Mike McGraw: Celebration of his life and legacy

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Brant Houston of University of Illinois
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 14 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Crystal E
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Join us for a celebration of the life and work of Mike McGraw, a long-time IRE member and leader and an award-winning journalist. There will be a short presentation on Mike's last project, plus memories shared by those who worked with him over his distinguished 40-plus-year career. Mike was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, IRE awards and many other honors. He served on the IRE board and the endowment committee and mentored countless journalists and students. The gathering also will serve as a fundraiser for a fellowship honoring Mike, who died in January.

Raise a glass in Mike's honor (cash bar available).

Speaker Bios

  • Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois. Before Illinois he was executive director of IRE for more than a decade after 17 years as an award-winning investigative reporter in U.S. newsrooms. He is author of  "Data for Journalists: A Practical Guide to Computer-Assisted Reporting" and co-author of "The Investigative Reporter's Handbook." He works with nonprofit newsrooms and co-founded INN and GIJN. 

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