Training

Mastery of Microsoft Excel and Word, proficient in Access; experienced in searching Web-based databases and search engines; experienced in Web publishing with Zope and WordPress.

Kiplinger Fellowship (upcoming), a week-long training to receive training on digital tools and tactics on topics including using social media for reporting; branding and audience engagement; spreadsheets and data visualization; smartphone videography; and media ethics; Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, April 2016, Columbus, Ohio.

Computer-Assisted Reporting Boot Camp, a week-long training in using spreadsheets, databases and web tools to analyze information and translating that information into stories, Investigative Reporters and Editors, January 2016, Columbia, Missouri.

Total Newsroom Training, a two-day training designed to increase the ability of news organizations to provide watchdog and enterprise coverage, Investigative Reporters and Editors, July 2015, Hyannis, Massachusetts.

New England First Amendment Institute, a three-day seminar for journalists in New England to learn the latest investigative and database reporting techniques and public records access skills, New England First Amendment Coalition, November 2014, Dedham, Massachusetts.

Covering Globalization at the Local Level: Beyond the NATO/G8 Summits, a three-day specialized reporting institute, Poynter Institute and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, March 2012, Chicago.

Covering Public Pensions, three-day reporting workshop, Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, June 2011, Phoenix.

Be a Better Business Watchdog, a computer-assisted reporting workshop, Reynolds Center, November 2010, Milwaukee

Access Denied: the 2006 Freedom of Information Summit, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors, April 2006, Indianapolis.

Better Watchdog workshop and computer-assisted reporting training, Investigative Reporters and Editors, May 2004, Muncie.

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