SABEW offering paid trips to pension workshop
Journalists are invited to learn how to cover the nationally contentious issue of public pensions at an all-expenses-paid, three-day seminar conducted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in June through a $40,000 grant provided by the McCormick Foundation.
Applications are being received now for up to 20 fellowships that will include airfare, hotel accommodations, meals and seminar fees. Interested journalists should contact Warren Watson, SABEW executive director, at email@example.com or 1-602-496-5186.
Two journalists whose newspapers separately published their work on the issue, Craig Harris of The Arizona Republic and Jason Grotto of the Chicago Tribune, will be among the speakers.
The seminar will begin with an evening program on Wednesday, June 1, continue for a full day Thursday and wrap up in early afternoon on Friday, June 3.
Other invited speakers include Josh Rauh of Northwestern University and Kil Huh of the Pew Center on the States. Both have done research and applied work on the issue. David Milstead of SABEW, a Denver journalist who has developed seminars on public pensions, is helping to formulate the seminar.
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