From the groundbreaking Serial to Reveal and CBC's new Somebody Knows Something, podcasts have triggered the rebirth of long-form, in-depth audio storytelling attracting millions of listeners. This panel explores the power of podcasts and their role in reinventing radio for investigative storytelling.
Susanne Reber is an award-winning investigative editor. She leads the podcast team at E.W.Scripps Washington Bureau. She co-founded and led Reveal the Peabody Award-winning investigative radio program and podcast. Prior to Reveal, Susanne created and led NPR's first-ever Investigations Unit as well as CBC's Michener Award-winning Investigative Unit. She is the co-author of Starlight Tour-The last lonely night of Neil Stonechild (Random House), a bestseller in 2019. @s_reber
David Ridgen is an award-winning filmmaker and writer who specializes in hard-hitting, character-driven, POV, with an interest in investigative work and narrative experimentation. Recent works by Ridgen have been credited with the reopening of cold cases, arrests, a conviction and reconciliation (i.e., Mississippi Cold Case, Confession to Murder, A garden of tears etc.,) Ridgen produces, writes, & hosts CBC's new original true crime podcast, "Someone Knows Something".
Ellen Weiss has been Chief of Washington Bureau and Vice President of The E. W. Scripps Company since February 11, 2013. She oversees a multimedia national investigative team and in 2015 received her forth Peabody Award for the “Under the Radar” investigative series. In 2018, she helped launch a new initiative aimed at producing in-depth, original investigative, enterprise and long-form documentaries under the Scripps National news brand, Newsy. @Ellen_weiss
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