Diversity Track: Investigating inequality

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Nicole Dungca of The Boston Globe; Emmanuel Martinez of The Markup; Meghan Irons of The Boston Globe
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 14 at 11:30am
  • Location: Oceans 6-8
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Hear from journalists on the front lines of investigating racial and other inequities. Get story ideas as well as reporting and writing tips, along with advice on how best to frame stories in the proper historical context. Relevant public records and data sets also will be discussed.

Speaker Bios

  • Nicole Dungca is an investigative reporter on The Boston Globe's Spotlight team. She worked on the team's seven-part series on racism in Boston, which was named a 2018 finalist in the Local Reporting category of the Pulitzer Prizes. In 2018, she was also named a Livingston Award finalist. She previously worked at The Oregonian, and has written for the Times-Picayune and the Providence Journal.

  • Meghan E. Irons is the social justice and race reporter for the Boston Globe. She was one of the lead reporter's on the Globe's "The Valedictorians Project,'' which chronicled the lives of more than 90 top students after high school. Meghan has been a Globe employee since 2002 and was the former City Hall bureau chief who led the 2017 coverage of the Boston mayor's race. Her Globe tenure includes a range of breaking news stories, enterprising projects, and cutting-edge reports.  

  • Emmanuel Martinez is a data reporter for Reveal. A graduate of UC Irvine, Martinez received his master’s degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied radio and data journalism. Prior to joining Reveal, he interned for KPCC, the Los Angeles NPR affiliate, where he helped reporters acquire, clean and analyze data. Martinez is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.

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