Social media workshop set for Seattle

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Ramp up your social media reporting skills with Kiplinger Program training during an Investigative Reporters and Editors workshop Nov. 14-15 in Seattle.

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Kiplinger director Doug Haddix

On Nov. 14, Kiplinger Program director Doug Haddix will present “The Web for investigations.” The presentation will feature advanced online search techniques, as well as links to find documents and databases on deadline. Haddix also will show how to use social media to find experts, witnesses during breaking news and people affected by trends.

Other speakers at the workshop include Ken Armstrong, The Marshall Project; Caley Cook, University of Washington; Jaimi Dowdell, IRE; Susannah Frame, KING5-Seattle; Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week; Martha Kang; Tableau Software; Tony Kovaleski, NBC Bay Area; Kate Martin, The News Tribune; Justin Mayo, Seattle Times; and Robert McClure, InvestigateWest.

They will tackle topics including interview tactics, developing an investigative mindset, data reporting and public records.

On Nov. 15, Haddix will lead a three-hour social media deep dive. That workshop will focus on Twitter Tricks and Analytics; Reporting and Tracking with Storify; and Crowdsourcing with Google Forms. Class size is limited, so register early to reserve a seat.

For information and to register, please visit the IRE Seattle Watchdog Workshop page online.

 

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