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  • Covering the Opioid Crisis: A Workshop for Illinois Journalists

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    A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute
    This seminar is focused on helping Illinois journalists cover the national opioid crisis. There are some seats available for journalists outside of Illinois.

    Chicago and Cook County are at the center of a national crisis. The Chicago Metropolitan area ranks first nationwide in emergency department mentions for heroin use. Cook County ranks first in the nation for percentage of arrestees testing positive for opiates. Downstate counties have seen opioid overdose cases rise between 300% to 600% in the last five years.

  • Poynter Leadership Academy (October 2017)

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    Here’s a fact: Each October, managers destined to play major leadership roles in their newsrooms come from all over the world to Poynter. Why?

    To become the leaders they aspire to be.

    Leadership Academy is Poynter’s premier seminar for high-potential managers.

  • Police and Deadly Force: Finding Stories in the Data

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    The program application period is now closed. All applicants will learn of their status the week of Aug. 21. Thank you.

    A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute

    The Poynter Institute is offering this free focused training for journalists who want to learn how to cover police shootings and deadly force.

    In this seminar, you will:

    • Explore the data involving police and fatal shootings.

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