FREE Online Webinar: Unlocking Financial Statements

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

The Digital Journalism Task Force continues to ensure that members get the training they need to remain relevant in the newsroom.  To that end, I’m delighted to announce that we have partnered with the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University for a free online webinar, “Unlocking Financial Statements,” July 18-22.

This free, week-long  online seminar will cover income statements, balance sheets, cash flows and writing about numbers.  This seminar will be led by James Gentry, a professor and former dean at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. He has presented workshops on understanding the numbers of business to thousands of journalists and corporate communicators.

For those who wish to participate, the faciliators asked the following:

  • Spend between 1- 1 ½ hours each day working on the online seminar. Ideally, most of this would be done during the live session, at either Noon or 4 p.m. EDT. Attending either daily interactive session is highly recommended, but you may also listen to recordings of the sessions to work through the seminar on your own. During after-hours, instructor involvement and feedback will be limited.
  • Adhere to the discussion leader’s deadlines for any work to be completed and submitted.
  • Engage in discussion within the appropriate discussion forum concerning the readings and assignments.

I hope you’ll be able to take advantage of this free training.  The DJTF board is working diligently to bring more training like this between now and the end of the year.  Please feel free to contact us with suggestions of other trainings, webinars and events you would like the task force to offer between now and the end of 2012.  You can reach us via the DJTF listserve or email me directly at benet AT aviationqueen DOT com.

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