Career roundtable

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Mark Horvit of University of Missouri; Chase Davis of Star Tribune; Jill Riepenhoff of InvestigateTV; Steven Rich of The Washington Post; Stephen Stock of NBC Bay Area; Nicole Vap of KUSA/9News Denver; Chrys Wu of Matchstrike LLC
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 13 at 10:15am
  • Location: Colorado G-J
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

**Moderated by Mark Horvit, IRE/NICAR

Wondering what you need to learn to take that next step in your career? Interested in which skills news organizations are prioritizing now, and what might set you up for what they'll want next? Drop by and join us for a discussion of the skills that will help you progress.

This session is good for: Journalists of all levels who want to take their career to the next level or those looking to change direction. Hear tips on how to make it happen and ask for advice on your own path.

Speaker Bios

  • Chase Davis works on initiatives related to digital transformation and strategy at the Star Tribune, in his hometown of Minneapolis. Previously he ran the Interactive News desk at The New York Times and worked as as reporter and editor in Texas, Iowa and California. He also teaches a class in advanced data journalism at his alma mater, Mizzou. @chasedavis

  • Mark Horvit is an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches investigative reporting, and is director of the school’s State Government Reporting Program. He previously served as executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR). Horvit worked as a reporter and editor for 20 years before joining IRE.

  • Steven Rich is the database editor for investigations at The Washington Post. He's worked on investigations probing the National Security Agency, tax lien sales, asset forfeiture, policing and college athletics. He has been a reporter on two teams awarded Pulitzer Prizes, in 2014 and 2016, and on a team awarded a Peabody in 2018. Steven is a graduate of Mizzou and Virginia Tech. He was elected to IRE’s Board of Directors in 2015. @dataeditor

  • Jill Riepenhoff is a producer for InvestigateTV. Prior to joining the national TV team in 2017, she was an investigative reporter at The Columbus Dispatch for more than three decades. With that many years under her belt, she has written about all sorts of unsavory characters/agencies/laws. She also likes to dig into sports from time to time. She is a member of the IRE Board of Directors. @JRiep

  • Hard to believe but more than 35 years ago Stephen began as a GA reporter in Roanoke, VA. Since then he’s covered everything from shuttle launches to hurricanes, presidents to popes. Now a founding member of NBC Bay Area’s 17-member Investigative Unit, he’s won everything from a Peabody, to a duPont, a national SPJ, 3 Murrow & 6 AP awards, 17 regional Emmys and a national Emmy nomination. He's taught at IRE for a decade. His work has changed laws & lives. @stephenstocktv

  • Nicole Vap is the Director of Investigative Journalism at KUSA in Denver and with TEGNA. Nicole leads a team of award winning reporters and producers who investigate government corruption, questionable business practices, crime, and scams both in Denver and across the country. Nicole and her 9Wants to Know team have been recognized with an IRE Award in 2019, a Columbia duPont Silver Baton in 2011, and National Edward R. Murrow award and a Sigma Delta Chi in 2018.

  • Over the course of an intrepid career, Chrys Wu, a.k.a. MacDiva, has been a journalist, strategist, coder and consigliere to news media, tech companies, non-profits and foundations, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, NPR and its affiliates, DataKind, The Knight Foundation and The Gates Foundation. She works at the intersection of communication, design and technology, solving problems for people at scale. @MacDiva

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