Cyber security

  • Event: 2014 New York Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Paula Lavigne of ESPN; Mike Tigas of ProPublica; Jennifer Valentino-DeVries of The Wall Street Journal
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 24 at 1:30pm
  • Location: Room 442
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Speaker Bios

  • Paula Lavigne has been an investigative reporter for ESPN since 2008, working for both digital and TV. She has a background in data journalism. Her work has been recognized with several awards including a Peabody, duPont and IRE's first sports investigation award. Prior to ESPN, she worked at newspapers in Dallas; Des Moines, Iowa; and Tacoma, Wash. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and Creighton University.   

  • Mike is a hacker-journalist at ProPublica, where he works on news applications, network infrastructure, and digital security. Outside of ProPublica he is a core contributor to the Tor Project, working on censorship-circumventing mobile apps. He was an adjunct instructor at New York University’s Studio20 digital journalism program and was a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow. @mtigas

  • Jennifer is a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she works on the data investigations team. She was a key member of the team behind “What They Know,” the Journal’s long-running series on digital privacy, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2012. Previously, she was the lead writer and editor for the Journal’s technology blog. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.

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