Investigative Reporters & Editors workshop Oct. 5 in Lexington. Register now!

Register now to attend the  Investigative Reporters & Editors Watchdog Workshop at the University of Kentucky on Oct. 5.  Registration includes a free (or extended) one-year IRE membership.

Speakers include Beth Musgrave of the Lexington Herald-Leader; R.G. Dunlop and Eleanor Klibanoff of the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting; Matt Mencarini of the Courier-Journal; James Pilcher of The Cincinnati Enquirer; Claudia Vargas of The Philadelphia Inquirer; Paula Vasan of WHAS11 in Louisville; Cody Winchester of IRE and the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting; and more.

The cost is just $55 for professionals — less than the cost of an annual IRE membership! — and $25 for students. Optional hands-on spreadsheet training will be offered Sunday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. No prior data experience is necessary. Additional cost: $30.

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Have lunch Friday with NPR’s Howard Berkes

Howard Berkes, who recently retired from National Public Radio, will be in town this week to be honored at the Al Smith Dinner as one of the winners of the 2019 Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, tenacity and integrity in rural journalism.

Before he leaves Friday, Berkes has agreed to have an informal lunch with members of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as other interested local journalists.  Join us Friday at noon at Goodfellas Pizza in the Distillery District, 1228 Manchester St.

Breakfast with Terry Anderson

SPJ members and student and professional journalists interested in joining SPJ are invited to an informal breakfast gathering with journalism educator and former Associated Press Mideast correspondent Terry Anderson, who was held hostage in Lebanon from 1985-1991. He will be in town speaking at the University of Kentucky and has agreed to chat over breakfast before he leaves. We will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the restaurant of the Campbell House Lexington, 1375 S. Broadway.  We will be ordering from the regular menu, but please let Tom Eblen know if you plan to attend so we can reserve enough seating.