ICFJ offering data course on covering entrepreneurs
With the support of McGraw Hill Financial, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will offer two online courses for reporters – one in English and one in Spanish – focusing on using data to cover entrepreneurship and financial news.
The online courses will cover topics including startups and small businesses; non-profit companies; mergers and acquisitions; executive compensation; public vs. private companies and using databases to find company news.
The courses will be open to Spanish-speaking and English-speaking journalists working within the United States.
The online courses will run simultaneously and take place from Jan. 11, 2016, through March 7, 2016. Applicants will propose a project that they will develop during the course. From March 14 to April 30, 2016, selected journalists will participate in an online mentoring process to help them finalize their projects.
The English-language course will be led by Chris Roush, who teaches business and economics reporting at the University of North Carolina. Roush has written six books, including two about business journalism. Roush also previously served as an online course trainer for ICFJ’s programs.
The Spanish course will be led by Alfonso Vara-Miguel (PhD). Vara-Miguel is an associate professor of Journalism at the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain), where he has been teaching financial and business journalism for nearly 20 years. Vara-Miguel also served as head of the university’s Media Management Department of the School of Communication (2001) and Director of the Seminar of Financial & Economic Journalism.
To apply, go here.