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Covering Islam and Muslims in America
November 6 - November 10, 2005
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Southern California
In partnership with the Social Science Research Council and The New York Times Company Foundation

The Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and the USC Annenberg Knight Chair in Media and Religion, in partnership with the Social Science Research Council and the New York Times Company Foundation, present a seminar that will explore in-depth the practice of Islam and the Muslim experience in America.


DISCLOSING COMPANY SECRETS: Finding Hidden Stories in Financial Documents
November 15 - November 18, 2005
Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

The Western Knight Center is now accepting applications for this in-depth, expenses-paid seminar which will bring 16 professional journalists together with some of the nation’s leading investigative financial journalists. The experts will share investigative techniques for uncovering revealing information from financial statements and analyst reports. Fellows also will learn how to uncover stories from paperwork filed with local, state and federal regulatory agencies. Fellows will gain greater skill in writing compelling business profiles and organizing and constructing powerful narratives.


Stem Cell Research
February 13 - February 16, 2006
Graduate School of Journalism
University of California, Berkeley
in partnership with the Knight Chair in Science and Technology Reporting

Stem cell research promises to launch a medical revolution, unseen seen since the development of antibiotics a century ago. Already it has sparked political and ethical controversies. For the science, health, business or political journalist, the story on stem cell science offers rich opportunities and special challenges.


Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Seminar
March 26 - March 31, 2006
Graduate School of Journalism
University of California, Berkeley
in partnership with the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation

The Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism in partnership with the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation is accepting applications for this expenses-paid seminar that combines practical instruction in multimedia reporting with in-depth exploration of media convergence and other critical issues for online news operations.


 
What fellows have to say about past seminars:
"I was most impressed with the structure of the program - how each speaker built on what we'd learned from the prior ones - and how together we saw all sides of issues I didn't realize were so complex (despite 20 years in the business). I know this will allow me to ask better questions, and isn't that what we all need to do better - ask the right questions and then listen."
- Kevin Carmody, Austin American-Statesman
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