SABEW given grant to hold public pensions seminar
The McCormick Foundation awarded the Society of American Business Editors and Writers a $40,000 grant to conduct specialized journalism training on covering the nationally contentious issue of public pensions.
Five other organizations will receive grants to host journalism training on key, timely topics through McCormick’s Specialized Reporting Institute program. McCormick and its administrative agent for this grant initiative, The Poynter Institute, selected the nonprofit groups for grants totaling $250,000.
SABEW’s program, “Covering Public Pensions,” will be held June 1 to June 3 at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State Univertsity.
The Cronkite School is home to SABEW, the largest organization of business and economic journalists.
“This roster of SRI hosts will continue to help strengthen the quality and depth of journalism,” said Clark Bell, director, McCormick Foundation’s Journalism Program, in a statement. “By giving these organizations an opportunity to facilitate these workshops and share their knowledge, we hope to arm journalists with an expanded source network, valuable resource materials, and a list of solid story ideas.”
The SABEW program will be geared to the news, said executive director Warren Watson.
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