“(Un)Covering the FY 2009 Federal Budget” Seminar for Journalists

 (Un)Covering the Federal Budget 2008-2009 Agenda [PDF] 


Free Washington seminar for journalists January 17

Presented by The Center on Congress at Indiana University, The National Press Foundation, and The Regional Reporters Association 

  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, 8:15 a.m. — 1:15 p.m.
  • At the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
  • 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Telling the story of the federal budget is one of a journalist's biggest challenges. When the president's Fiscal Year 2009 budget blueprint drops on your desk, how do you get your arms around the massive document?

The National Press Foundation, the Center on Congress, and the Regional Reporters Association will conduct a free half–day, on–the–record seminar to help journalists make sense of the federal budget and the congressional appropriations process, earmarks and all. Top current and former Hill staff members, budget policy experts and experienced Washington budget reporters will offer insights and tools for first–day and ongoing reporting of this critical national story.

Lee Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress and former U.S. Representative, hosts the program, featuring: David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, Government Accountability Office; James R. Horney, Director, Federal Fiscal Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Rob Nabors, Staff Director, House Appropriations Committee; Donald Wolfensberger, Director, The Wilson Center Congress Project; Bill Allison, The Sunlight Foundation; David Clarke, Congressional Quarterly; Martin Kady, Politico; Linda Topping Streitfeld, The National Press Foundation.

There is no cost, but reservations are required. A Continental breakfast and light lunch will be served. To attend, you must be a print, broadcast, online or active freelance journalist. To reserve a seat, e–mail programs@nationalpress.org or call (202) 663-7285 by noon Wednesday, January 16. Provide your name, affiliation, address, telephone and email.