SABEW Goldschmidt Data Immersion Training

SABEW’s Goldschmidt data immersion training is geared toward reporters who want to learn more about federal economic and investment data.

The weeklong session is made possible thanks to a grant from the Chicago-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation. The training in Washington, D.C., will allow journalists to climb inside economic and labor data and hear firsthand from the Federal Reserve and the FDIC. Partners in the training also include the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Investment Company Institute. Others may be announced as the program is finalized.

The workshop will focus on understanding how the government uses data, and participants will be able to speak directly with those who compile and manage the statistics. Journalists will talk with experts at Census, the BEA and the BLS and explore the large cache of data each agency produces, as well as understand its importance to readers.

Out-of-town participants receive stipends of up to $500 toward food and travel costs, depending on location. Five nights of lodging and breakfast will be provided. Washington-area participants will receive $100 to offset costs. Participants or their employers must cover additional costs. Participation in all sessions is required. Employers are expected to give the participants time to learn and not require work during the week. The workshop seeks participants of all experience levels.

The 2018 training will be Jan. 8-12. Applications for the fellowships are now open, but time is short and space is limited. Please submit by Nov. 20. Fellows will be notified Dec. 1.

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