• State on inequality


    How local policies matter
  • 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.”

IN-DEPTH SESSION ON PUERTO RICO JAN. 23-24

The Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program will convene a two-day session for journalists covering Puerto Rico on Thursday Jan. 23 and Friday Jan. 24 to both probe issues ranging from Promesa to corruption and to discuss better ways to cover the crisis. The Ravitch Program is part of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and the conference will be held at the school located in Times Square.

The program will pay for travel, hotel and other expenses for up to 15 journalists coming from Puerto Rico or other American cities. There is no cost to attend, but applications are required. Click here to apply.

Four spots remain for journalists from outside New York.  Dec. 20 is the deadline for New York-based journalists to apply.

Sessions will explore the impact of Promesa, the legal challenge to the law, the plan to deal with bondholders, the state of the economy, political conflict and corruption.

Sessions will be led by Carla Minet, editor of the Center for Investigative Journalism; Antonio Weiss, former assistant Treasury secretary who led the team drafting Promesa, Cate Long, Richard Cooper, cross-border bankruptcy and restructuring specialist at Cleary Gottlieb and Matt Fabian, partner at Municipal Market Analytics, NBC News investigative reporter Andrew Lehren and Newmark investigative reporter in residence Tom Robbins. The governor and chair of the Promesa board have also been invited to speak.

Participants will be invited to an informal dinner at the J School on Wednesday and to an evening event on Thursday intended for a general audience.

 

THE JANUARY SESSION IS AT CAPACITY; WATCH FOR JULY ANNOUNCEMENT

Dates for the July session will be announced in March. If you want to be notified send an email to greg.david@journalism.cuny.edu

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York  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.