Poynter Beat Academy Webinar: Economic Realities – Understanding Your Local Economy and Telling Compelling Stories Centered on People and Families
Event Date: March 28, 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:

One of the most contentious issues in the 2024 elections is the state of the economy. Are families better or worse off than they were four years ago? Which families? What are the lived experiences of households seeking a comfortable life?

In these sessions you will get:
  • Guidance through several of the key ways to talk about people, jobs, incomes and family budgets.
  • A closer examination of data that can look good on paper, but miss what real people experience.
  • A look at the habits of partisan and personal beliefs that shape people’s take on this thing called “the economy.”
You’ll also get fresh approaches to writing about the economy with some of the best reporters in the field.