- Reporting the U.S. Workplace
Reporting the U.S. Workplace
"You cover work, you cover everything."
— Bill Serrin
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Reporting the U.S. Workplace brings together reporters from across the country for a two-day workshop at the Newmark J-School to learn from top journalists and experts about crucial and current workplace issues. This all-expenses paid program gives participants the tools and knowledge to do both in-depth and daily coverage of the nation’s workforce.
The curriculum emphasizes case studies of standout workplace reporting, key and current controversies, hands-on practical research skills, using government and corporate data, finding stories, overcoming reporting challenges and improving storytelling. The lectures are expected to range from covering labor relations to the way globalization, technology and the climate challenge are disrupting work.
“I learned so much from this, it exceeded every expectation, and I met so many wonderful colleagues. Thank you many times over for all the labor that went into organizing such a robust and thoughtful gathering.”
“I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who wants to attend. Structurally put together well, flow was easy to follow and learn from, and everyone was so engaging. Thank you for the great opportunity.”
“Speakers were all interesting and spoke on subjects that were relevant and complementary. Program was clearly very well-conceived – down to the very detailed research tipsheet that was sent out. Couldn’t have been better.”
“I loved this program. Every session was valuable, and the group of attendees was great. I’m going back to my paper and pitching a labor beat.”
The next program is to take place *in-person* on the J-School’s Manhattan campus, June 14-16, 2023. June 16 is a new and optional third day for participants who would like to learn how to do a deep dive into OSHA/WorkersComp research.
Please email Alexandra Lescaze if you would like to be added to the email list to receive the announcement when applications open.
Who should apply?
Reporters who are: new to the labor beat; local and general assignment; covering business, city, state, arts, education, health, and sports beats; at news outlets that don’t have labor beats or who are freelance and independent. Applicants can be working in text, video, radio or photography.
We are committed to building diversity on this beat, and recognize the importance of having journalists with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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This program will take place at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, which is located near Times Square at 219 West 40th Street, New York, NY.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, and conclude at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Day 3, June 16, will run from 10am – 4pm.
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The Reporting the U.S. Workplace program is funded by a generous donation to the Sidney Hillman Foundation from Jesse C. Crawford. Crawford is a trying-to-be-retired entrepreneur and business owner. He is the president and CEO of the Atlanta-based, Crawford Media Services, Inc. He worked in print journalism in the late 1960s/early 1970s, and for nearly 40 years his businesses have provided services to radio and television channels, networks, and cable channels. Early in his life, Crawford belonged to both craft and industrial unions, and participated in labor struggles. He believes that a strong and vibrant labor union movement and a free, engaged and dynamic press are both vital to an informed citizenry, the commonweal and a democratic political economy.
Crawford has no role in the editorial content of the program.
Former New York Times labor reporter
Executive Director, Economic Hardship Reporting Project
Investigative Journalist in Residence, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
President, Center for Community Change
Send them to Alexandra Lescaze at firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 448-6413.