Stretched thin with daily stories, web postings and extra responsibilities? Feel like you can’t do the kind of depth reporting you want? Or maybe you just want to improve your reporting skills and bolster your already stellar stories? Then make sure to attend this special session on strategies for acquiring public records by Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Trainer and public records expert Joey Senat.
The chapter will host a free two-hour program “The Art of Access: Strategies for getting public records to improve your reporting and life” on June 22, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. at WOSU’s Public Media Station at COSI, 333 West Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215. (Parking available in nearby lots.)
The event is free, but seating is limited and registration is required: http://2012spjaccess.eventbrite.com
Senat will cover:
- Great ideas for document-based stories you can do in your community;
- Strategies for effective records requests and overcoming denials;
- Tactical skills for getting officials to give you what you need;
- Tips for making records part of your daily routine while stretched thin;
- Rousing inspiration for doing great journalism in tough times;
- And he’ll answer your questions
In addition to serving as SPJ’s FOI trainer, Dr. Joey Senat is Associate Professor of the Oklahoma State University School of Media and Strategic Communications. He has a diverse and extensive background in matters related to access and using public records.
The program is hosted by the Central Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, WOSU Public Media, the Ohio Newspaper Foundation and Columbus Business First.