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The Utah Investigative Journalism Project offers free trainings and consultations to newsrooms big and small and interested community groups in Utah. Our aim is to better equip journalists with the skills they need to utilize databases, fight for public records and employ better investigative techniques.

Three developed curricula: “Investigative Techniques and Strategies,” “GRAMA-Nomics: Making the Most of Public Records Requests,” and “Digging with Databases,” are designed and taught by the Project’s Director, Eric Peterson, a veteran Utah reporter who currently serves as the President of the Board for Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and previously served as the board’s Training Chair.

Since training is brought direct to your newsroom it can be tailored to fit the interests of participants and could blend components of all three training programs, as well as offer journalists the opportunity to ask specific questions about stories and projects they’re currently working on.

If you’re interested in setting up training contact Eric Peterson at








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