• 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


Applications Closed for summer 2024 Ravitch Programs

Unfortunately both Ravitch summer sessions are full.

The Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program will offer two major programs this summer. A five-day deep dive into fiscal issues, including housing, the week of June 17 for 20 journalists  and a three-day local economic session beginning Monday July 8 for up to 17 journalists.

The application is here: https://ravitch.journalism.cuny.edu/application. Please make sure you mark whether you are applying for the fiscal or local economic session.

As always, the Ravitch program will pay all transportation, hotel, food and incidental expenses. There is no cost to attend. All that is required is your editor’s approval and promise to not have you do assignments while you are here.

The fiscal session, as usual, will cover budgets, bonds, pensions, tax incentives, housing and Biden Administration efforts on infrastructure.

The economic session will cover how to report on a local economy, as well as housing and tax incentives.

Qualified journalists will be accepted beginning March 17 until the programs are filled.

Any questions? Just ask program director Greg David at 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.