Work Better Track: One journalist, multiple hats

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Jake Bleiberg of The Associated Press; Jamie Grey of InvestigateTV; Kristin Hussey of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 14 at 11:30am
  • Location: Crystal AB
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

As some newsrooms shrink, folks may be taking on two or three roles that would otherwise demand two or three separate full-time staffers. What tools can you use to make your job easier? How can you quickly be your own quality graphic artist and photographer/videographer? How can you prioritize your days and weeks to knock out the most work? How do you quickly pick up new beats and keep track of…. everything? We’ll give you our tips from experience and share tools you can take home.

Speaker Bios

  • Jake Bleiberg is a reporter for The Associated Press. He covers criminal justice and law enforcment in Texas. Jake joined the AP after three year with as the Bangor Daily News' chief reporter in Portland, Maine. He is an avid skier, biker and coffee drinker. @JZBleiberg

  • Jamie Grey is the executive producer of investigations for Gray Television and InvestigateTV, which produces stories for the company's stations in 93 television markets. She was previously a professor at the University of Missouri and an investigative and general assignment reporter in Iowa and Idaho. Jamie loves using data for journalism and life in general, including for her Fantasy Football drafts and tracking her running and spinning miles. Twitter: @tvnewsjamie

  • Kristin Hussey is a Connecticut-based freelance reporter. Since 2007, Kristin has reported on corruption, philanthropy, guns, politics, poverty, pizza and prom dresses for The New York Times. B.C., Kristin was a staff writer for, The Capital in Annapolis, Md., and The News in Boca Raton, Fla. @kristinhussey1

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