• Hurricane Harvey


    Tracking the fiscal impact
  • All Expenses Paid


    Fully Funded Fellowships by Ravitch Program
  • The Politics of Budgets


    Why Mayors Make Dumb Decisions
  • Understanding Pensions


    and Health Care Too
  • Better Fiscal Reporting


    On State and Local Issues

RAVITCH FISCAL REPORTING PROGRAM

The Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program was the best week of journalism I’ve had in a long time, and perhaps ever. Resources for news training are extremely scarce in my part of the country, as is time, so attending the all-expenses paid program was like winning the lottery.”

The Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the CUNY J School provides advanced training in state and local fiscal issues through week-long and weekend programs emphasizing in-depth knowledge of key controversies, overcoming reporting challenges and improving storytelling. It will help reporters stay on top of breaking issues through its email newsletter and website, and create a network of reporters covering the beat. The Ravitch Program is funded by generous grants from Richard Ravitch, long-time New York civic leader, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

NEXT RAVITCH SESSION JAN. 8 to 12

Deadline for applications is Monday Nov. 6

The next full week session of the Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program will be the week of Jan. 8 with sessions beginning Monday Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. and concluding by 12 on Friday Jan. 12. The key sessions will cover budgets, bonds and debt, pensions, tax incentives and other topical issues. The program covers all expenses — transportation, hotel and food.

The application is here:

Application

 

For more information contact Ravitch Program director Greg David at greg.david@journalism.cuny.edu.

APPLY FOR REPORTING GRANTS

The Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is seeking proposals for fiscal reporting projects from both established media outlets and freelancers.

The program defines fiscal policy broadly. It includes budget issues, debt, pensions and other post-employment obligations and funding for them. A high priority is given to mismanagement and chicanery. The program also includes tax policy, its implications and how fiscal stress changes governmental priorities. We are interested in stories on specific issues, on states and municipalities in fiscal distress, on broad public policy issues and on the consequences of fiscal policies.

Both topics on specific states and localities and projects with a national focus will be considered.

In general, grants are for up to $15,000.

Click here for full details and application.

CHECK OUT THE ONLINE FISCAL REPORTING COURSE

The Ravitch Program offers on online fiscal reporting course for reporters unable to attend the full week seminar in New York.

Click here to check out and sign up for the course.