Investigating education

  • Event: 2017 Dallas Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Tawnell Hobbs of The Wall Street Journal
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 11 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Salon 3
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

The best education stories are seldom found in news releases. We’ll look at ways to take quick dailies and projects to the next level using various investigative methods. The session will also focus on where to look for stories and databases that education reporters should have on hand. We’ll also look at going beyond the budget to follow the money, while recognizing those pesky red flags.


Speaker Bios

  • Tawnell D. Hobbs joined The Wall Street Journal in July 2016 as the national K-12 education reporter. Before that, she was an education reporter at The Dallas Morning News for 16 years and taught computer-assisted reporting at the university level. She has won numerous awards, and most recently was part of a team that won a 2016 National Headliner Award for education writing. Prior to journalism, she served in the United States Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard.

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