Kaiser Media Fellowships program: Poynter Institute program, 2001

2001/02 Kaiser Media Fellowships program:
Poynter Institute program on computer-assisted health reporting
Monday, November 12-Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Location: The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 801 Third Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 (Tel: 727-821-9494; fax: 727-821-0583; www.poynter.org)
Hotel accommodations: The Hilton Hotel, 333 1st Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Tel: 727-894-5000; fax: 727-894-7655)

Program Faculty

  • Mike Wendland, Poynter Institute Fellow; Technology Columnist, The Detroit Free Press, Wendland’s High Tech Talk, NBC-TV News Channel’s weekly technology reports, and CBS-WXYT Radio/Detroit weekly call-in show on computers and the Internet. Former on-air reporter, WDIV-TV/Detroit (1980-98); investigative reporter, The Detroit News (1970-80); author “Wired Journalists: Newsroom Guide to the Internet” published 1996 by the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation;
    • Internet reporting
  • Debbie Wolfe, Technology Training Editor, St. Petersburg Times
    • Spreadsheet reporting
  • Chris Adams, reporter, Washington D.C. bureau, The Wall Street Journal (1995/96 Kaiser Media Fellow)
    • Case studies: using a major health care database–what to look for, how to handle the data, how to use it in reporting. Including reporting for the award-winning 1995/96 New Orleans Times-Picayune series on health care fraud and nursing home scams in Louisiana, and reporting for the Wall Street Journal on the FDA.

Breakfast will be available in the hotel restaurant from 6:30am onwards. The Poynter Institute is approximately 10 minutes walk from the hotel. There will be an informal buffet lunch each day at the Poynter Institute. Dress is casual.

Sunday, November 11

7:00pm: Introduction to program/Dinner–Mike Wendland
Bayview Room (15th floor), The Hilton Hotel

Monday, November 12

9:00am-5:00pm: The Poynter Institute, computer room
–Internet reporting, Part 1: Mike Wendland
–Introduction to spreadsheets, Part 1: Debbie Wolfe
–Using spreadsheets for a story: Chris Adams
–Downloading from the Internet: Mike Wendland/Debbie Wolfe 6:40pm: Walk from hotel 7:00pm: Dinner, Bertoni’s restaurant, 16 Second Street North (Tel: 727-822-5503)

Tuesday, November 13

9:00am-5:00pm: The Poynter Institute, computer room
–Introduction to spreadsheets, Part 2: Debbie Wolfe
–Internet reporting, Part 2: Mike Wendland
–Case studies: Chris Adams
–Data clean-up 6:40pm: Walk from hotel 7:00pm: Dinner, Moon Under Water, 332 Beach Drive NE, (Tel: 727-896-6160)

Wednesday, November 14

9:00am-3:00pm: The Poynter Institute, computer room
–Introduction to spreadsheets, Part 3: Debbie Wolfe
–Organizing and managing computer-assisted reporting projects: Mike Wendland
–Wrap up pm: Fellows Depart


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