Management: Why won't you just do what I want? Fixing the reporter-editor relationship

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Andrew Donohue of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting; Lynn Walsh of Trusting News project; Alison Young of Missouri School of Journalism; Mark Horvit of University of Missouri
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 22 at 11:30am
  • Location: Grand Canyon 1-3
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Mark Horvit, University of Missouri

So, you don't get along with your editor.

So, you simply can't get that reporter to DO WHAT YOU WANT.

Relax. Our panel of veterans from both sides of the equation will help you with tips, suggestions and strategies to manage up, manage down, and generally make the whole process work. (At least, most of the time).


Speaker Bios

  • Andy Donohue is the managing editor of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. He helped build and lead Voice of San Diego, was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University and served on the IRE board of directors for eight years.

  • 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.

  • Lynn Walsh is an Emmy award-winning freelance journalist who has worked in investigative, data and TV journalism at the national level as well as locally in California, Ohio, Texas and Florida. She produces content focused on government accountability, public access to information and freedom of expression issues. She’s also helping to rebuild trust between newsrooms and the public through the Trusting News project. @LWalsh

  • Alison Young will become the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting for the Missouri School of Journalism in August, after nearly 10 years as an investigative reporter for USA TODAY. She is a past president of IRE’s board. She has revealed safety lapses at bioterror research labs, hazards near forgotten lead factories, and the criminal backgrounds of dietary supplement makers. Her current series ( reveals the role of substandard hospital care in maternal deaths. Honors include three Gerald Loeb Awards, three Scripps Howard Awards and a duPont-Columbia Award. @alisonannyoung

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