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Lise Olsen

February 24, 2013

Knight Center offers investigative journalism webinar in Spanish

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The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer on Monday, Mar. 4 the two-hour webinar in Spanish, “Getting the Dirt – Investigative Journalism Techniques.” Click here to register.

Lise Olsen

The instructor of the webinar is Houston Chronicle reporter Lise Olsen, who has 20 years of experience as an investigative journalist and computer-assisted reporting specialist. She has twice been named Texas APME’s reporter of the year and previously worked as a journalist in Nebraska, Virginia, Mexico and Washington. Olsen was founding director of Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Mexico project and has trained journalists in more than 10 countries.

Registration is open now for the live, two-hour webinar that will take place on Monday, Mar. 4 at 9:00 a.m. (Austin, TX time). Check here to find out the corresponding time in your city.

Olsen’s webinar will help attendees to learn how to decide what to investigate, and how to obtain the necessary documents, sources and data needed to do an investigation. In addition, she will talk about how to conduct high-impact investigations when under short deadlines and time pressures.

This webinar will help to illuminate the importance of investigative journalism in today’s complicated media landscape and how it can be achieved despite time pressures, obstacles, multiple responsibilities, and other stresses of the job.

“Investigative journalism is our profession’s highest calling – through these kind of stories reporters can help expose corruption, right wrongs and empower the powerless,” Olsen said.

The number of participants is limited, and registration is taking place through this link. Registration will remain open until Sunday, Mar. 3 at 5 p.m. (Austin time). Those who attend the webinar will need to pay a $15 administrative fee online. Those who participate in the webinar will receive a certificate from the Knight Center.

A webinar works like an in-person seminar or presentation. The participants will be able to hear the instructor and watch on their computer screens a PowerPoint presentation and other visual materials and demonstrations. They will also be able to interact with the instructor via chat, asking questions or making comments. Participants need a broadband connection to the Internet and the use of headphones is highly recommended.