Digging into financial documents

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Roddy Boyd of Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation; Cristina Alesci of CNN; David Milstead of The Globe and Mail
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 24 at 9:00am
  • Location: Grand Canyon 4-5
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Three veteran business journalists show both beginners and seasoned business reporters how to cut through hundreds of pages and find the best stuff in an array of publicly available and (usually) free-of-charge documents. After this session, you'll write better stories, hold corporations accountable, and expose lying, evasion and self-dealing.

Speaker Bios

  • Cristina Alesci is a TV and digital correspondent for CNN and CNNMoney. She covers companies and business leaders and unravels the complexities of Wall Street and corporate America. Cristina joined CNN from Bloomberg TV where she was responsible for breaking news on some of the biggest deals of the decade, including Facebook's initial public offering, the buyout of Neiman Marcus and the fight to take Dell private. @CristinaAlesci

  • Roddy Boyd: Founder and editor, Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation. @RodBoydILM, @SIRF_Report

  • David Milstead writes for The Globe and Mail, the national newspaper of Canada, on investments, accounting, executive compensation, and corporate governance. He worked at Denver’s Rocky Mountain News from 2001 until the newspaper closed in 2009. He has also worked for The Wall Street Journal. Milstead has individually or jointly won nine awards from SABEW. He passed the Level I exam in the Chartered Financial Analyst program in 2007. @davidmilstead

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