Breaking news watchdog

  • Event: 2017 Tulsa Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Erica Byfield of WNBC New York City
  • Date/Time: Friday, May. 5 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Pocahontas Greadington Lrng & Creativity
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

When big news breaks, the investigator’s role is to dive head-first into the story behind the spot news story: How did this happen? How do we keep this from happening again? This session show real world examples of how journalists were able to contribute to a big story. You’ll also learn how to be a resource for the rest of the newsroom and uncover quick facts that will add depth to the breaking story (and details your competitors won't have).

Speaker Bios

  • Erica Byfield is an Emmy award winning general assignment reporter for WNBC-TV in New York City. She joined News 4 New York in September 2016. Prior to that she spent nearly 6 years working for WSB-TV in Atlanta as an investigative and general assignment reporter. She also worked for KMOV in St. Louis, MO and for KFVS in Cape Girardeau, MO. Awards for her work include several regional Emmy awards, two regional Edward R Murrow awards and she was an IRE medal finalist. @ericabyfield4ny

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