Investigating the regulators

  • Event: 2016 Salt Lake City Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Howard Berkes of NPR
  • Date/Time: Friday, Oct. 28 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Room 101
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Government agencies have the authority, means and responsibility to regulate and enforce, but that doesn’t mean they have the will. They have their own detailed data but don’t necessarily use it to enforce vigorously. We will show how to find the human impact of regulatory policy, using the agencies’ own data to pull back the curtain.

Speaker Bios

  • Howard Berkes is a retired investigations correspondent with 38 years at NPR. He's garnered 4 IRE awards, including an IRE medal, for stories on workplace & coal mine safety, & a "race to the bottom" in state workers' comp laws. Berkes also earned more than 40 journalism awards for breaking news, and investigative, science, sports, health & business reporting. And he's covered 8 Olympic Games. He was a 1998 Nieman Fellow at Harvard & has an unhealthy addiction to sweet tea & BBQ. @hberkes

Related Tipsheets

  • Investigating the Regulators
    In this tipsheet, NPR Investigations reporter Howard Berkes gives detailed steps on how to get the records and data you need from the government agencies that have the authority to regulate and enforce. Berkes lays out how to find the human impact of regulatory policy, using the agencies’ own data to pull back the curtain.