Join the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and a panel of experts for a free community conversation on Thursday, August 24 at the Champaign Public Library about irrigation in Illinois, current regulations, and what it means for the future of farming as the state’s shifting climate becomes less predictable.
The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and CU-CitizenAccess are hosting a public discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 29 on the local, regional and agribusiness impacts from climate change — ranging from flooding and the water supply to changing weather patterns and agricultural techniques.
In this free, two-hour session, learn how to keep an eye on government and find out what’s happening in your community. Learn the ins and outs of the Freedom of Information Act and how to get the documents you want from your government.
Learn mobile and social media best practices from journalists and others at the upcoming MobileMe&You2 Conference, held simultaneously in Chicago and SanFrancisco on Friday, Oct. 28. The conference continues Saturday, Oct. 29, in Chicago only. Register today!
The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting was part of a two-hour event focused on the Latino migration to central Illinois on Sept. 29, 2015. The event, “The Long Journey Home: The Story of Latino Migration into Central Illinois,” was the second installment of an Illinois Humanities’ series. CU-CitizenAccess.org, Illinois Public Media and the University of Illinois College of Media also helped host the event, which took place at the Spurlock Museum in Urbana, Ill.
The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, through support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and The Poynter Institute, is seeking applications for an all-expense paid workshop covering the U.S. visa system. Deadline to apply is March 22 (apply online).
On Sept. 18, 2013, The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and Poynter Institute conducted a Webinar on covering agribusiness. The Webinar included information about finding documents and people for stories, along with information about coming up with story ideas in any area.
More than two dozens journalists from throughout the U.S. gathered in Champaign, IL for an intense three-day workshop on covering big agribusiness companies.
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