SPJ Houston presents Truth in Accounting demonstration

The SPJ Houston Pro Chapter invites you to attend a demonstration of how journalists can benefit from the tools offered by Institute of Truth in Accounting from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the University of Houston’s Valenti School, Room 144. Please RSVP to houstonspj@hotmail.com by June 19.

Date:Thursday, June 20

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: University of Houston’s Valenti School of Communication (Room 144)

Directions to UH Valenti School of Communication


Have you ever been given a last-minute story and needed some meat to beef it up quickly?  Or what about having to find multiple financial statistics for an in-depth article but can’t afford to visit numerous sites and wade through document after document to find exactly what you need?

Worry no more!

A representative from the Institute of Truth in Accounting will be on hand to inform local journalists about tools available to help cut down precious research time. The institute has compiled financial statistics from state legislatures and local governments into an easy to use site so journalists can access state and county budgets from a single location.

Look at what others are saying:

“The State Data Lab is the best single point for citizens, planners, investors, journalists and especially politicians to get comprehensive fiscal information. America is heading for a crisis of historic proportions with our state and municipal governments. State Data Lab is an essential tool to fix it.” – Frank Keegan, Editor, StateBudgetSolutions.org

“While other organizations have compared the states’ unfunded retirement liabilities, only this report [The Financial State of the States] has determined the overall financial condition of every state.” – Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker

“The Institute for Truth in Accounting has the most comprehensive look at the fifty states’ assets and liabilities, including state employee pensions and benefits. State Data Lab is a valuable, time-saving tool for policy organizations wanting to get a deeper look into state government finances.” – John Tillman, CEO, Illinois Policy Institute

To see the tools in action, visit these published stories.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to houstonspj@hotmail.com.