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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.
APPLY FOR THE EDITORS CONFERENCE APRIL 3-4:
The second Ravitch editors conference will be Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 4.
This two-day session will provide in-depth sessions on what editors need to know about budgets, bonds, pensions and documents your reporters are or should be using. On the second day, editors will join with a group of Ravitch alums (reporters and editors) in a Trump session on how the new regime in Washington will revolutionize federal aid to states and localities, the Affordable Care Act and infrastructure. The sessions will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York
The programs pay all transportation expenses and provides the hotel and meals while in New York.
Editors should apply by filling out an application at Ravitch.Journalism.Cuny.Edu/Application.
Deadline Feb. 28 but earlier applications will be given preference.
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.
APPLY FOR THE NEXT FULL WEEK SEMINAR
The next full week seminar for reporters on fiscal policy will be held in early January 2017 at the CUNY J School in New York. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application when the dates are set.
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.