Web, search and social media for investigators

  • Event: 2016 Burlington Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Alex Richards of Syracuse University; Maggie Cassidy of Valley News
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Apr. 9 at 11:30am
  • Location: Cheray Science Hall -- Room 101
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Find documents and databases on deadline with better search techniques and the invisible Web. Learn how to locate reliable websites for enterprise stories and receive guidance on the best social media tools for your next investigation.

Speaker Bios

  • Maggie Cassidy is the web editor and a reporter at the Valley News, where she has worked for four years. She most recently investigated a police department that deleted an incident report about a bar fight involving an officer who was later indicted for unlawfully shooting a person. She previously worked at a small newspaper in Hawaii, where it was so much warmer.

  • Alex is an assistant professor at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, where he teaches data journalism. He's a former IRE training director, and he has previously worked as a reporter and editor at the Chicago Tribune, NerdWallet, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and shared the Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting. @alexrichards

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