Tunnel vision: Finding great stories about transportation

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Scott Friedman of KXAS/NBC5 Dallas-Fort Worth; Laura Nelson of Los Angeles Times; Brian Rosenthal of The New York Times
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 14 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Oceans 3
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

The subway, the highway, school buses, planes, trains and automobiles: Few beats affect as many people as transportation. And in 2018, when seemingly every week is "Infrastructure Week," the topic is more important than ever. Three reporters from different parts of the country share tips and tools for finding great stories in your community.

Speaker Bios

  • Scott Friedman is Senior Investigative Reporter at KXAS-TV the NBC network owned station in Dallas-Fort Worth Texas.  His investigations have been recognized with a Peabody Award, five national Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) award and a National News and Documentary Emmy for outstanding regional investigative report.

  • Laura J. Nelson (@laura_nelson) is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, covering public transit, traffic and other transportation issues in Southern California. She was part of the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News in 2016.

  • Brian M. Rosenthal is a metro investigative reporter at the The New York Times. Previously, he covered government for The Houston Chronicle and The Seattle Times. He was part of the reporting team that won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. He also was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for a series that exposed that Texas was denying special education services to thousands of kids with disabilities. He is a member of IRE's board of directors

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