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iDigAnswers Web site, workshops earn Sunshine Award from national Society of Professional Journalists ...

Many thanks to the Florida Press Club, the South Florida Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, All Headline News and the Miami Herald for a recent great day of digging. Thanks as well to the FPC, All Headline News, Flagler College SPJ and Flagler College for another enjoyable day of workshops in St. Augustine that also featured Adria Harper of the First Amendment Foundation in Tallahassee.

Stay tuned here for news about upcoming sessions. I am also available for custom records coaching at your newspaper, school or TV station.

Keep on digging!

Sample feedback from previous workshops

“New search locations, search techniques and resources – plus story suggestions for the next three years.”
– Ed Duggan, reporter, South Florida Business Journal

“As a young reporter, I took away so many skills I can use now and far into the
future. Joe changed the way I’ll research my stories from now on.”
– Sean Ernst, reporter, Naples Daily News

“I’ve been a public records junkie for two decades and thought I knew a lot. Joe taught me how much more there is. A great day and worth every minute.”
– Neil Reisner, freelance journalist and journalism instructor, Fort Lauderdale,
former training director for the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting

“Incredibly complete info on public records. Excellent handouts.
Fun and entertaining. Great slides.”
– Liz Donovan, former news research editor, Miami Herald

"Joe's depth of knowledge and organization of materials, especially the 5 P's ... a nice model for working journalists to utilize – it's practical! I plan to use the 5 P's when teaching my seminars (with proper credit to Joe!)."
– Debbie Wolfe, newsroom technology trainer,
St. Petersburg Times

“The handouts and examples of stories are awesome! … The Web sites are going under ‘favorites’ tonight! I’m compiling a new and
improved beat list today.”
– Beth Sherman, WOFL Fox 35, Orlando

“Joe Adams … can take a potentially dry – but IMPORTANT – topic and make the time fly. Good use of handouts and real-world examples, not to mention brainstorming exercises to get you thinking.”
– Kathryn Pease, former editorial research supervisor,
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, now with Newsday

“This workshop was the most practical, helpful, hands-on class I have taken in a long time. So many ideas – even if I incorporate only a few of them into every story I write, my work will be so much better.”
– Patricia Garlausky Horwell, Venice Gondolier Sun

"Very informational! Excellent Powerpoint presentation, well-presented,
excellent pace of information and breaks. Joe Adams is a very
entertaining and knowledgeable speaker."
– Mark Zaloudek, reporter, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“Joe Adams kicks butt! He knows how to spin dull into gold.”
– Henry Frederick, former assistant justice team leader/courts,
Daytona Beach News-Journal

“GREAT tips on what’s out there … Enjoyable, interesting,
engaging daylong seminar. Thank you!”
– G.G. Rigsby, staff writer,
The Business Journal Serving Greater Tampa Bay

"Loved all the practical every-day resources and actual story ideas. This was
by far the most extensive and practical list of resources and story
ideas I've ever received at a seminar."
– Mary Kelli Palka, former reporter, Naples Daily News,
now with The Florida Times-Union


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