The art of investigative storytelling

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times; Julian Sher of Investigative Journalist
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 23 at 3:45pm
  • Location: Grand Canyon 8
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

You've done the tough investigation, the hard interviews, the tremendous digging. You’ve taken risks and want to make waves. Don't ruin it by simply laying out your facts. You have to tell a story, not a scoop. Scoops are reported. Stories are told. This sessions tackles writing, character development and story structure for both print and broadcast so that you can turn your investigation into a great tale that will grip readers and viewers.

Speaker Bios

  • Walt Bogdanich joined The New York Times in January 2001 as an investigative editor. Since 2003, he has worked as an investigative reporter. He previously produced stories for “60 Minutes,” and ABC News. He also reported for The Wall Street Journal in New York and Washington. He is a 3-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and author of the “Great White Lie,” an examination of hospital care in America.

  • Julian Sher is a veteran documentary director, newsroom trainer and the author of six books. He was an investigative reporter for the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail and his articles also appeared in the New York Times and USA Today. For five years, he was the Senior Producer at CBC's The Fifth Estate, Canada's premier investigative program. He has trained in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. See www.juliansher.com. @juliansher

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