• 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



The Ravitch Reporting Program has scheduled its five-day Fiscal Reporting session for July 10-July 14 and the three-day Local Economic Reporting session will be held July 19-21.

The program pays all expenses including transportation, hotel and food and there is no cost to attend.

Applications are now open and those accepted will be notified the week of March 27.

The application is @ https://ravitch.journalism.cuny.edu/application.

The five-day Fiscal Reporting session covers budgets, bonds, pensions, tax incentives and will generally follow the schedule of the January program available at https://ravitch.journalism.cuny.edu/schedule. In addition, the program will feature an expanded session on the federal infrastructure and climate bill and a new session on covering government efforts to deal with the housing crisis.

The three-day Local Economic session focuses on covering employment and other key indicators of a local or state economy, tax incentives, as well as the federal infrastructure and climate bills and the new housing session.

Any questions? Email program director Greg Davcid @ greg.david@journalism.cuny.edu


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 three-day 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 emails, social media, website, and by creating a network of reporters covering the beat. The Ravitch Program is funded by generous grants from Richard Ravitch, long-time New York civic leader.