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 was an NPR correspondent for 38 years. He spent 20 years covering the American West and a decade focused on rural America. Berkes also covered eight Olympic Games, and closed out his NPR career with eight years as an investigative reporter. He earned more than 40 journalism awards for investigative, science, business, sports, breaking news, health and feature reporting, and was awarded a Nieman Foundation Journalism Fellowship at Harvard University in 1997. @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.