Broadcast: Deep dive III (Sponsored by National Association of Broadcasters)

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: A. J. Lagoe of KARE 11 Minneapolis/St. Paul; Steve Eckert of KARE 11 Minneapolis/St. Paul; Dave Biscobing of KNXV-Phoenix; Guy Basnett of Channel 4 News; Job Rabkin of Channel 4 News
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 24 at 3:15pm
  • Location: Grand Sonoran G
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Award-winning investigative journalists explain how they produced big projects for broadcast and online. Journalists will show their investigations and take you through them step-by-step, from story tip to finished product.


Speaker Bios

  • Guy Basnett is the Deputy Investigations Editor at Channel 4 News in London.

    He began his career on local and national newspapers, before moving to television. Before joining Channel 4 News he co-founded an investigative news agency producing content for newspapers, nightly news programmes and documentaries.

    Guy’s work has helped expose corruption, uncovered expenses abuse by British MPs, and revealed child labour abuses. He is the winner – often within teams – of a number of national and international awards including a BAFTA, an Emmy and a Peabody.

  • Investigative Reporter Dave Biscobing leads the ABC15 Investigators for KNXV in Phoenix, Ariz. He's been with the station since 2008 and previously worked as a reporter at the East Valley Tribune. Biscobing is a winner of a 2016 IRE Award and was previously a finalist for the award in 2011.

  • Steve Eckert is a 5-time IRE Award winner leading the investigative team at KARE 11 in Minneapolis. In addition to his IRE Awards, Steve’s work has been honored with national Emmy, Peabody, Polk, duPont-Columbia, Edward R. Murrow, RFK, SDX, and National Headliner Awards. @Steve_Eckert

  • A.J. Lagoe is an investigative reporter for KARE11 in Minneapolis, MN. His reporting has led to criminal convictions, sparked numerous legislative hearings, prompted new federal and state laws, and multiple Attorney General and Inspector General investigations to be launched. A.J. has earned many of journalism’s highest honors including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University, George Polk, IRE, National Headliner & Sigma Delta Chi Awards. @AJInvestigates

  • Job Rabkin is the Investigations Editor for Channel 4 News in the UK. He leads the team that produced the series "Data, Democracy and Dirty Tricks" which included an exclusive undercover investigation into Cambridge Analytica and the first broadcast interview with the Facebook whistleblower, Christopher Wylie, in association with the Observer and the New York Times. @jobrabkin

Related Tipsheets

  • Broadcast Deep Dives: KARE 11 Investigates
    A single tip about a Minnesota veteran who was having trouble getting traumatic brain injury benefits launched a two-year rolling investigation documenting how the VA used unqualified doctors to examine tens of thousands of veterans nationwide. The first year of coverage won an IRE Award. The second year of digging won a Polk Award.