National Press Club

Journalism Institute seminar to help reporters follow the money

March 13, 2019 | By Julie Moos | jmoos@press.org

Reporters who don't normally wade through campaign finance filings will get a crash course on what to look for during the 2020 elections at a workshop on Monday, March 18, sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute.

The program will run from 10 a.m. to noon in the Bloomberg Room.

Registration is required to attend. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for nonmembers and can be purchased online.

Bring a laptop and questions to get the most out of the workshop from such experts as Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, and Paul Seamus Ryan, vice president for policy and litigation at Common Cause. Other speakers include Ellen Weintraub, chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, and Anita Kumar, a Politico White House correspondent.

The panelists will discuss spotting problems, fact-checking fundraising figures, and highlighting influence buying.

Questions? Contact Julie Moos, executive director of the Journalism Institute, at jmoos@press.org