Media Moves

Online personal finance reporting course offered for minority journalists

May 17, 2011

The International Center for Journalists is offering two online courses in English and Spanish on covering personal finance.

The courses are for Hispanic journalists and US journalists covering finance issues for minority and immigrant communities. They will run July 1 to Aug. 12.

The courses are open to Spanish-speaking and English-speaking journalists from ethnic media. Participants will be trained to effectively cover consumer finance issues including from credit and lending, to housing and mortgages, to retirement planning and investing.

The Spanish course will be led by Xavier Serbia, the editor-in-chief and founder of Serbia is a personal finance syndicated columnist and has written for various Hispanic media outlets.

The English course will be led by Chris Roush, who teaches business and economics reporting at UNC-Chapel Hill and has written six books, including two about business journalism.

At the end of the online courses, three participants will receive a McGraw-Hill Personal Finance Award and cash prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500.

To apply, go here and follow the directions.

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