March webinar: Learn to make FOIA work for you

Training and Mentorship l

By Marina Villeneuve

Wednesdays are now for webinars at Journalism and Women Symposium.

We are now offering our members a free webinar each month geared at boosting reporting and career development skills, thanks to the wonderful support of The Gridiron Club and Foundation. Our webinars will provide even more support and training for our members, including those who are unable to attend our annual Conference and Mentoring Project.

In (belated) honor of Sunshine Week, on Wednesday, March 28 at 4 PM PT/7 PM EST we are hosting a webinar led by Amy Pyle and Victoria Baranetsky of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting.

Amy, editor-in-chief of Reveal, will guide us in the aggressive, specific use of Freedom of Access laws to hold our public officials accountable. She will draw upon her expertise leading a team of editors, reporters and producers who produce unique in-depth national stories.

Victoria, General Counsel at Reveal, has worked for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on matters involving the intersection of technology and media law, access as well as privacy and government surveillance. She is currently an affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and is a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.

You can sign up for the webinar, which costs $25 for non-members, here.

We are looking for your input on webinars for the rest of the year. Please fill out this form if you would like to host a webinar, or if you have any ideas for one.

We are planning webinars on writing on deadline, investigative reporting, the 2018 midterms and mastering a new beat. In particular, we’re looking for hosts from various journalistic professions who represent diverse backgrounds.

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