On the beat: Investigating healthcare in your town and across the country

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Rebekah Allen of The Dallas Morning News; Mike Baker of The Seattle Times; Ellen Gabler of The New York Times; Christina Jewett of Kaiser Health News
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 14 at 9:00am
  • Location: Crystal AB
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Healthcare is ripe with stories but also ripe with reporting roadblocks. We will talk about how to get the story even if everyone is citing HIPAA. Learn about where to turn for documents and data, how find people who have been harmed and spotting when political influence is affecting health policy.

Speaker Bios

  • Mike Baker is an investigative reporter at The Seattle Times. He previously worked eight years at The Associated Press in North Carolina and Washington state. @bymikebaker

  • Ellen Gabler is an investigative reporter at The New York Times. Before joining the Times, she worked at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a reporter and deputy investigations editor. A native of Eau Claire, Wis. Gabler is a graduate of Emory University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is a former IRE board member. @egabler

  • Jewett is a senior correspondent with the Kaiser Health News enterprise team, where she recently worked on a story about deaths at surgery centers with the USA TOday Network. She spent seven years with CIR/Reveal, where she worked on an IRE-award winning series uncovering graft taxpayer-funded drug rehab, spurring arrests and the closure of scores of centers. She and two colleagues won a 2011 George Polk Award. She previously worked at ProPublica and the Sacramento Bee.

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