Turning your investigation into: A podcast
You don't have to work for a radio station to be part of the growing podcast movement. Whether you're interested in launching a multi-part series or producing a single episode, this session will help you learn how to turn your investigation into a compelling audio story. Learn from the journalists behind The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's "Breakdown" podcast and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Unsolved." We'll cover all the basics: deciding when a story deserves the podcast treatment, pitching it to editors, producing your story, and finding an audience.
Gina Barton is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s law enforcement investigative reporter, author of the book "Fatal Identity" and host of the "Unsolved" podcast. Barton, a graduate of Northwestern University, is also the winner of several national honors, including a George Polk Award, an IRE certificate and a Casey Medal. @writerbarton
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a staff writer with The New York Times Magazine and a founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which aims to increase the number of investigative reporters of color. Hannah-Jones' work covering school and housing segregation has earned numerous awards, including a Peabody, a Polk Award and a National Magazine Award. In 2017 she was named a MacArthur Fellow.
Sarah Hutchins is a training director for IRE & NICAR. She previously served as the organization’s editorial director, overseeing IRE’s publications and online platforms. Sarah has worked for daily newspapers in several states. Before joining IRE in 2014, she was a reporter at The Virginian-Pilot. Sarah has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master's degree in data science and analytics from the University of Missouri. @sarhutch
Bill Rankin: Senior legal affairs reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and reporter and narrator of the Breakdown podcast.
How to turn your investigation into a podcast
Gina Barton of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Unsolved" podcast offers tips for reporting, writing and producing a podcast.