Digital reporting: Learn from duPont winners

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Madeleine Baran of American Public Media; Beth Murphy of The GroundTruth Project; Nicole Vap of KUSA/9News Denver; Lisa R. Cohen of Columbia Journalism School
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 24 at 11:30am
  • Location: Grand Canyon 6
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Lisa R. Cohen, Columbia Journalism School

The duPont-Columbia Award began accepting online entries in 2010, and they've been growing by leaps and bounds every year. Many duPont winners now use digital platforms to deepen their reporting. Find out how award-winning reporters think creatively to make the most of these tools.

Speaker Bios

  • Madeleine Baran is a Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter for American Public Media and the host and lead reporter of the podcast In the Dark. Baran's work focuses on holding powerful people and institutions accountable. Her reporting revealed how law enforcement botched one of the most notorious child abductions in the country and how the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis engaged in a decades-long cover-up of clergy sexual abuse. @madeleinebaran

  • Lisa R. Cohen is the Director of Prizes administering the duPont-Columbia Awards at Columbia Journalism School. Cohen is also an Emmy award winning former network television news producer, documentary filmmaker, and book author. Cohen worked for over twenty years in network news, including long stints producing for ABC News and CBS News.

  • Beth Murphy is Director of Films at The GroundTruth Project and founder of Principle Pictures. She directs/produces feature and short documentaries, news packages, digital media and targeted impact campaigns and mentors emerging journalists and filmmakers. Murphy’s work has recently been recognized with Overseas Press Club, RTNDA Edward R. Murrow, and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

  • Nicole Vap is the Director of Investigative Journalism at KUSA in Denver and with TEGNA. Nicole leads a team of award winning reporters and producers who investigate government corruption, questionable business practices, crime, and scams both in Denver and across the country. Nicole and her 9Wants to Know team have been recognized with an IRE Award in 2019, a Columbia duPont Silver Baton in 2011, and National Edward R. Murrow award and a Sigma Delta Chi in 2018.

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