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10 fundamental documents and data sets new business reporters need to know about

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This introductory-level webinar introduces basic investigative reporting strategies by focusing on documents and data sets that will help you generate story ideas and produce great business stories. This webinar is a partnership between SABEW and Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE).


Henry Dubroff is the founder of the Pacific Coast Business Times, the weekly business journal for the Central Coast of California and the dominant financial news source in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

The Business Times is a five-time winner of SABEW’s Best in Business awards. The newspaper’s coverage of the financial crisis won a national Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists and it is a multiple winner of Los Angeles Press Club awards.


Mai Hoang is a journalist based in Yakima, Wash. For 15 years, she covered business and agriculture for the Yakima Herald-Republic, the region’s largest newspaper. Mai’s covered a wide variety of areas including economic development, small business, healthcare and labor issues. In the last year, major coverage revolved around efforts by farm workers to improve working conditions and the impact of a local hospital closure and bankruptcy on healthcare access.

Mai recently wrapped up her tenure with the Yakima Herald-Republic. Starting next month, Mai will be covering Central and Eastern Washington for Crosscut, an independent and reader-supported nonprofit news site under Seattle-based Cascade Public Media.

Khadeeja Safdar is a Wall Street Journal reporter who covers business topics, including big data, sports retail and corporate culture. She previously covered the U.S. retail industry and was part of a team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2020 for its investigation into Amazon. She joined the Journal in 2013 after graduating from Columbia University.


July 28
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm