Where can you go for better budget coverage?
Why, Indianapolis, of course!
Is there any state where the budget and the economy aren’t huge news right now? Doubtful. But with constant changes wrought by the federal stimulus and the economic turmoil, how can an overwhelmed reporter keep up?
The first step is to come to Capitolbeat’s conference Aug. 20-22. We’re excited to have an entire track of conference sessions on the budget and the economy, co-sponsored by the Pew Center on the States. This intensive focus is sure to leave you with new ideas on where to find sources and stories and get ahead of your competitors on the subject.
The sessions will include a basic launching pad on how to cover the recession in your state going forward, tips about how to track all those rivulets stimulus money, the impact of sustained high unemployment on states, and how to dig into the untold stories behind all those numbers.