Poynter Beat Academy Webinar: Auditing ARPA and IRA – How to Report on Biden’s Promise to Communities
Event Date: February 29, 2024
Event Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

The Poynter Institute’s Beat Academy delivers the latest knowledge that journalists need to cover critical topics of deep importance to their communities. This webinar series, running from February to September, equips journalists with beat expertise, data know-how and excellent local and national sources. The OAB is covering the $75 enrollment fee for a limited number of news staff at OAB member stations. Enrollment includes all webinars and access to recordings. Registration is required After the OAB submits your registration to Poynter, you will receive an auto-generated email invitation from Poynter to join the Beat Academy. Please contact the OAB's Mariah West if you have questions or need additional information.

About this session:

President Joe Biden promised to make life better in disadvantaged and marginalized communities by targeting them with billions of dollars tied to climate change, affordable housing, drinking and wastewater infrastructure and more. Is it working? In this session you’ll get:
  • A guide to mapping data showing where money has gone in your area.
  • Panelists who will help you understand the forces and factors that eased and impeded the ability of deserving communities to access these funds.
  • A reporting roadmap to assess whether projects' community impact.