Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Opening Washington’s File Cabinet
Journalists on accessing federal information from your newsroom
When: 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2006
Where: Hosted by The Austin American Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave.,
Austin, Texas 78704
RSVP: to firstname.lastname@example.org or call
202-663-7286, with your name, affiliation, address, telephone and email
This day-long seminar presented by the National Press Foundation and
Congressional Quarterly will cover strategies for extracting information
from Washington. Seasoned journalists will share expertise in tapping into
online resources and cultivating political and governmental contacts at the
national levels. Year-long access to Congressional Quarterly data bases
will be made available to participants. Through the Internet and other
means, this wealth of information is now available to enrich the work of
journalists everywhere – if you know where to find it! Presenters include:
- Jill Barshay, economics specialist for Congressional Quarterly’s
CQ Weekly magazine;
- James R. Carroll, Washington Bureau Chief for The Louisville
- Patricia Edmonds, formerly head of the online news operation at
National Public Radio and a reporter for USA Today and The Detroit Free Press.
- Isaiah J. Poole, U.S. House leadership reporter for Congressional
- David Rapp, Executive Editor of Congressional Quarterly
- Nolan Walters, Director of Programs for the National Press
Open to all print, broadcast, online or active freelance journalists.
Sessions will focus on:
- Public Security: A to Z
- Capitalizing on Congressional Connections
- Untangling the Social Safety Net
- The Business of Government is Business
- Strategies for Tapping into Washington
There is no cost, but reservations are required. Lunch and breakfast will
be served. For more information about the speakers or the agenda for the
day, see the National Press Foundation website.
To reserve a seat, e-mail
email@example.com or call
202-663-7286. Provide your name, affiliation, address, telephone and email.
The National Press Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation.
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