Smart strategies for small newsrooms

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Nate Morabito of WCNC-Charlotte; Susan Richardson of The Center for Public Integrity; Rose Ciotta of EdSource; Thomas Peele of Bay Area News Group
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 24 at 9:00am
  • Location: Grand Canyon 1-3
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Rose Ciotta, EdSource

A roundtable on how small newsrooms can share resources, ideas and strategies to do investigative reporting.

Speaker Bios

  • Rose Ciotta: EdSource associate editor; former reporter & editor, Philadelphia Inquirer, co-edited “Assault on Learning,” on school violence that won 2012 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service; investigative producer, WIVB, Buffalo; won two Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards; former IRE board member; Knight Journalism Fellow, Stanford University; awarded Jim Bettinger News Innovation Award in 2017 for Investigative Editing Corps linking editors with small local newsrooms.

  • Nate Morabito will join WCNC-TV's investigative team in his hometown of Charlotte in July. Named an IRE Award Finalist in 2016, Nate spent the last 14 years at WJHL-TV. His investigations have resulted in changes to federal and state law, policy changes, criminal investigations and guilty pleas. Nate is a graduate of Syracuse University, an East Tennessee State University graduate with a master's degree in digital marketing and an adjunct instructor. @NateMorabito

  • Thomas Peele's a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group and lecturers at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and its Investigative Reporting Program. He's worked for newspapers for 35 years and is considered a leading journalistic authority on California's Public Records Act. His many honers include two IRE awards. Courage. He was a lead reporter on the Chauncey Bailey Project and author of the book Killing the Messenger.  

  • Susan Smith Richardson is the CEO of The Center for Public Integrity and former editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter. Follow her @susaneudora.

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