reporting workshops each year called Specialized Reporting Institute (SRI). SRIs meet the growing need to provide journalists and others with subject-specific expertise and practical reporting training on issues or topics in the news.
Each workshop convenes a diverse group of journalists, often from small to mid-sized news organizations, plus educators, for a program lasting about two days. (Here are previous SRI topics, hosts and locations, with links to sample agendas.) Poynter produces a webinar and a page of reporting resources on the topic for NewsU.
SRI workshop participants represent all media platforms, and SRI funds cover participants’ travel, lodging and tuition.
We are working with the McCormick Foundation on the plan for 2016 and will update this page when we know the details. We hope to announce a new schedule of SRIs by summer.