Watchdogging the court system

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Lisa Armstrong of Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism; Andrew Lehren of NBC News; Josh Salman of USA TODAY Network
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 22 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Grand Canyon 9-10
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Judicial bias. Juveniles in jail. Profiting from diversion programs. Bias in ticketing. A deep dive on mining data, digging into public records and finding sources for under-reported investigations on the court system.


Speaker Bios

  • Lisa Armstrong is an award-winning journalist and associate professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She has reported from several countries, including Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Philippines, and reported from Haiti from 2010 to 2014, through grants from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and NYU. She is currently reporting on juvenile incarceration and is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative [email protected]

  • Andy Lehren is senior editor for the NBC News investigative team. Previously at The New York Times. Led NBC’s work on the Implant Files collaboration. Mined the Snowden files. Probed Wikileaks diplomatic cables troves, including for the best-selling book “Open Secrets.” Covered the military, policing. terrorism, more. Honors include a Polk, Peabody, three IRE awards and contributing to a Pulitzer. Specializes in data journalism. Teaches  @cunyjschool. @lehrennbc

  • Josh Salman is an investigative reporter with GateHouse Media. Salman's reporting has won the American Society of News Editors’ Batten Medal for Public Service, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Human Rights Journalism and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize and Selden Ring Award. @JoshSalman

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