Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Worth your time:
From an email from the Florida Press Club:
    Power Reporting Through Public Records
    Records coaching with Joe Adams
    Author of The Florida Public Records Handbook and host of the Web site
    Sponsored by the Florida Press Club, South Florida Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and The Palm Beach Post

    Saturday, March 26, 2005. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Palm Beach Post, 2751 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach.
    * Learn how to find, generate and improve stories using public records.
    * Discover the most useful records at the courthouse, city hall, state agencies and online.
    * Boost your ability to background people, businesses and licensed professionals.
    * Find out how to help scoop-proof your beat using public records.
    * Learn Joe's exclusive method for researching any story.
    * Find the records public officials don't want you to see.
    * Learn key rules for using Florida's public records laws for success.
    * Take home dozens of records examples plus tip sheets!
    See why membership in the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists is important for you.
    Adams has spent more than a decade researching and writing about public records in Florida. Join him for a special day of tips, insights, handouts and surprises designed to help you energize your stories (and career) NOW.
    Free for employees/members of sponsoring groups, $20 for other journalists. $10 for college students with valid ID.

I did this seminar a couple years ago. It's worth every minute of the time.


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