I found out last week I was named a fellow for the Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The program pays for its fellows to attend a conference, and the one I will attend will be the week of July 27 in Manhattan. I'm stoked. Here's a bit about the program, from the university's website:
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.
And here's a bit more about the conference I'll be attending:
The program will cover budgets, economic impact, the bond market and debt, pensions and retiree health care, how not to be mislead, better story telling and overcoming reporter and writing challenges.
I learned about the program from a friend who I worked with at The Gazette (if you're reading this, thank you again!). It will be a great opportunity for me to get better versed in the topics I'm covering every day for the paper.