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Scholarship deadline July 1!

June 28, 2007

We aren’t kidding about these scholarships folks, but it’s time to stop procrastinating!
Capitolbeat’s 2007 statehouse reporting conference Aug. 2-4 in Philadelphia is right around the corner! Scholarships are still available, but in order to apply you must register by July 1 at!!We all know times are tough in the news business, but that’s exactly why Capitolbeat 2007 is so important. This is the only conference guaranteed to teach you new tips and tricks tailored just for your beat and give you access to experts in the hottest state government issues. We’ve got computer-assisted reporting tips you can incorporate into your daily coverage, and other ways to use new technology to improve your work. We’ve got amazing keynote speakers like Pew Charitable Trusts CEO Rebecca Rimel, who will talk about the future of the news business, and the inspiring Bill Kovach, founding chairman of Committee for Concerned Journalists and senior counselor at Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.Professional development, inspiration, a peek at the future of journalism, and a change to share war stories with your colleagues from across the country. What more could you ask for?

Money, you say? If your employer is not able to cover the full cost, Capitolbeat does have scholarship money to help cover registration, travel and/or hotel costs. But you have to register to apply! Hurry up and get to it–the deadline is July 1!!

And for all you east coast reporters, remember that we do have a special $100 day rate if you are only able to drive or take the train in for Friday’s sessions or Saturday. Find out more at

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