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W&L Co-Sponsors Seminar on Reporting on the Economy

Pam Luecke, the Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism at Washington and Lee University, will address a workshop for journalists on covering economic issues on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Richmond.

Sponsored by W&L and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the one-day event, “Economics Made Easy: A Journalism Workshop,” is designed for journalists in Virginia and West Virginia who want to gain better understanding of economic concepts and current economic issues.

Luecke’s presentation is titled “From Data to Deadlines: Finding Great Stories in Economic Reports.” She teaches courses on reporting on the economy and business. Luecke was previously editor of the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader. She surprised reporting teams that won Pulitzer Prizes at the Hartford Courant and the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Others presenting at the workshop include columnist John Berry, who has covered the economy for the Washington Post, Bloomberg News and other publications, along with Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and several other officials of the bank.

For additional information, go to the event’s Web site.