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Journalism Schools, Training Groups May Apply to Host a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute in 2013
Sep 19, 2012 (04:09 PM EDT)
Workshop hosts receive funds from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to cover the costs of travel and teaching on critical topics for journalists
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Poynter Institute today announce that applications are open for organizations to host a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute (SRI) in 2013.
SRIs are intensive reporting workshops designed to provide subject-specific expertise and practical skills to working journalists. McCormick is funding seven SRI workshops in 2012. Topics include covering Super PACs, war veterans returning home, child sexual abuse, social protest movements and violence in schools.
Details and an application for 2013 are on Poynter's e-learning site, News University, at https://www.newsu.org/resources/mccormick-sri/.
Most SRI workshops provide two days of teaching to about 20 journalists. To extend the learning beyond the workshop, SRI hosts work with Poynter, a non-profit journalism school, to produce an online resource page for reporters, a Webinar and either a live chat or how-to article on Poynter's website, Poynter.org.
Best applicants will be journalism schools, non-profit organizations or other training groups who propose teaching on a topic of keen interest to citizens, and therefore to journalists, in 2013.
McCormick funds this program through a grant to The Poynter Institute. Poynter and McCormick will select five to seven SRI hosts and topics for 2013, providing each host $30,000 to $50,000 to carry out this work. Funds cover the costs of the training, including travel and lodging for participants.
For more information, e-mail McCormickSRI@poynter.org.
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